Champagne Bollinger PN VZ16 (92 JD)
“The NV Champagne Blanc de Noirs PN VZ16 Brut is entirely Pinot Noir, predominantly from the village of Verzenay. It is based on the warm 2016 vintage but does includes several vintages of reserve wine. The nose is smoky, with rich Pinot Noir character and wonderful savory appeal. It is broad, dry, and balanced throughout, it offers ripe, concentrated notes of saline broth, plum, and toasted almond.” – A.F 11/22
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 second edition of the series, PN VZ16, explores the interpretation of Pinot Noir from Verzenay 2016 and features reserve wines dating back to 2006.
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.