The champagne with zero dosage? You bet! The thought also occurred to Bruno Paillard. His champagne consists of 50% Pinot Meunier and 25% each of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. More than 50% of the cuvée is made up of reserve wines dating back to 1985. Thus, it was possible to obtain a particularly pleasing champagne that has very little sharpness to its acidity – even without dosage.
- In the glass: an intense straw yellow with a very fine mousseaux.
- On the nose: exotic, light fruits and almonds, evolving into warm notes of chocolate and toast with some raspberries and star anise.
- On the palate, this vibrant yet rich cuvée provides the same luscious experience promised by its seductive scent. The texture of the champagne is invigorating, with slightly salty notes and a very long finish.
- This champagne goes perfectly with game.
- Equally superb when combined with redfish.
The Champagne House Bruno Paillard
Purity, minerality, elegance and complexity
The champagne house was founded in 1981 by its namesake Bruno Paillard and is one of the youngest champagne houses. The founder comes from a family of grape brokers and winegrowers who have lived and worked in the heart of Champagne for more than three centuries. His idea and philosophy is to extract the quintessence from the best crus to create a composition, a great champagne. His champagnes are mainly found in upscale restaurants and specialist wine shops.