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Champagne Bruno Paillard Première Cuvée Extra Bruttext

Champagne Bruno Paillard Première Cuvée Extra Brut NV

Champagne, FranceBruno Paillard, founded in 1981, is a family-run operation and owner of thirty-two hectares of land that cover some of Champagne’s most important vineyards. The house style is sculpted from over 40 plots of land, bringing complexity via terroir. They store their reserve wines in both tanks and small oak barrels for at least three years, and uniquely blends the multi-vintage reserve wines a year before assemblage. The Brut Premiére Cuvée NV is the house wine, and Bruno Paillard’s flagship champagne. The delicious non-vintage blend of 45/33/22 pinot noir, chardonnay, and meunier are multi-vintage given its 25-48 percent use of reserve wines dating back to 1985. The final blend gets six months of ageing on the lees before bottling, and three months in the cellar post-disgorgement. The nose is vibrant, and the vibe is all red fruits streaked with tangerine, honey, and dusted minerality.Tasted: 28 October 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