Madame Lily Bollinger, who ran the House at the time, invented the R.D. concept in Champagne in 1961. R.D. meaning Recently Disgorged involves ageing only the greatest Grande Année wines further in the Bollinger cellars and releasing years later.
This additional ageing and disgorging immediately prior to sale imparts paradoxical elements of extraordinary freshness alongside rich secondary and tertiary aromas. The lively freshness is as surprising and enchanting as the aromatics are intriguing.
R.D Champagnes continue to develop beautifully. They can be enjoyed straight away or be laid down to carry on developing further after disgorgement.