NV Pierre Paillard 'Les Parcelles' Grand Cru Champagne
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For an astonishing eight generations, the Paillard family has produced and perfected their exceptional and unique Champagne. Currently, father Pierre and his sons Antoine and Quentin Paillard continue the tradition. This little winery is eleven hectares of vineyard situated on the south side of the Montagne de Reims in the village of Bouzy. Extraordinarily, the entire vineyard of Domaine Paillard has the highest Champagne classification of Grand Cru. The Paillard family owns 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay grapes, blending Pinot Noir oriented Champagnes. The Paillards only use these ‘noble grape’ varieties and their entire production comes exclusively from their own vineyards.
The "Les Parcelles" is exclusively a Grand Cru blend featuring 30% of reserve wine and the 2015 base wine (70%). It is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and of 30% Chardonnay. After blending the cuvées, the wines are bottled and undergo malolactic fermentation. They mature on their own lees for four years. It is a much longer period of time than many of the other producers in Champagne. This is to achieve complexity and finesse.
The "Les Parcelles" spends four years in Domaine Pierre Paillard’s deep cellar at 10 degrees to mature and gain tiny, silky bubbles, while developing the house style. This Champagne is sophisticated, versatile and ready to drink. Extra Brut – 1.8 grams per litre of dosage. Disgorged October 2019.