The Bollinger maison is based in Aÿ, in the Marne Valley. Crossing the threshold of number 16 Rue Jules Lobet, we cannot help but breathe in the history of this company which has its roots in the early years of the 19th century when Athanase de Villermont , a nobleman who had inherited land in the Aÿ area, Joseph Bollinger , a German businessman with a passion for Champagne, and Paul Ranaudin , a local wine enthusiast, combined their skills to found Renaudin-Bollinger & Cie on 6 February 1829 . ; since then, for 5 generations, the maison has been managed by the Bollinger family until 2008 when, once the dynasty expired, Jérôme Philipon became head, promoting new investments while respecting the glorious family tradition. Bollinger independently produces the grapes which he then transforms into Champagne . In its vineyards there are all three vines which, assembled in different proportions, are the basis of champagne: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Pinot Noir accounts for the lion's share, representing more than 60% of production. Almost 85% of the vineyards enjoy the qualification of Grand Cru , and, very remarkably, two parcels of vineyard were spared from phylloxera in the disastrous epidemic of the beginning of the twentieth century. The Bollinger style is inimitable and recognized as such by all great champagne lovers. Each Bollinger brand bottle has an extraordinary charm and contains all the essence of traditional know-how. The proposed range is the result of a production that is at the top of champagne , a production to be savored bottle after bottle to discover all the charm and best characteristics of French bubbles.