Varietal: Pinot Noir
Region: Verzenay, Champagne, France
The first new permanent addition to the Bollinger line of rosé since 2008, the PN VZ16 showcases different terroirs of Pinot Noir, in this case that of Verzenay. Although a non-vintaged wine, exactly 50% of the juice for this bottling comes from the 2016 vintage in Verzenay. The rest is different crus of pinot noir, with about 20% reserve wine dating from 2006 rounding out the assemblage. This is a wine that shows tremendous tension, elegance, and salinity. 7g/L dosage gives this wine great body & energy, with abundant red fruit flavors, rhubarb, and quince, with a vibrant, chalky, mineral-driven finish.