|Goes well with||Aperitif (on its own), Beef, Blue Cheese, Cheeses, Chocolate, Fish, Roast Chicken, Roast Meats, Salmon|
|Grape type||Chardonnay, Pinot Noir|
|Drinking style||Complex, elegant, concentrated|
Lily Bollinger's famous qoute to a newspaper in the 1960s has stuck with many wine lovers as a creed ever since: "I drink it when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry and I drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it, unless I'm thirsty." This is the very fine vintage Champagne made in only outstanding vintages, or "Grande Années".