Bruno Paillard Brut Première Cuvée Champagne

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  • Producer
    Champagne Bruno Paillard
  • Vintage
    NV
  • Region
    Champagne
  • Country
    France
  • Grape
    45% Pinot Noir 33% Chardonnay 22% Pinot Meunier
  • Alcohol
    12.5
  • Appellation
    Champagne
  • Case Size
    6 x 750mL
  • Product Type
    Sparkling Wine
  • Available In
    Consignment
  • Price: $79.99
    Case: 6
    Case Price: $479.94
    Consignment

    Price includes HST. Bottle Deposit is additional.

This has a welcoming, golden, glowing colour and persistent,minuscule bubbles. There's a nettly edge here to broad, juicy, orchard fruits. On the palate a rolling mousse and plenty of yeasty complexity with earthy raspberry fruit and good acidity. Elegant and poised, there is good length.

Bruno prefers to think of his Brut as a Multi-Vintage rather than a Non-Vintage. He is trying to combine the best characteristics of each year.

The blend is 45% Pinot Noir for elegance,33% Chardonnay and 22% for structure Pinot Meunier for fleshiness. 70% comes from Premier Cru vines. This is Bruno Paillard's signature wine and is a match for most house's Champagne.

The dosage (sugar addition) is very low for Champagne at only 8 grams per litre. 14 grams is the modern standard.

This is an elegant dry wine,a wonderful match for most foods (I really mean that),and an uplifting drink. -Nick Keukenmeester

92 points / Wine & Spirits 2018 Best Champagnes, Best Buy

92 points:
The NV Brut Premiere Cuvee is exceptionally polished and refined from the very first taste. Lemon,grapefruit,green pears and flowers are some of the many notes that are woven together in this classy,totally polished wine. The two-plus years of bottle age post-disgorgement are a great example of how first-class NV Champagnes can develop beautifully in bottle,something I have seen time and again with Bruno Paillard's wines. Hints of hazelnut,almond,crushed rocks and pastry add elements of complexity,yet the wine retains its classic sense of energy and vibrancy. This is a great showing. (Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate, November 2012)