The company took its name in 1829 from Jacques Placide Bollinger, son-in-law of the founder Athanase Louis Emmanuel Count of Villermont. The Maison Bollinger is located in Ay, one of the historic villages in the heart of Champagne and the quality of its wines is universally recognized, even by competitors.
Thanks to the privileged position of the vineyards, and to a profound ethical quality, the Maison Bollinger quickly acquires an international reputation thanks to the style and quality of its wines of Champagne. Even today, the family presides over the future of the Maison Bollinger, putting an end to maintaining a production level that is as high as possible. The Maison Bollinger uses only the wine coming from the first pressing, selling the second pressing.
Pinot Noir, the "keystone" of Bollinger's assemblages, is based on Pinot Noir, which comes mainly from the prestigious territories of Aÿ, Bouzy and Verzenay. Its typicality gives wines richness, vinosity and roundness. The grands and the premiers crus are the basis of the Bollinger assemblies.
The reserve wines are stored in magnum with cork stoppers under a light froth, cru per cru, vine per vine, vintage per year. This unique method in Champagne allows the Maison Bollinger to preserve its reserve wines for many years, preserving their freshness and character.
In this way the Maison Bollinger can choose the cru, the vine and the vintage that will ensure the continuity of the Special Cuvée assembly.
Bollinger can also boast the exclusivity of a closed-wall vineyard (clos) from which grapes of prefilossera vines are born, used for the Vieille Vignes Champagne.
Before disgorgement, the Bollinger wines mature in the cellar for a minimum of 3 years.