The wine’s aromas are described as honey and hard candy—both evoking the richness of a Pinot Noir. It is golden in color with glints of copper, offering rich notes of stewed fruits that result in a round texture
The wine is therefore exclusively vinified in small aged oak barrels. Champagne Bollinger has never abandoned this traditional craft method, which helps develop aromas of great finesse.
After a prolonged ageing on its lees, even today every bottle of La Grande Année is riddled and disgorged by hand.