- 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 a low dosage at 3.5 g/L.
On the nose: subtle dried fruits, citrus and delicate toasted bread infused in chalky notes. The palate is intense, creamy and voluptuous with lemon opening into pineapple and passion fruit that transition to white peach and jasmine finishing off with a superb and elegant lengthy and mineral finish 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.