Vineyard Location: Ay, France
Founded in 1829 in the village of Aÿ in Champagne, Bollinger is the history of members of a family who have dedicated their lives to their passion and specialist knowledge. Six generations of the Bollinger family have maintained the trademark style of their namesake Champagne and it is one of a few remaining Grand Marque houses owned, controlled and managed by the same family since the brand's founding.
The Bollinger Champagne vineyard covers 165 hectares, most of which are classified Grand or Premier cru. Pinot Noir predominates, a demanding grape variety with an intense character which forms the backbone of the Bollinger style. Continuity of style is ensured by an exceptional collection of over 700,000 reserve magnums, making Bollinger the only champagne House with such a wide and precise palette of aromas for their blends. As a guarantee of supreme quality, the best crus are vinified in wood thanks to a stock of 3,500 small, aged casks. The House lets its wines mature for twice as long as the appellation requirement.