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Champagne Pierre Paillard La Grande Récolte Bouzy Grand Crutext

Champagne Pierre Paillard La Grande Récolte Bouzy Grand Cru 2008

Champagne, FranceLa Grande Récolte represents the quintessence of the Paillard's vineyards, sourced from two sites within their top vineyard in their Bouzy homeland. This blends 45% old vine Pinot Noir from a plot called Les Maillerettes, planted in 1970, and 55% Chardonnay from Les Mottelettes, planted in 1961. Both are the mother vines for the massale selections made in house, and both vineyards are a mere 0.8 acres. This was vinified in stainless, and was kept on lees for eight months until bottling the following spring. This rested for 10 years in the deep chalk Paillard cellars, and was disgorged with 1.8 g/L. Ample dense chalk leads this powerful wine, backed by lemon pith, Rainier cherry, wild raspberry, fragrant meringue, smoked stone on a plumply lees lined base. Quite expansive, you can use this to pair with proteins like roast turkey or sablefish.Tasted: 21 February 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$144.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Champagne Pierre PaillardDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot NoirCSPC: 163071