Bruno Paillard Brut Millésime Assemblage 2004

Cuvee: Vintage
Vintage: 2004
2004 Assemblage is a blend of 9 villages in the Champagne region, and of two grapes : Chardonnay (48%) and Pinot noir (52%). 9 years ageing in our cellars have allowed this wine to develop candied fruit aromas, raspberry, wild blackberries, honey and ginger bread, which complement each other harmoniously. 2004 was characterised by a temperate and harmonious climate. With a warm and dry July the vine developed healthily but was threatened by hydric stress. This risk soon vanished thanks to heavy and frequent rains through August. This sudden rainfall reinvigorated the grape’s growth and maturity, and their development continued through September with a warm summer. Dosage As with all our wines « BP 2004 Assemblage » has a very low dosage of only 5 grams per liter. Dégorgement in 2012, dated on the back label. Minimal post dégorgement rest in cellar before shipment: 12 months.

The blend
48% Chardonnay, 52% Pinot Noir. Dosage: 5 g/l

Tasting notes
Eye: straw gold with amber lights, bright and joyful effervescence

Nose: vivacious and precise at first, progressively affirming and ample and complex structure. Young and tender fruity aromas – blackcurrant, wild blackberry and very ripe morello cherry – melted with vigorous freshly crushed citrus fruits. Final with discrete notes of vanilla, quince and acacia honey

Mouth: full and restrained at the same time, wrapped in the supple flavors of ripe fruits with spicy notes : cinnamon, cedar wood and roasted walnuts. Great harmony. The finish has a zest of candied quince, subtle and long