Robb Report’s November print issue includes a story about the versatility of Champagne, and how it should be enjoyed more regularly as a food pairing wine. Champagne Bollinger PN VZ15 was selected as one of the top bottles to reach for with a meal. Additionally, the piece includes a specific pairing recommendation of Jamón Iberico and Marcona almonds seasoned with smoked paprika from 6th Generation Bollinger family member Cyril Delarue.
The write up explains that PN VZ15 is the first new addition to the permanent range in more than a decade, and that it is “a series that celebrates the very specific terroir of Pinot Noir through a different cru each year as the base wine.” As far as the tasting experience goes, “the full-bodied Blanc de Noirs is exuberant and aromatic, with notes of dried fig, plum and toasted brioche along with a lingering nuttiness.”
PN, made entirely from Pinot Noir to underscore the very essence and DNA of the House style, is the first new cuvée added to Bollinger’s permanent range since rosé in 2008. Each release of PN, developed as a series to bring Bollinger’s unique vision of Pinot Noir to light, will showcase a different cru from the base year that highlights its distinctive terroir and taste. The first edition of the series, PN VZ15, explores the interpretation of Pinot Noir from Verzenay 2015 and features reserve wines dating back to 2009.
Bollinger is one of the rare Grande Marques that’s still family owned. Known for its rich, elegant and polished style of Champagne, their outstanding wines are the result of rigorous attention to detail and incredibly labor-intensive practices that few houses are willing to undertake. Underscoring its excellence, Bollinger has remained British secret agent James Bond's Champagne of choice since 1973.