- Boutique grower based in the Grand Cru Village of Bouzy
- Highly mineral, chalky style of blanc de blancs
- Pair with ceviche, oysters and sushi
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 an ultra low dosage at 1.8 g/L it shows off its pure refined mineral / chalk edge. Expect light citrus, almost marshmallow nose, green apple and some hazelnut making an appearance. Very small production of 3500-4000 bottles.
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.
Food pairing suggestions: A creamy pasta carbonara or pork roast. If you prefer seafood, pair with oysters, mussels, caviar or flounder with capers and butter.