Bollinger has launched a limited edition vintage Champagne called B13 to mark the region’s “turbulent” 2013 harvest.
Bollinger B13 is a Blanc de Noirs that hails from the 2013 harvest, which, despite what the producer called “turbulent circumstances,” managed to be turned into a vintage quality wine due to the winery’s attentive and sustainable vineyard management practices. Made from 100% pinot noir from five crus of which 92% are Grands Crus and 8% Premiers Crus, the wine spent seven years on lees
The year 2013 saw Champagne suffer from “a long winter punctuated by snow and frost, a wet and hesitant spring, then a very hot summer with violent thunderstorms,” explained the brand. Despite these turbulent circumstances, Champagne Bollinger shaped pinot noir grapes from this particularly late harvest into a vintage. The producer said that its “ethical farming practices,” including “minimal agricultural inputs, controlled yields, precise management of the grape’s maturity throughout the course of harvesting,” allowed it to create the wine.
Characterised by freshness, the Champagne has a unique profile, expressed by both fruity aromas – unconventional notes of citrus and yellow fruits – and gourmet ones – with flavors of tarte tatin and fresh almond. “Tension and minerality characterise this edition,” says the brand.
Bollinger B13 is priced at £100 per bottle. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
Last week, Champagne Bollinger debuted a limited edition, James Bond-themed Cuvée called 007 to celebrate the upcoming release of No Time To Die. This year, Bollinger is celebrating 40 years as the official Champagne of 007 with the limited edition Cuvée 007 that marries the three enticing elements: the brand’s Special Cuvée, the Aston Martin DB5, and James Bond.