Spot Offer #109: Bollinger Champagne Half Bottles

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[ Why We Love It: ]

What’s not to love about small bottles of great Champagne?!? The Bollinger Champagne half bottles are a rarity – we don’t see them in the market more than once each year. This format is hugely popular, both with our restaurant clients as well as individual wine lovers who appreciate the convenience that comes with being able to enjoy a glass or two of Champagne without making the commitment to drinking a full bottle in one sitting. Bollinger Special Cuvee remains the platinum standard for non-vintage Champagnes – a benchmark examples of the Bollinger house style which delivers rich earthy and spicy flavours with tremendous precision and finesse. This Champagne is a fabulous food wines and pairs perfectly with rich, decadent seafood and fish, and is also a delicious pairing with richer preparations of risotto or pasta.

[ Recipes & Food Pairings: ]

Scallops w/ Leeks + Caviar Butter Sauce – RECIPE

Salad of Smoked Trout, Grilled Zucchini + Hazelnuts – RECIPE

Parmesan + Lemon Risotto – RECIPE

[ Price: ]

BOTTLE: $45.95

CASE: $551.40

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[ Technical Specs: ]

ALCOHOL: 12.5%

BOTTLE: 750mL

Case Pack: 12 x 3750mL

GRAPES: 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay + 15% Pinot Meunier

CLOSURE: Natural Cork

CELLAR POTENTIAL: Now to 2018

SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10°C to 12°C

DOSAGE: 8-9 g/L

[ Tasting Notes: ]

“Like a fine tapestry, this weaves rich flavors of blackberry tart, lemon parfait, graphite and toasted almond together on the creamy palate. Finely honed acidity creates a vibrant thread throughout.”

93 / 100 Points

Alison Napjus / WineSpectator.com

“The classic Bollinger nonvintage is, as always, rich and firmly structured. With the roundness that comes from aging the wines in wood before blending, it has a ripe, smooth edge. Underneath, the texture is solid, with hints of apple and pear and mature acidity.”

92 / 100 Points

Rogers Voss / WineEnthusiast.com

Spot Offer #108: Bollinger Champagne half bottles


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Pulling corks and pushing cases as a third generation wine importer in Ontario, Canada selling fine wines and spirits produced by families - not factories. Get the full story at winetrader.ca

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