Pierre Paillard


Pierre Paillard 'Les Mottelettes' '14 |Blanc de Blancs |2014

Pierre Paillard

Pierre Paillard 'Les Mottelettes' '14

Blanc de Blancs 2014

$139.95

- 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.

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.

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.

About the house

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 

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.

Winemaking


Extra Brut Sustainable Viticulture

Earth


Mineral Chalky

Foods


Marshmallow

Orchard Fruit


Green Apple

Nut


Hazelnut