Pierre Paillard


Pierre Paillard 'Les Mignottes' Bouzy Rouge|Coteaux Champenois (Still Wine)|2012

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Fresh Fine Tannin

Winemaking

Winemaking


Still Red Wine Coteaux Champenois Sustainable Viticulture

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Cherry

Bouzy

Bouzy

What to expect


"The sparkling production of champagne is world famous, but a boutique and lesser known production of still red wine – made from pinot noir grapes – deserves greater recognition. Classified as Côteaux Champenois, the Paillards have always produced stunning examples of this wine, and the 2012 vintage is no exception. It comes from a single vineyard called “Les Mignottes”, located in Bouzy village. There is a very attractive purity of fruit and a palate that is fresh, driven and silky. It can be enjoyed now by decanting 40 minutes before serving or kept for more than 15 years. 100% pinot noir."

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Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Fresh Fine Tannin

Winemaking

Winemaking


Still Red Wine Coteaux Champenois Sustainable Viticulture

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Cherry

What to expect


"The sparkling production of champagne is world famous, but a boutique and lesser known production of still red wine – made from pinot noir grapes – deserves greater recognition. Classified as Côteaux Champenois, the Paillards have always produced stunning examples of this wine, and the 2012 vintage is no exception. It comes from a single vineyard called “Les Mignottes”, located in Bouzy village. There is a very attractive purity of fruit and a palate that is fresh, driven and silky. It can be enjoyed now by decanting 40 minutes before serving or kept for more than 15 years. 100% pinot noir."

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About the house

About the house


Food suggestion

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 connoisseur’s wines and are strictly on allocation.

Food suggestion


It is ideal with poultry, game or roasted meats.