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Bollinger RD 1996 Vintage Champagne Magnum 150cl Gift Boxed

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Bollinger RD 1996 Vintage Champagne Magnum 150cl is presented in a Prestige Bollinger RD Gift Box. Bollinger R.D.'s (Recently Disgorged) are very limited editions. The R.D. 1996 rested minimum three months in the cellar after disgorging and before shipping. This is the necessary time for the wine to assimilate the “dosage” and to recover suitable balance for tasting.

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Pairs well with…

  • Fish
  • Parmesan
  • Seafood
  • Shellfish
  • Summer Fruits
  • White Meat
Grape: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Try with mushroom risotto and truffle shavings, roast duck and game, as well as cheeses such as Comte, Roquefort and Langres.

R.D. stands for Récemment Dégorgé and although Bollinger is not the only Champagne house that sometimes ages its vintage wines on the lees for longer than the usual three years, this has become a legendary wine. The style was created by Madame Bollinger in 1961 with the 1952 vintage. Although it is usually assumed that this prolonged ageing is beneficial, the precise date of degorgement is important, and it is not Bollinger’s practice to disgorge every R.D. cuvée at the same time. Enthusiasts argue that the extended period of lees-ageing preserves the freshness and magnifies richness; however, others believe a vintage wine is fully mature when originally disgorged, and will not benefit from further bottle-ageing. The outcome will vary depending on the vintage, as well as other factors such as storage.

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Brand Bollinger
Country France
Volume (cl) 150
ABV (% vol) 12.5
Style Brut, R.D.
Champagne Expression Brioche, Complex
Champagne Region Montagne de Reims
Champagne Village Ay, Bouzy, Cramant, Cuis, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Tauxieres, Verzenay
Champagne Dosage (g/l) 3
Champagne Producer Type Grand Marque
Champagne and Wine Aging Oak
Closure Cork and Cage
Champagne Crus Premier Cru, Grand Cru
Champagne Grape Champagne Blend
Time on Lees Over 10 years
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