Long considered to be one of the preeminent Champagne houses in the world, Bollinger’s Pinot-driven cuvées have long stood the test of time and remained among the most respected and desired wines on the market. Founded in 1829 by Athanase de Villermont, Jacques Bollinger and Paul Renaudin, it has enjoyed the patronage of royals since the late 19th century and beyond. Bollinger has a history as rich as its Champagnes. Through great success as well as personal and professional challenges, the family ran the company until 2008, when for the first time they handed the reins over to Jérome Philipon. With a strong background in business, Philipon has capitalized on the familys’ savvy approach to modernization and investment. His mission is to maintain the best of the House’s respected production protocols while integrating new technologies to ensure its stature and competitive edge in the future. Although Bollinger’s popular non-vintage Special Cuvée reflects its style and sensibility, the House specializes in vintage Champagnes, among them, the classic, prestige Grande Année (also available in Rosé); R.D., which ages under cork and on lees even longer than Grande Année; Vieille Vignes Françaises, its prestige Blanc de Noirs cuvée; and the exquisite Coteaux Champenois La Côte aux Enfants. All Bollinger sparkling wines are muscular and complex, with a full-bodied character that is all its own.