Cottages & Gardens has published a round up of 12 “wow wines” and the stories behind them. Write Sheri deBorchgrave has selected the Champagne Bollinger 007 Limited Edition, Vintage 2011 for Daniel Craig or “any M16 wannabees.” She offers background into the wines, and explains “the limited edition was created for the 25th installment of the James Bond franchise celebrating its 40-year partnership with Bollinger. The Bond film, No Time to Die, will hit theaters in April but Bollinger 007 Limited Edition Vintage 2011— aged seven years on its lees, made from 100% Pinot Noir sourced from an historic Grand Cru vineyard in the village of Ay—is out now in time for the holidays.” Read the full write up HERE
This limited edition cuvée celebrates 2 important milestones. Firstly, it celebrates the historic partnership between Bollinger and Bond. Bollinger has been the exclusive Champagne partner of Bond since 1979, so 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of their relationship. Secondly, it celebrates the release of the upcoming movie, No Time to Die, which will be the 25th movie in the series (and Bollinger’s 15th Bond movie since the start of the partnership).
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.