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Champagne Pierre Paillard Les Parcelles Bouzy Grand Cru Extra Brut XIII
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Champagne Pierre Paillard Les Parcelles Bouzy Grand Cru Extra Brut XIII NV

Champagne, FranceLes Parcelles is sourced entirely from Bouzy, and from 22 plots of the Paillard family's sustainably-farmed vines, now averaging 25 years. As noted by the XIII on the label, this is based on the 2013 vintage (80%) along with 201 (14%) and 2004 (6%). A blend of 70 percent pinot noir and 30 percent chardonnay (the latter an anomaly in red-wine-centric Bouzy), this spent four years on the lees. Chisled lemon, nougat and meringue leads this tight, energetic and extra brut (2 g/l dosage) Champagne. The palate pulses with energy, drawing green apple, cream, spice along a creamy, lighter palate and through a very lengthy finish. The chalk bedrock is evident through the driving hum of minerality, and lingering chalk finish.Tasted: 10 July 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 63.00 BCLS Producer: Champagne Pierre PaillardDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Blend: Pinot Noir - ChardonnayCSPC: 477372UPC: 3535140001008