Bruno Paillard


Bruno Paillard Premiere Cuvée |Extra Brut |NV

Bruno Paillard

Bruno Paillard Premiere Cuvée

Extra Brut NV

$104.95

- Fairly new Maison, established in 1981

- Pinot noir dominant champagne

- Voluptuous and rich wine

The Brut Premiere Cuvée uses 50% reserve wine with 3-4 years ageing on lees which is streets ahead of most brut non-vintage wines.

Pinot noir takes the lead with 45% with chardonnay 33% and pinot meunier at 22%. Straw-yellow in colour with a very fine bead.

After a few moments in the glass, this becomes more luscious and prominent with swirls of raspberry, strawberry and layered with almond cream and freshly baked pastry. The palate is as the nose would suggest, voluptuous and rich. This is an impressive non-vintage champagne with exceptional balance.

Here is a man that had a vision and was determined to build his champagne business. So much so that in 1981, he sold his vintage Jaguar to start Bruno Paillard. They now produce 500,000 bottles per year most of which are low dosage with extended ageing and they also incorporate a solera system for reserve wines since 1981. The house focusses on 'purity and expression' and they own about 50% of their vineyards. They were also the first house to publish disgorgement dates on the back label, giving the consumer valuable information on how fresh the wine is.

This is seriously impressive cuvee and will also impress your guests - connoisseurs of wine or not. It has richness and structure and would be versatile with medium to more full bodied dishes. We would serve it with a honey and lemon glazed roast chicken with crunchy roast potatoes and crispy thin slices of turnip. 

About the house

Here is a man that had a vision and was determined to build his champagne business. So much so that in 1981, he sold his vintage Jaguar to start Bruno Paillard. They now produce 500,000 bottles per year most of which are low dosage with extended ageing and they also incorporate a solera system for reserve wines since 1981. The house focusses on 'purity and expression' and they own about 50% of their vineyards. They were also the first house to publish disgorgement dates on the back label, giving the consumer valuable information on how fresh the wine is.

Food Suggestion 

This is seriously impressive cuvee and will also impress your guests - connoisseurs of wine or not. It has richness and structure and would be versatile with medium to more full bodied dishes. We would serve it with a honey and lemon glazed roast chicken with crunchy roast potatoes and crispy thin slices of turnip. 

Descriptors & Texture


Rich Creamy Pinot Noir Dominant Layered

Winemaking


40% Reserve Wines Extra Brut Aged 4 Years on Lees Partial Barrel-fermentation

Earth


Mineral

Red Fruits


Raspberry Strawberry

Nut


Almond