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Behind The Scenes With Denis Bunner

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Champagne Bollinger’s Deputy Chef de Cave, Denis Bunner, took us inside the estate’s barrel room and provided a great overview of La Grande Année 2012. Like all vintages of this wine, the new release is aged for more than 7 years entirely in oak. He explains how this enhances the complexity and profile of the wine, and also elaborates on the Pinot Noir dominant grape breakdown (65% Pinot, 35% Chardonnay). We also learn why, from a ripening perspective, Bollinger focuses on Pinot Noir fruit from Grand Cru vineyards in Äy and Verzenay. The video can be found in the link below!

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