In 1994 it was none other than the great-great-grandson of founder Joseph Bollinger who was to become head of the House. After starting his career in Chili, Ghislain de Montgolfier continued to develop the House with the pursuit of excellence as a guiding light. He continues to maintain a policy of voluntarily limiting amounts produced to increase quality, while remaining true to the Bollinger spirit. In 2007 his technical expertise led him to be elected as head of the Board of the Union des Maisons de Champagne and co-chairman of the Comité Champagne.
Amongst the 321 villages (or Crus) in Champagne, Bollinger supplies itself ine the 17 Grands Crus and 14 Premiers Crus. Only 30 villages enter into the composition of the special cuvee.
The first fermentation of the wines take place in small stainless-steel vats or oak cask. The small oak cask is paradise for great wines. It allows for controlled oxidation of the wine and harmonious development of the aromas and bouquet. The wine is aged in the cellar for a minimum of 3 years prior to disgorgement and a further 3 months before it shipped.
Style and quality bouquet of aromas, this unique combination of body, balance and finesse.