In the mid-1960s, while most Champagne Houses were developing unusually shaped bottles, Bollinger decided to concentrate on its signature taste. Although old vintages were not fashionable in 1967, Madame Bollinger was bold as ever. True to her pioneering spirit, she had the daring idea of marketing the 1952 vintage that had recently been disgorged and dosed as an Extra Brut. This was the vision she championed: the absolute prestige of Bollinger lay in the wine itself, not in its vessel.
In doing so, Madame Bollinger created a completely original tasting experience: the aromatic intensity of the finest vintages, contrasted with a wonderful freshness on the palate. This freshness is due to the natural acidity of the grapes during harvest, and is underscored by the Extra Brut dosage. It was a revolution that would have a lasting impact on the Bollinger style, as well as the world of champagne as a whole.
This vintage bore the name of the cuvée for the very first time. It would be known as Bollinger R.D. and its label was the first ever to specify a disgorgement date. Bollinger R.D. 2007 now once again sports all the codes of this legendary label: material, font and date of disgorging. Authenticity through the years.
Color: Intense shimmers of gold
Nose: Complex on the nose with aromas of honey and brioche. This is followed by a host of spices (ginger, cumin, caraway and more), before evolving into notes of mirabelle plum, dried apricot and fresh hazelnut.
Palate: A lively and clean opening that reveals notes of white plum, walnut and aniseed. Its freshness is beautiful and its tension incredible.
Bottle Size: 0.75L
Region: Champagne, France
Grape Varietal: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay. 14 Crus: 91% Grands Crus and 9% Premiers Crus.