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Specifications

Colour:

White

Producer:

Pierre Paillard

Region:

Champagne

Appellation:

Champagne

Grape Variety:

Chardonnay/Pinot Noir

Les Parcelles, Bouzy, Grand Cru, XV, NV

3x1.5L £166.00

10 cases Equiv. £55.33 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

This has to be one of the best value and most compelling NV cuveés on the market today. Produced from no less than 22 individually vinified parcels of their own vineyards, entirely in Bouzy; a celebrated Grand Cru village on the southern slopes of the Montagne de Reims, whose Pinot Noir is famed for its brilliance. Along with neighbouring Ambonnay this is the widely considered to be the centre of Champagne’s Pinot Noir universe. As an estate with over 200 years of history behind it, the Paillard’s are blessed with wonderful holdings of old vines, planted to a complex mixture of their own selection massale, and Burgundian Pinot Noir fin. The resulting blend for their Les Parcelles bottling offers a sophisticated and very precise picture of Bouzy terroir as golden fruit and salty stone fruit notes flood the palate, offering impressive reverb and depth for a wine at this level. Beautiful backlit peach and citrus fruit appear towards the finish, accented with fine herbs, chalk and a lick of autumn raspberry. Crisp, deep and elegant in structure, this is a gorgeous bottle by anyone’s standards. Less Parcelles is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, with 30% reserve wine. It spends a full four years sur lie (slightly less for half bottles) prior to disgorgement.

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