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Pierre Paillard 'Les Mottelettes' '15

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On the nose: subtle dried fruits, citrus and delicate toasted bread infused in chalky notes.

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- Boutique grower based in the Grand Cru Village of Bouzy

- Highly mineral, chalky style of blanc de blancs

- Pair with ceviche, oysters and sushi

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. Very small production of 3500-4000 bottles.

Welcome to the new generation of the family grower. Brothers Quinton and Antoine Paillard add a cool factor to champagne and are doing a great job. Slick new labels are just a hint to the progressive minds of these new generation wine makers.

The wines zoom in on the Bouzy terroir that their vineyards are planted in (yes this is really a Champagne village!). This is a grand cru region famed for big bold pinot noir grapes with power and drive and it presents in most wines created by the maison but the wines are not tempered by dosage. Under the careful watch of father Pierre Paillard, the champagnes from this family owned estate are direct and straight from vine to wine.

The Paillard family owns 60% pinot noir and 40% chardonnay grapes, blending pinot noir oriented champagnes and only utilising the ‘noble grape’ varieties. With a staunchly organic and natural approach to their wine making, these are connoisseurs' wines and are strictly on allocation.

Bouzy is famed for its pinot noir so it comes as a surprise to find a 100% chardonnay from the Paillard's plot - Les Mottelettes which is about 1.5 hectares. With a low dosage at 3.5 g/L.

The Paillard's practice is what's known as Massale selection; a method of taking cuttings from the best performing vines and using these to replant older vines in all their sites.

Potato latkes (Jewish style potato cake) with watercress guacamole and chilli salt. If this is too much effort, some fish & chips (with salt and vinegar) would also do the trick.