La Côte aux Enfants is a great red wine from the legendary Aÿ plot: a pure Pinot Noir, the combination of an exceptional plot and a highly skilled Burgundy winemaking method which is very rare in the Champagne region. The region originally owed its fame to its red wines. Favourites of King Henri IV, the Pinot Noirs from the town of Aÿ were the most popular wines of the French court. La Côte aux Enfants comes from a steep, small 70 acre plot just outside Aÿ which Jacques Bollinger himself reconstituted patiently, at the beginning of the 20th century, from over 50 differently owned plots. It is exclusively planted with Pinot Noir and is a designated Grand Cru site. Since 2009, all vines grown on that site are organically farmed and green harvests reduce the yield to 8,500kgs per hectare. The wines from this plot are used for blending the Rosé Bollinger
"With an intense ruby colour, the nose delivers notes of cloves, pepper and truffles along with sweet spices like vanilla and cinnamon. Cherries, kirsch and prunes are evident on the palate and hints of floral rose. A very distinctive red wine with a velvet like texture and subtle balance. Enjoy within the next five years to fully appreciate the expression of its fruit, or choose to age it in your cellar and enjoy different tasting sensations."