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Pierre Paillard Les Parcelles Bouzy Grand Cru Extra Brut XIV
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Pierre Paillard Les Parcelles Bouzy Grand Cru Extra Brut XIV NV

Champagne, FranceLike a lot of non vintage champagnes, this is based on a single vintage. In this case, the majority of the wine is comprised of base wine from 2013 (80 percent), with a dollop of wine from 2012 and reserve wine from 2004. From the more pinot noir-oriented village of Bouzy, this is 70 percent pinot noir and 30 percent chardonnay that’s been aged on lees for four years. The less is more winemaking gives you a transparent expression of Bouzy, with only a 3.5 g/L dosage. This has a complex, precise nose of red berry fruit, lemon yoghurt, hazelnut, brioche, and oyster shell. The mousse is quite fine and creamy, and the palate has the tension and mouth-filling minerality that you can only reliably find in Champagne. It’s an absolute bargain to find top-quality grower champagne at this price.Tasted: 11 January 2020Tasted by: Geoffrey MossPrices: BC 63.00 BCLS Producer: Champagne Pierre PaillardDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Blend: Pinot Noir - ChardonnayCSPC: 477372UPC: 3535140001008