Bruno Paillard Brut Première Cuvée

Cuvee: Brut Non-Vintage
Vintage: Multi-Vintage
This is the flagship champagne of Bruno Paillard house. Grapes sourced from 32 different villages were blended together to make this cuvée giving it its complexity and offering a choice that allows the composition of a judicious blend, consistent through the years. As with all Bruno Paillard's champagnes, only the first pressing of the grapes is used, and then réserve wines - those set aside in previous vintages is added, minimum 20% and up to 45% if needed. There is a subtle balance of grapes in the blend: 22 % Pinot Meunier, 33 % Chardonnay and 45 % Pinot Noir. The wine is allowed to age for 3 years or more, at least double the legally required minimum and there is extra maturation for a minimum of 3 months in the cellar after disgorgement, the date of which is written on the back label.

The blend
22 % Pinot Meunier, 33 % Chardonnay and 45 % Pinot Noir. Dosage: 8 to 9 g/l

Tasting notes
Eye: A bright straw gold colour, revealing the exclusive use of the first pressing and the large percentage of Chardonnay. There is vivid “perlage” with very delicate bubbles

Nose: Fresh and fruity, initial aromas of citrus fruits so typical of Chardonnay: lime and grapefruit. Then aromas of red fruits: redcurrant, raspberry, Morello cherry, typical of Pinot Noir. Finally smooth aromas of candied, even exotic fruits coming from the Pinot Meunier

Mouth: Vivacious on the attack thanks to a low dosage respecting the authenticity of the wine. A chalky minerality. Initial flavours of citrus fruit, almond, toast, but also redcurrant jelly, cherry, fig or blackberry. Complete without being heavy, with a long, clear finish

Food Pairing
This champagne can be consumed as an aperitif or paired with a meal

Serve at 9° in tulip shape glass