NV Pierre Paillard "Les Parcelles XVII", Extra Brut, Champagne, France 375ml
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ABOUT THIS WINE
A steadily increasing proportion of wooden barrels is employed for the small lot vinifications that are the norm here, before aging sur lie in their 17m deep, spotless, historic family cellars. In the case of Les Parcelles, this runs to an impressive 48 months prior to release –commensurate with the fact that the blend is composed from 22 individually vinified plots of Grand Cru vineyards –quite a claim for a mere ‘entry’ level wine. Dominated by Pinot Noir, this is a seriously delicious Champagne full of precise golden fruit and a deeply impressive minerality.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCDER
Champagne Pierre Paillard is distinguished by one of those wonderful styles that amazes you with its complexity, elegance, and refinement, revealing the soul of Grand Cru Bouzy to you. Historically, the ownership of the Paillard family began in 1768. The Commune of Bouzy is known for its Pinot Noir wines and is located in the heart of the great terroir of Montagne de Reims.
Today the family is represented by the brothers, Antoine and Quentin Payar, who continue the tradition of quality, and respect for the soil and grapevine. Thanks to such a philosophy, they succeed in amazingly accurately demonstrating the subtlety and magnificence of Bouzy's stunning terroir. The area of 30 vineyards occupies 11 hectares, which are planted with Pinot Noir (60%) and Chardonnay (40%) vines. Part of the crop is used to create original and unique dry wines. In the last 20 years, chemical fertilizers have not been used here and they adhere to organic methods of viticulture.