Pierre Paillard, Les Parcelles, Bouzy Grand Cru
Bouzy is located in the heart of the Montagne de Reims, a renowned Grand Cru for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Paillard family settled here in the early 18th century. Eight generations later, they have become an independent Family House, ambitious in its vine-growing expectations. Respect of the soil, control of the yields, vinification per plot and long ageing are the important characteristics of our wines and the motivations behind their daily work.
All of their champagnes are produced from their grapes grown on one of the most prestigious Grand Cru terroirs in Champagne: Bouzy.
The grapes are sorted in the vineyard and from the press; only the cuvée is taken by the Paillard’s to make their wines. The Cuvée is the first and best juice that comes out of the press. Many of the small vats they use to process the alcoholic fermentation keep the traceability of the plots alive. Benoit Paillard and his sons Antoine and Quentin are scientific in their work, keeping notes on all blending, pressing and weather conditions to compare vintages to optimise future decisions.
After blending the cuvées, the wines are bottled and undergo malolactic fermentation. They mature on their own lees for three and a half years. It is a much longer period of time than many of the other producers in Champagne. This is to achieve the sought after style of the Paillard’s Champagne; complexity and finesse. After this long resting period they disgorge the bottles and add a low dosage of 3.5gr/l. The reason for the low dosage is to keep the most celebrated of the Paillard Champagne’s traits at the fore.
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
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Standard Bottle (750ml)