Food & Wine’s Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle went on WNYC radio to discuss sparkling wines to enjoy this holiday season. After offering background on the different types of sparkling wine available from different regions, he recommended Bollinger PN VZ15 as a true Champagne worth splurging on.
Describing it as “a spectacular bottle of wine,” he explained PN VZ is a 100% Pinot Noir wine and that it is the first new edition to the Bollinger range in about 12 years. He also added that Bollinger is one of the top Houses in the region and that this is a “killer” wine for about $120 that is hard to beat. Listen to the program with host Alison Stewart 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.