Pierre Paillard, Les Maillerettes, Bouzy, Grand Cru, Vieille Vigne Pinot Noir, Extra Brut 2018
- Received in Original Carton
- Disgorged January 2023
- 100% Pinot Noir
- Barrel fermented, aged on the lees for 48 months
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.
Cuvée Les Maillerettes
This cuvée has been bottled separately since the 2007 vintage. Pinot Noir from this single vineyard plot is provides the quintessential profile of this terroir. Planted in 1970, these vines deliver the classic full-bodied texture that one would expect from this great village. Pure, fresh and precise, with a touch of salinity on the finish…all benchmark characteristics of wines grown in Bouzy.