2013 Bollinger, B13, 6x750ml

2013 Bollinger, B13, 6x750ml

Availability: 4 weeks

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

Duty Status
From £395.00

Critics Score: 93-95

Publication: Essi Avellan MW

On this vintage with a prolonged growing season Bollinger played the cool card, choosing to go with a high proportion of Verzenay fruit (51%). The combination of cool vintage and cool terroir is truly attractive for a blanc de noirs. Already the nose has lovely zingy fruitiness to it, lemon custard, perfectly ripe peaches and elegant spicy and chalky tones. The ensemble comes across as elegant, super juicy and purely fruity. My favourite of Bollinger limited editions so far!
2013 Bollinger, B13, 6x750ml

Production


Blend : 100% Pinot Noir (Blanc de Noirs).
Just five crus of which 92% Grands Crus and 8% Premiers Crus.

Maturation : Over 7 years on lees.

Dosage : Low, 6 grams per litre.

A crystalline wine to express the oenological and environmental values held by Champagne Bollinger

History

In 2013, the Champagne region faced unique weather conditions with a long winter punctuated by snow and frost. Despite these turbulent circumstances, Champagne Bollinger shaped the wine from this particularly late harvest into a vintage, and by doing so, also made a limited edition : B13, which stands for Bollinger 2013.

It’s thanks to the ethical farming practices that Bollinger employs in the vineyard that the Champagne House constantly benefits from undeniably high-quality grapes, no matter how difficult certain years can be. This vintage Blanc de Noirs champagne embodies the excellence of the Bollinger vineyards on the Montage de Reims, and is a tribute to Bollinger’s oenological and environmental values.

The 100% recyclable case, made of mostly recycled materials, reflects the multiple qualities of this limited edition to express the uniqueness of both the vintage’s signature and Bollinger’s vision.