B13 stands for ‘Bollinger 2013’ as showcased by the unique logotype that both resembles the letter ‘B’ and the number ‘13’. This limited edition Blanc de Noirs from the 2013 vintage is characterized by its freshness and precision, and is composed of 100% Pinot Noir, predominantly from Bollinger’s ancestral home of Äy.
92% of B13 is sourced from Grand Cru vineyards, and includes fruit from sites in Äy, Verzenay, Louvois, Avenay and Mareuil.
Vinified in French barrique and 400L casks, and aged for six months prior to secondary fermentation. B13 is cellared for seven years on the lees and 100% riddled and disgorged by hand.
Dosage: 6 g/L
In 2013, the Champagne region was faced with a long winter punctuated by snow and frost, a rainy spring, and a very hot summer, complete with severe thunderstorms. Despite these conditions (resulting in an unusually late harvest), the concept of B13 came to life, made possible thanks to rigorous sustainable practices in the vineyards including controlled yields and monitoring grape maturity throughout the growing cycle, allowing the cultivation of high quality grapes year after year, no matter the conditions.
B13 has an utterly distinctive profile, expressing candied lemon, citrus peel and orchard fruit on the nose, with subtle aromas of tarte tatin and crushed almond. Tension and minerality define the palate with Bollinger’s signature freshness and precision, and lingering salinity on the finish.
Champagne Bollinger supports sustainable wine growing by grassing over the ground, using biological pest control, reducing the use of herbicides, recycling pruning waste, and planting hedges and orchards to encourage biodiversity. The Côte aux Enfants vineyard is managed organically.
Wine Spectator - November 3, 2021
"A graceful Champagne, with a subtle, pleasing tension to the invigorating aromas and flavors of crème de cassis, baked pineapple, verbena, toast and crystallized honey as they ride the silky mousse. Ends with a mouthwatering, mineral-and-spice-laced finish." - AN
Wine Enthusiast - July 25, 2022
"For an 8-year-old champagne this is extremely vibrant, the red-fruit character from the pinot noir grape rather in the background. Quite a strict style with discreet lees creaminess. However the ripeness and power means that it isn’t austere. Feels bone-dry at the powerful, chalky finish. 100% pinot noir, 100% barrel-fermented and 100% matured under cork." - AN
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