Bollinger

La Grande Année Brut Chardonnay - Pinot Noir Rosé Blend

9.4295 ratings
9.488 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Delicious. The red fruit has settled. Now it’s roses, soft wild strawberry, chalk. Lovely balance. Subtle fruit and minerality blended well. In a really good place to drink now.

Delicious. The red fruit has settled. Now it’s roses, soft wild strawberry, chalk. Lovely balance. Subtle fruit and minerality blended well. In a really good place to drink now.

Jan 22nd, 2023
Alberto Cdm

Una delle migliori GA rosè mai bevute 👏🏼👏🏼

Una delle migliori GA rosè mai bevute 👏🏼👏🏼

Jan 1st, 2022
Conrad Green

Soft pink. Has settled with a soft wild strawberry, salinity, limestone. Gently yeasty on the nose with nice weight. Savory for a rose. Very good.

Soft pink. Has settled with a soft wild strawberry, salinity, limestone. Gently yeasty on the nose with nice weight. Savory for a rose. Very good.

Feb 14th, 2021
Mike Saviage

Light salmon color. Nice energy in the glass. Yeasty nose. Also notes of cranberries, white chalk, kiwi fruit and some wet stones. Nice mouth feel and acidity that pairs with fruit that hides in the background. Lots of power in this. Still a baby.

Light salmon color. Nice energy in the glass. Yeasty nose. Also notes of cranberries, white chalk, kiwi fruit and some wet stones. Nice mouth feel and acidity that pairs with fruit that hides in the background. Lots of power in this. Still a baby.

Dec 7th, 2020
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.9

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Nov 27th, 2020
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9.6

The 2012 La Grande Année Rosé is airy, gracious and so wonderfully inviting. Crushed flowers, mint, white pepper and red berry fruit are all gracefully woven together. Today, the 2012 is naturally quite young and still shows the tension of a Champagne that was disgorged just a few months ago. Readers who prefer Champagnes with softer edges and a bit more flavor complexity will want to cellar the 2012. I have to admit, I very much like the wine today, in its youthful state, where its energy and focus are front and center. The 2012 is a blend of 67% Pinot Noir and 33% Chardonnay taken from 21 villages built around a core of Aÿ and Verzenay Pinot Noir and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oiry Chardonnay, crus that are quite complementary. Disgorged January 2020. Dosage is 8 grams per liter. (Originally published in August 2020) (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2020)

The 2012 La Grande Année Rosé is airy, gracious and so wonderfully inviting. Crushed flowers, mint, white pepper and red berry fruit are all gracefully woven together. Today, the 2012 is naturally quite young and still shows the tension of a Champagne that was disgorged just a few months ago. Readers who prefer Champagnes with softer edges and a bit more flavor complexity will want to cellar the 2012. I have to admit, I very much like the wine today, in its youthful state, where its energy and focus are front and center. The 2012 is a blend of 67% Pinot Noir and 33% Chardonnay taken from 21 villages built around a core of Aÿ and Verzenay Pinot Noir and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oiry Chardonnay, crus that are quite complementary. Disgorged January 2020. Dosage is 8 grams per liter. (Originally published in August 2020) (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2020)

Nov 20th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Salmon color. Looks inviting in the glass. Fruit forward nose. Notes of cranberry, cherry and some citrus. Good mouth feel. A nice summer quaff.

Salmon color. Looks inviting in the glass. Fruit forward nose. Notes of cranberry, cherry and some citrus. Good mouth feel. A nice summer quaff.

Jun 14th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Great bottle presentation from Bollinger.

This is super delicate on the palate. Fruits are beautiful the run in the middle of Billecart Salmon N/V Rosé & Ruinart N/V. Strawberries with cream, cherries, lean ripe watermelon & black cherries. The volcanic minerality is among some of the best I had. The chalkiness is similar to the BSR but, finer & less of a sharp edge. The acidity is incredible. The delicate, rich, polished, well balanced finish impressive and lingers for minutes.

Photos of Christmas Eve with friends.

Merry Christmas everyone. Such a great time of year and night. 🎄🎅🤶🎁⛄️❄️ Cheers! 🍾🥂🍷

Great bottle presentation from Bollinger.

This is super delicate on the palate. Fruits are beautiful the run in the middle of Billecart Salmon N/V Rosé & Ruinart N/V. Strawberries with cream, cherries, lean ripe watermelon & black cherries. The volcanic minerality is among some of the best I had. The chalkiness is similar to the BSR but, finer & less of a sharp edge. The acidity is incredible. The delicate, rich, polished, well balanced finish impressive and lingers for minutes.

Photos of Christmas Eve with friends.

Merry Christmas everyone. Such a great time of year and night. 🎄🎅🤶🎁⛄️❄️ Cheers! 🍾🥂🍷

Dec 25th, 2019
Shengli Hu

Fresh strawberry, fresh and ripe juicy peach. Cream, butter, and vanilla. Medium(-) acidity. 5% still red wine into the blend.

Fresh strawberry, fresh and ripe juicy peach. Cream, butter, and vanilla. Medium(-) acidity. 5% still red wine into the blend.

Nov 11th, 2019
Conrad Green

Pretty wild strawberries and a slatey mineral core lurking beneath. On the palate refreshing and some secondary notes coming through then an electric steely backbone. Lean and delicate but has a good future.

Pretty wild strawberries and a slatey mineral core lurking beneath. On the palate refreshing and some secondary notes coming through then an electric steely backbone. Lean and delicate but has a good future.

Jul 5th, 2019