Fortune published its annual gift guide dedicated to wine lovers, and Champagne Bollinger PN VZ15 earned a spot on the coveted list. The write up explains the backstory of PN and how the 100% Pinot Noir wine is part of an ongoing series. “Each release of PN will highlight a Pinot Noir grape from a different cru from the base year to bring its distinctive terroir and taste to light.”
The piece offers specifics about the grape selection for PN VZ15, highlighting Verzenay, and delves into detailed tasting notes. The writers says “it opens with rich aromas of cherry stone, jam-infused fruit, and dried fig before developing toasted, baked notes.” Continuing, “on the palate, expect flavors of peach and apricot, enhanced by hazelnut and floral notes.”
Keeping the holidays in mind, the piece talks about food pairing and how PN VZ15 is extremely versatile and a great match for so many holiday favorites – from tartlets to risottos. Read the full review HERE
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.