Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises
deep gold ; the colour of a bright autumn morning. unmatched depth, power and concentration ; notes of wax, cognac and spices ; candied aromas. a continuation of the olfactory flavours.
The 2004 Vieilles Vignes Francaises stands in a long line of Bollinger Grand Vins. The wine is altogether round and powerful with excellent nerve and vinosity. Vieilles Vignes Francaises is a Blanc de Noirs (100% Pinot Noir). It was fermented in small aged oak barrels minimising the taste of oaks or tannins to ensure the wines fully express their aromatic complexity and ageing potential.
It is a fresh, youthful wine, with a bright straw yellow color and greenish reflections. On the nose it is reminiscent of the floral aromas of peach and acacia blossom as well as the fruity hints of Rennet apples and pineapple. It is well-balanced on the palate, with moderate acidity but elegantly rounded fruit. When poured, one notes a gentle, persistent foam, followed by a fine perlage that lifts the wine’s intense aromas and covers the tongue and palate with inviting taste sensations.
Pale, with a delicate pink hue. Charming, generous and open. Reveals aromas of red berries (strawberries, raspberries) and vine peaches. Light yet expressive. Shows great freshness, due to the high proportion of chardonnay in the blend. Notes of red gooseberries and raspberries, with a lengthy and voluptuous finish.
A golden colour, distinctive of black grape varieties ; very fine bubbles. a beautiful aromatic complexity ; ripe fruit and spicy aromas ; hints of roasted apples, apple compote and peaches. a subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity ; bubbles like velvet ; pear, brioche and spicy aromas, notes of fresh walnut.
bronze tones combined with the intense depth of a great red wine. the nobility of red berries: hints of red currant, cherry and wild strawberry ; a spicy touch, not unlike Special Cuví©e. a subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity, with a tannic finish due to the adjunction of red wine ; bubbles as fine as velvet ; flavours of wild berries.