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Champagne Pierre Paillard La Grande Récolte Bouzy Grand Cru
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Champagne Pierre Paillard La Grande Récolte Bouzy Grand Cru 2006

Champagne, FranceLa Grande Récolte represents the quintessence of the Paillard's vineyards. Crafted by blending only the first press of old vine Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the 2006 release offers an intense and complex expression of the terroir of Bouzy. This was vinified in stainless steel, and was kept on lees for eight months until bottling. It then spent 9 years in bottle prior to being disgorged with 3.5 g/L. Rich and full, yet bright with acidity, the creamy palate streams meringue, lemon curd, subtle wild raspberry over a bed of grippy chalk, to a very lingering finish. Quite a gastronomic wine, drinking beautifully now, but still cellar-worthy.Tasted: 22 November 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 80.00 LCBO Producer: Champagne Pierre PaillardDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot Noir