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Champagne Pierre Paillard – Bouzy Grand Cru "Les Parcelles" 15

Champagne Pierre Paillard – Bouzy Grand Cru "Les Parcelles" 15

$98.00

This Bouzy Grand Cru "Les Parcelles" is defined by complexity and finesse.

"Les Parcelles" is a blend of different grape varietals and vintages. This excellent Bouzy Grand Cru celebrates every element of winemaking.

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.

"This Bouzy Grand Cru Les Parcelles is among the top 10 brut Champagne without any doubt. The level of sophistication, plus the complexity and the finesse is an endless pleasure."

The grapes are sorted in the vineyard and from the press; only the cuvée is taken by the Paillard’s to make their wines. The Cuvée is the first and best juice that comes out of the press. Many of the small vats they use to process the alcoholic fermentation keep the traceability of the plots alive. Benoit Paillard and his sons Antoine and Quentin are scientific in their work, keeping notes on all blending, pressing and weather conditions to compare vintages to optimise future decisions.

After blending the cuvées, the wines are bottled and undergo malolactic fermentation. They mature on their own lees for three and a half years. It is a much longer period of time than many of the other producers in Champagne. This is to achieve the sought after style of the Paillard’s Champagne; complexity and finesse. After this long resting period they disgorge the bottles and add a low dosage of 1.8gr/l. The reason for the low dosage is to keep the most celebrated of the Paillard Champagne’s traits at the fore.

Alex Says

"This Bouzy Grand Cru Les Parcelles is among the top 10 brut Champagne without any doubt. The level of sophistication, plus the complexity and the finesse is an endless pleasure."

Technical Notes

The grapes are sorted in the vineyard and from the press; only the cuvée is taken by the Paillard’s to make their wines. The Cuvée is the first and best juice that comes out of the press. Many of the small vats they use to process the alcoholic fermentation keep the traceability of the plots alive. Benoit Paillard and his sons Antoine and Quentin are scientific in their work, keeping notes on all blending, pressing and weather conditions to compare vintages to optimise future decisions.

After blending the cuvées, the wines are bottled and undergo malolactic fermentation. They mature on their own lees for three and a half years. It is a much longer period of time than many of the other producers in Champagne. This is to achieve the sought after style of the Paillard’s Champagne; complexity and finesse. After this long resting period they disgorge the bottles and add a low dosage of 1.8gr/l. The reason for the low dosage is to keep the most celebrated of the Paillard Champagne’s traits at the fore.





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