Pierre Paillard, La Grande Recolte, Bouzy, Grand Cru, Extra Brut 2012
- Received in Original Carton
- Disgorged March 2022
- 45% Chardonnay, 55% Pinot Noir
- Aged on the lees for 10 years
OUR BEST SELLING Top "Grower's" Champagne from the probably the best village name in all of wine, Bouzy.
If "Paillard" sound familiar, you might recognize his cousin, Bruno Paillard (négociant). But their production is completely separate, and unlike Bruno, all estate-grown. And what an estate they have - 28 acres exclusively in the Montagne de Reims Grand Cru top village of Bouzy. There they exclusively cultivate their own selection of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay - they do not have a single clone on the estate. Although labeled as extra-brut, and dosed quite low at 1.8g/l, this is still a rich wine from ripe, south-facing parcels in the Grand Cru of Bouzy. This wine is composed of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay with about 1/3 reserve wines. This wine has such power and presence it deserves a great pairing like lobster, but also has the elegance to enjoy as an aperitif.
La Grande Récolte
Produced only in the finest of vintages, this wine represents the quintessence of Paillard’s vineyards. This is a blend of the first press of the finest lots of both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and released after at least 10 years of aging on its lees.