Pierre Paillard Cuvee Grand Cru Champagne NV

DSC03149Grape Variety: Pinot Noir 60%, Chardonnay 40%
Region: Champagne
Country: France
Vintage: NV
ABV: 12.5%

Price: £28 Order via the contact form on the home page

The informative bit; A grower’s champagne made from grapes grown on 28 acres of vineyards from the Grand Cru village of Bouzy, 5 miles to the east of Epernay. Blended from the wines of 2 vintages, 2008 and 9, and aged on its lees* for 3.5 years in the bottle resulting in a smooth and toasty fizz.

Tasting notes; Dry, smooth, citrus and creamy with toasty almond flavours.

Drinking hints and tips: Great for any celebration or a decadent treat to toast the end of the week with a bowl or crisps. Great with your Friday Fish and Chips or for breakfast with Eggs Benedict.

Independent Reviews and Rewards:
Wine Spectator – Jun 30, 2013 92/100
The Times Jane MacQuitty, The Times. “Spoil yourself with the best new Brut champagne I’ve tasted all year”
Decanter Silver Award

*There are 2 by-products of the second fermentation that occurs in Champagne. One is the CO2 that forms the bubbles, the second is the dead-yeast cells ‘the lees’ that have to be removed from the bottle before corking.

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