Bruno Paillard Brut Millésimé Blanc de Blancs 2004

Cuvee: Blanc de Blancs
Vintage: 2004
Brun Paillard Vintage 2004 Blanc de Blancs was produced exclusively from the first pressing – the purest of grapes selected from the best vineyards in the heart of Champagne. Very pure, with remarkable finesse and balance between candied citrus fruit aromas and light buttery notes, this great Champagne shows the richness of the year 2004 yet offers a rare elegance. More than 8 years ageing on lees in our cellars enabled this wine to reach its full maturity. 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. Disgorged in 2013, dated on the back label. Minimum ageing in the cellar after disgorgement, before shipment: 6 months.

The Blend
100% Chardonnays. Dosage: 5 g/l

Tasting notes
Eye: Intense and bright gold with green tints, and a fine effervescence

Nose: Bright and sharp, strong character of citrus, finishing gradually with warm brioche notes. Zest of pepper, nutmeg, fresh almond

Mouth: A delicate yet vivacious attack, with a generous palate, harmonious and rich aromas of candied citrus and frangipane. Long and liquorice finish