Bruno Paillard


Bruno Paillard Millésimé 2006 Blanc de Blancs|Vintage Blanc de Blancs|Base 2009

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Fresh Creamy Chardonnay Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Extra Brut

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Nut

Nut


Almond

Reims

Reims

What to expect


- Fairly new Maison, established in 1981

- Vintage 2006 champagne

- Enjoyed as an aperitif or throughout a meal

2006 had very distinctively marked seasons. During winter, frost reached -17° celsius in the Montagne de Reims. Spring was cooler than usual and fortunately without frost, allowing a good budding. Warm temperatures only arrived June 10th and almost immediately, from June 15th, flowering started in perfect conditions.  In August, temperatures dropped severely, together with unusually abundant rainfall, bringing risk to the harvest. The return of sun in September saved the vintage, which started the 16th for the Chardonnays. An abundant vintage, which allowed and required severe grape selection. 

Chardonnay was the clear winner of this year and it is encapsulated perfectly in this vintage wine. An intense and bright green-gold colour with aromas of citrus dominated scents and almond. Leave it to open up after a few minutes and a fragrance of candied orange zest will come through.

Fresh and generous palate, with minerality and a harmonious balance of elegance. 

“Mouth both powerful and delicate, it provided a salivating final. An elegant Blanc de Blancs…”

Gault& Millau  2017

Extra brut dosage 5g/l. Aged 9 years. 


$170.00

Club Price $161.50 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Fresh Creamy Chardonnay Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Extra Brut

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Nut

Nut


Almond

What to expect


- Fairly new Maison, established in 1981

- Vintage 2006 champagne

- Enjoyed as an aperitif or throughout a meal

2006 had very distinctively marked seasons. During winter, frost reached -17° celsius in the Montagne de Reims. Spring was cooler than usual and fortunately without frost, allowing a good budding. Warm temperatures only arrived June 10th and almost immediately, from June 15th, flowering started in perfect conditions.  In August, temperatures dropped severely, together with unusually abundant rainfall, bringing risk to the harvest. The return of sun in September saved the vintage, which started the 16th for the Chardonnays. An abundant vintage, which allowed and required severe grape selection. 

Chardonnay was the clear winner of this year and it is encapsulated perfectly in this vintage wine. An intense and bright green-gold colour with aromas of citrus dominated scents and almond. Leave it to open up after a few minutes and a fragrance of candied orange zest will come through.

Fresh and generous palate, with minerality and a harmonious balance of elegance. 

“Mouth both powerful and delicate, it provided a salivating final. An elegant Blanc de Blancs…”

Gault& Millau  2017

Extra brut dosage 5g/l. Aged 9 years. 


About the house

About the house


Food Suggestion 

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 


Enjoyed as an aperitif or throughout a meal. We suggest something spicy to accompany this beauty - perhaps a lamb vindaloo. Avoid matching with sweets.