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Champagne Pierre Paillard – Grand Cru "Les Mottelettes" Blanc de Blancs 2014

Champagne Pierre Paillard – Grand Cru "Les Mottelettes" Blanc de Blancs 2014

$159.00

The Blanc de Blancs 2014 has a good balance of fruit and minerality.

The Blanc de Blancs is a 100% Chardonnay from a single vineyard of 1.5 acres called “Les Mottelettes”. It was planted in 1961. This wine has been crafted single vintage champagne every year since 2007 and farmed organicly. Les Mottelettes is one of the mother plots of the Paillard’s selection massale for Chardonnay, a process that allows the brothers to propagate this exceptionable old vine and preserve the vinous identity of the Domaine.

On the nose: subtle dried fruits, citrus and delicate toasted bread infused in chalky notes. The palate is intense, creamy and voluptuous with lemon opening into pineapple and passion fruit that transition to white peach and jasmine finishing off with a superb and elegant lengthy and mineral finish. 100% Chardonnay. Extra Brut – 3.5 grams per litre of dosage. Only 2,500 bottles are produced each year. Disgorged February 2019.

"This fabulous Blanc de Blancs offers a very precise and neat palate and a good balance of fruit and minerality. It is Chardonnay Champagne at its best! The Paillards have done a great job highlighting their great terroir."

The grapes are picked when perfectly mature and carefully pressed, with great attention to their quality. Only the juice from the first two pressings is vinified. The heart of the cuvée is then vinified separately: after the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations, the wine is kept on its lees for eight months.

In their 19th century cellars, at a depth of 16 meters and a constant 10°C temperature, their young wines come into maturation. The combined effect of a second slow fermentation (2 months) and a 4-year ageing on their lees brings about the desired balance and texture.

What we say

"This fabulous Blanc de Blancs offers a very precise and neat palate and a good balance of fruit and minerality. It is Chardonnay Champagne at its best! The Paillards have done a great job highlighting their great terroir."

Technical notes

The grapes are picked when perfectly mature and carefully pressed, with great attention to their quality. Only the juice from the first two pressings is vinified. The heart of the cuvée is then vinified separately: after the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations, the wine is kept on its lees for eight months.

In their 19th century cellars, at a depth of 16 meters and a constant 10°C temperature, their young wines come into maturation. The combined effect of a second slow fermentation (2 months) and a 4-year ageing on their lees brings about the desired balance and texture.