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Champagne Bruno Paillard Rosé Première Cuvée Extra Brut
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Champagne Bruno Paillard Rosé Première Cuvée Extra Brut NV

Champagne, FranceMaison Bruno Paillard is the newest Champagne house, founded in 1981. Paillard has emphasized acquiring vineyards, and he now has near 90 parcels in numerous crus. This pinot noir dominant rosé has a secret splash of chardonnay tipped in "to bring the necessary vivacity." It was sourced from 12 different vineyards. This combines saignée pinot with still pinot noir to create the delicate blush peach hue. This rosé blends 25 vintages dating back to 1985. My bottle was based on the 2014 vintage, spent 36 months on lees, and was disgorged in July 2018, with a very low dosage. Very pristine and focused, with a drive of lively redcurrant, cherry, raspberry, over a deeper base of meringue. There's an alluring fine grip throughout, punctuated with grains of mineral salt. The finish is long and shimmering, with a kiss of cherry blossoms. Such a striking wine, it's hard to turn away. Now, about that clear glass...Tasted: 01 November 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 110.99 select private retailers Producer: Champagne Bruno PaillardDistributors: Icon Fine Wine and Spirits
Blend: Pinot Noir - ChardonnayCSPC: 273813