Today we are delighted to offer the new release of the stunning Bollinger PN, a blanc de noirs champagne created to showcase some of the House’s best crus and terroirs. Launched last year, this cuvee was a roaring success with critics and champagne connoisseurs. The new release, as noted by Antonio Galloni of Vinous Media, is “a worthy follow up to the sublime 2015… Readers who enjoy Blanc de Noirs will adore the PN VZ 16.” Available today at £350 IB per case of 6 or £58 per bottle this exceptional cuvee competes with vintage champagnes in terms of quality, while being offered at a fraction of the price.
Bollinger PN VZ 16 is a 100% Pinot-focused blend from vineyards of Verzenay, based predominantly on the 2016 vintage. It perfectly showcases the charm of this unique terroir of chalky soils, offering wonderful depth, elegance and tension combined with a beautiful saline finish. Galloni grants it 93 points, admiring, “Sweet red cherry, Mirabelle, spice, mint and dried flowers all grace this wonderfully translucent, expressive Blanc de Noirs… I find the interplay of vibrancy and the creamier notes that are so typical of the house style to be incredibly appealing.” In addition to Verzenay, wines from Avenay and Tauxières were added to the blend to bring further complexity and depth. The reserve wines, aged for up to 15 years en magnum, add to the exceptional aromatic intensity. The result is a wonderfully creamy champagne which can be enjoyed immediately upon release or cellared for a decade.
Pinot Noir is the pillar of the Champagne Bollinger style, and the House has forged its reputation by showcasing this variety. The PN cuvée aims to prolong the heritage and the legendary style Bollinger is renowned for. This VZ 16 edition is the second interpretation from the new collection. Each year will see a new addition, exploring the House’s various terroirs in a different way. Each edition will feature a different cru from the base year, carefully selected by Champagne Bollinger, so that each new version will be an elegant reinvention of the original cuvee.