- Pristine 'extra brut' grower champagne listed in the world's best restaurants
- Organic production in its approach with minimal intervention and maximum expression
- Pair with Rare thinly sliced roast beef
Twenty fourteen marks the first release of the Blanc de Noirs being aged in barrel. Previously the wines were all in stainless steel which preserved the pristine nature of these wines, however oak lends itself marvellously to that fine acid line and chalk texture, providing some cushioning and roundness to the palate.
It also fuses with the bright red pinot fruit, giving way to some sweet cherry and blood orange notes. We love the new incarnation of the Pierre Paillard wines and we will be seeing more oak integration across the production.
Technical details: "The Blanc de Noirs is a 100% pinot noir from a single vineyard of 0.8 hectares called “Les Maillerettes” planted in 1970. This wine is vivacious, showing both the elegance and personality of the pinot noir. On the palate, this champagne is delicate and very fine showing aromas of citrus and notes of small red fruit berries. This is classed as 'Extra Brut' at only 2.6 grams per litre dosage. Only 2,500 bottles produced each year."
Alexandre Rougeot - Director of Clos Cachet Fine Wine Imports