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Champagne Bruno Paillard Première Cuvée Extra Bruttext

Champagne Bruno Paillard Première Cuvée Extra Brut NV

Champagne, FranceMaison Bruno Paillard is relatively new for Champagne, with the house founded in 1981 by Bruno Paillard. From the beginning, their strategy has been to purchase vineyard land. They now have 106+ parcels in 30+ crus, covering the majority of their needs. My bottle is sourced from 30 vineyards, and disgorged in June 2021. It was a blend of 25 vintages since 1985, with ample (up to 50%) reserves. This is a blend of 45% pinot noir / 33% chardonnay / 22% pinot meunier, 20% of which was barrel fermented, with the cepage spending 36 months sur lie, plus six more months in bottle, and with a dosage under 6 g/L. Ample toast seasons red apple, lemon pith, roasted hazelnuts across an expansive, stony palate that rolls through the chalky finish. Very well handled, holding the line between rich and chiselled well.Tasted: 24 April 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$85.99750mlselect private retailers
AB$80.00750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Champagne Bruno PaillardDistributors: Icon Fine Wine and Spirits
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 942151