2006 Pierre Paillard "La Grand Récolte" Grand Cru Brut Champagne (1.5L)

SKU #1402618

Stephan Reinhardt writes: "Wow! Of all the producers I have met and the wines I have tasted during my Champagne tour in April and May this year, the cuvées from Champagne Pierre Paillard were among the most stunning. The domaine and the vineyards are entirely located in Bouzy Grand Cru, arguably one of the finest addresses in the Montagne de Reims if not in the entire Champagne region. Bouzy is also one of the warmest terroirs. You can expect round and full-bodied wines from here, often dominated by Pinot Noir. The wines that Antoine Paillard presented to me during a meeting in Cramant were breathtakingly precise, sharp and finessed. I already really liked the wines and the domaine two years ago, but the new cuvées are even better, or let's say: dramatically better. The wines are by no means bold or rich, but they are so well defined and elegant that I'd call them great wines. This 11-hectare domaine (which produces 95,000 bottles at maximum per year), where a great attention is laid on the genetics of the vines and tie vitality of the soils, is most likely a rising top producer for Bouzy if the quality and style of the range I tasted becomes standard here." (08/2018)


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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
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Champagne

- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose.
Alcohol Content (%): 12