Champagne Pierre Paillard – Ludes 1er Cru 2018
At Champagne Pierre Paillard, Benoit and his sons Antoine and Quentin are custodians of an eight generation family business; passionately crafting Champagne with extreme finesse. Crafted from old meunier vines planted in 1970 and located on the northfacing slopes of the Montagne de Reims. Two-thirds of the blend is from the lieu-dit of Hautes Perthes, with the remainder from the nearby parcel of Les Vigneulles de Devant, both planted in 1970.
This creates meunier that’s unusually racy and tense, driven by a pronounced salinity that harnesses and contains the ripe flavours of apricot, white peach, and nectarine." - Peter Liem. Extra Brut – 0 grams per litre of dosage.