Leading trade newsletter Shanken News Daily has highlighted the release of Champagne Bollinger La Grande Année 2008 in today’s roundup of industry news. The announcement includes important details of the repacking of the label, featuring a more narrow neck and more prominent label. The write up also elaborates on its extended 9+ years aging on the lees and composition of 71% Pinot Noir and 29% Chardonnay. It can be reviewed in full HERE
La Grande Année: The Great Year. This Champagne is the embodiment of everything that makes Bollinger the producer that stands apart in Champagne. La Grande Année, or LGA, preserves the traditions of the past and symbolizes the word "hand-crafted" so strongly that an overused word suddenly becomes the only appropriate definition.
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.