Regional lifestyle publication Affluent Living has featured Champagne Bollinger Rosé NV in its most recent wine & spirits section. The write up notes that this limited quantity wine shows off its craftsmanship with winemaking, producing a wine that shows off the House’s red winemaking skills and emphasis on Pinot Noir. More fruit than savory, the writer adds that it has “notes of red apple, cherry and wild strawberry, it’s a real stunner.” For added measure, the publication also points out that Bollinger is the preferred Champagne of secret agent James Bond and a favorite of the Royal Family.
In the same way that Special Cuvée stands apart from non-vintage Champagnes, Bollinger Rosé is an exception for Rosé Champagnes. What is more, it is a relative secret, as Bollinger did not release a non-vintage Rosé until 2008 and the quantity produced is quite limited. The wine begins as Special Cuvée and then Bollinger's specialty as the Pinot Noir producer in Champagne takes center stage, as the red fruits that join the conversation dance vibrantly, the finish has just a hint of perfectly ripe tannin, and the deep complexity of the wine shines through transparently.
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.