WIth each edition comes a new expression
Each edition unveils an expression of a principal cru and base year, carefully chosen by Champagne Bollinger, meaning the cuvée reinvents itself year after year. One of the defining features of the Bollinger PN cuvée is the way it captures different styles of Pinot Noir: the PN AYC18 offers a new vision of Maison Bollinger’s mastery of this grape variety.
As the fourth edition of Bollinger PN, PN AYC 18 is a champagne with a distinct style that showcases the specificities of the Aÿ terroir, the principal cru in the blend, made predominantly from the 2018 base year.
An assembly with a unique flavour, showcasing the specific qualities of the Aÿ terroir
PN AYC18 is an assembly of 100% Pinot Noir, predominantly from the Aÿ cru. It is blended with other villages on the Montage de Reims, such as Tauxières and Verzenay. The base year is 2018. Older wines also feature from our reserve magnums, the oldest of which dates back to 2009.
Its ageing period in the cellar is twice as long as required by appellation regulations and its dosage is moderate : 6 grams per litre.
de la Marne
Montagne de Reims
La vision singulière du goût du Pinot Noir par la Maison Bollinger
In Champagne, the 2018 vintage was characterised by abundant yields and an early harvest. Chalk moderated conditions in Grands Crus vineyards, resulting in particularly outstanding, very concentrated grapes with a natural average ripeness and powerful acidity
To the eye
Golden with bronze reflections
To the nose
Notes of honey, fruit jellies , quince and candied citrus. Aromas of marzipan and blood orange complement a nose full of sweet spices and a refreshing hint of menthol.
On the palate
Serious , understated and rich, beautifully expansive with a finish full of confit citrus which enhances the wine’s freshness.
PN AYC18 is designed to be shared between wine enthusiasts looking for different expressions of Pinot Noir from Champagne. We recommend you serve PN AYC18 between 10 and 11°C to highlight its unique style and aromas. You can enjoy this wine right away or keep it in the cellar for further ageing.