The fourth edition of Bollinger PN, the PN AYC18 cuvée exalts Pinot Noir sourced exclusively from the village of Aÿ.
Each edition gives free expression to a main cru and a base vintage meticulously selected by Bollinger.This 100% Pinot Noir combines the richness of Aÿ's terroir with the exceptional nature of a wine made in part in 2018.
Made largely from 2018 Réserve magnums, the chalk, characteristic of the Aÿ terroir, plays a regulatory role in the ripening of the fruit. A beautiful gesture of nature, giving rise to its emblematic character: verticality, length and breadth.
The year 2018 was marked in Champagne by an early and abundant harvest. Despite high temperatures, the chalk allowed the grapes to maintain their concentration, natural ripeness and the sustained acidity essential to making a quality Champagne.Gourmet notes of honey, fruit paste, quince and candied citrus emerge on the first nose.
After aeration, aromas of almond paste and blood orange complete this sweetly spiced nose endowed with a refreshing menthol note.
The palate is deep, subtle and rich, offering beautiful breadth and a candied citrus finish that enhances the freshness of this wine.
This Champagne is complex, direct and beautifully fresh, and pairs well with seafood dishes such as sea bream or scallop ceviche, or can simply be enjoyed as an aperitif.