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Bruno Paillard Blanc de Blancs 2013
Cuvée of Chardonnay from the best crus of the Champagne region from the first press.
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The House of Bruno Paillard was born out of a simple yet ambitious desire to create a special, personal Champagne of the highest purity. So in 1981, at the age of only 27, Bruno Paillard embarked on the adventure of founding his own house, making it one of the youngest houses of Champagne. Today, its vineyard reaches a size of 32 hectares of vines, 12 of which are classified as Grand Cru, and each cuvée is the object of delicate attention as much as it is demanding.
What is the history of the House Bruno Paillard?
When he started his own Champagne business at just 27 years old, Bruno Paillard first rented a winery and meticulously selected his grapes from rigorous and trusted winemakers, whom he knew from his past as a broker. He thus elaborates his Champagnes with a very personal style. At first, their distribution was exclusively for export and very quickly, the quality of the Champagnes of Bruno Paillard was recognized by the Anglo-Saxon critics from the 1990s. Then faced with the increasing demand for its vintages, Bruno Paillard begins the acquisition of vineyards in 1994: it will be the first 3 hectares of Grands Crus in Oger in Côte des blancs. Gradually, his vineyard grows and today it extends over 32 hectares so 12 hectares of Grands Crus.
The Champagnes Bruno Paillard: born from a consideration of the terroir
The daughter of Bruno Paillard, Alice, joined the adventure in 2007, and together they produce Champagnes worthy of their reputation in the purest respect of the land. The inimitable chalky typicity of the Champenois terroir, which is asserted by freshness, minerality and complexity in the wines, is a priority for the Champagnes Bruno Paillard. As a result, a lot of attention is paid to the vineyard, going in the direction of sustainable viticulture and promoting biodiversity.
The emblematic cuvées of the House Bruno Paillard
The Champagnes Bruno Paillard combine depth and elegance. Each cuvée has an assertive personality and expression of its own.
The Dosage: Zero cuvée is arguably the purest Champagne of the house, a blend of the three grape varieties and expresses itself generously and chiseled with a very saline edge.
What about the sumptuous Blanc de blancs Grand Cru, an intensely aromatic Champagne, silky and full of freshness. A perfect cuvée for the aperitif but can be served with more delicate dishes.
The N.P.U "Nec Plus Ultra" cuvée represents the quintessence of the House Bruno Paillard, born from a desire to create the best Champagne possible. Only 8 vintages have so far satisfied such a requirement. An accomplished, expressive and wonderfully pure Champagne, promising a great tasting moment.
Description Bruno Paillard Blanc de Blancs 2013.
This Blanc de blancs 2013 from Maison Bruno Paillard comes from two Grand Cru classified villages in the Côte des blancs: Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger.
2013 is a late year for the Champagne vineyards. It began with a long, cold winter that lasted until mid-April, causing a significant delay in the vegetative cycle. Spring, though mild, was marked by little sunshine and frequent rain. However, from mid-June onwards, exceptionally warm weather and Sec temperatures enabled optimum ripening. A few showers in September allowed the berries to gorge themselves with juice. The results are very heterogeneous, but this is a great vintage, even very great for the Grands Crus.
The Chardonnay here is vinified partly in wood (25%) in small red oak barrels, before spending 7 years on the lees in the cellar. Disgorgement precedes dosage at 3g/L, this is a Extra brut. The wines will spend a further 18 months aging to reach the level of expression desired by Bruno Paillard.
La robe is a beautiful pale gold hue. The nose is both rich and fresh, with its savory notes of white peach, fresh almond, hawthorn, verbena and chalky powder. The attack on the palate is precise, almost crystalline. Then more generous aromas emerge. The wine is full-bodied, with hints of greengage and roasted hazelnuts, lifted by a fine menthol note.
This Extra brut Blanc de blancs from Bruno Paillard will restore all its majesty to a creamy monkfish with saffron. The pairing will be just as perfect for a summer aperitif with sautéed prawns with mango.