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Bruno Paillard Dosage : Zéro – D:Z

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Här visar vi motsatsen till en classica dosage zero som ofta vill framstå som väldigt skarp och ibland i realiteten obalanserad och aggressiv. Vi skapade detta vin för att svara på följande fråga: Är det möjligt att skapa en dosage zero som verkligen skulle vara balanserad och harmonisk? »Jag låter dig svara då.
Distrikt Champagne
Druvor Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Årgång NV
Fyllighet 7
Fruktsyra 9
Tillverkare Bruno Paillard
Artikelnr Brunopaillard 103
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by Bruno Paillard

APPAREANCE Intense, bright, straw gold.  Very fine and persistent effervescence.

NOSE Primary notes of white fruits and fresh almond, generous but not opulent.  This is followed by aromas of chocolate and toast with fresh raspberry, star anise and candied chestnuts.

PALATE The attack is both lively and rich, blossoming generously on the palate. The same aromatic richness promised on the nose is found on the palate. Texture is both animated and chiselled, with saline notes, and a very long, persistent finish.

Per flaska Per låda
(Antal flaskor / låda: 6)

Här redovisar och presenterar vi kända vinskribenters utlåtande om specifika viner. Utöver dessa lägger vi in en egen kommentar när vi har provat samma vin.

James Sucklong: Fresh summer-fruit aromas, as well as lightly toasted almonds
Fresh summer-fruit aromas, as well as lightly toasted almonds, leading to a palate that has a smoothly integrated feel and nicely detailed interplay of fruit and acidity, in a crisp, dry style. Fresh citrus finish.

The D : Z cuvée naturally extends the path trodden by the Maison since its foundation: the
pursuit of purity, energy, harmony, and playing with the pitfalls which our terroir, sometimes
austere, can bring if one lacks the patience…

There are more than 30 crus of the finest terroir of Champagne in the blend, the
composition of which is a house secret.

Maison BP selects exclusively the first pressing – the “cuvee”, the purest – of the three grape
varieties, in majority vinified in small oak barrels. The blend is dominated by the terroirs of
the northern slopes of Montagne de Reims and the first few kilometers on the right bank of
the Marne Valley for the Meunier, which in this cuvee, D : Z, is in the spotlight, with equal
proportions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Reserve Wines
Exceptionally high for Champagne, the “reserve wines” account for half of the blend. They
are the other essential player in the D : Z cuvée. Some of these wines underwent their first
fermentation in barrel. They were then kept in stainless steel, and for some of them for
more than 10 years in bottle, resulting in an intensified autolysis.

Ageing is far longer than the legal requirement: three to four years in bottle “sur lies”,
followed by six months rest after disgorgement.

Dosage: Zéro

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Maison BRUNO PAILLARD sprang from its founder’s desire to create a champagne different from any other; extremely pure.

A great champagne for BRUNO PAILLARD is  above all  an “assemblage”, blending: of diverse crus, grape varieties and vintages. It is about the constant desire to capture the quintessential finesse and elegance which champagne can bring when it is served with love and care.

The BRUNO PAILLARD style is a marriage of elegance and complexity which is manifested as a light and smooth effervescence, a remarkable purity, a true freshness and a silky texture.

The effervescence has to be delicate. The bubbles are very tiny, almost microscopic, yet they are what release the wine’s aromas and give it a smooth and creamy texture on the palate.

The colour has to be completely natural. It is bright: green gold for Blanc de Blancs, golden for Première Cuvée and copper for Rosé. The colour of the vintages becomes deeper, and almost amber after several decades.

The aromas have to be extremely pure: nuances of citrus fruits and almonds from Chardonnay; red fruits from Pinot Noir; and exotic fruits from Pinot Meunier. By using only the first pressing of the grapes, we ensure that the purest aromas are extracted.

The freshness has to be perceptible but not overwhelming. It is enhanced by the acidity of the wine, yet the wine is not acidic in taste. Only a minimum of extra sugar is added (“dosage”) to enhance this remarkable freshness.

Complexity must not be confused with heaviness; rather, it is more about elegance. The balance and the depth of the wines are what gives them their purity. Complexity only reveals itself to those who take time to discover, emerging as the wines age.


Respect for the terroir

Preserving the inimitable chalky minerality of Champagne terroir, is a priority of the Maison. Great care is taken in the BRUNO PAILLARD vineyards, to work sustainably and express this specificity.

Respect for Quality

The pursuit of excellence at Bruno Paillard is manifested at every step of the winemaking. The quality charter has been created through simple criterias which are strictly adhered to:
• Selection of the highest quality grapes: each year, a part of the grapes grands crus or not are downgraded.
• Use of the first pressing only: Juice from the second pressing is systematically declassified.
• Separate vinifications: each “cru” is vinified separately in tank or barrel to allow a precise selection during the blends.
• Addition of “Reserve Wines”: for the multi-vintages Champagnes; incorporating “Reserve Wines” gives consistency to the house style. Depending upon the characteristics of the year, the amount which is added varies from 25% to 50%.
• Ageing two to four times longer than the legal minimum in Champagne… it can reach 15 years for the N.P.U. -“Nec Plus Ultra” (five times what is imposed for a single vintage!)
• Dosage is always “Extra Brut” (extremely low), respecting the purity of the wines.
• The wine rests in the cellar after disgorgement, typically for 5 to 18 months, depending on the vintage.

Champagne – respecting our region

“We must serve the Champagne appellation, not use it.”

Faithful to this saying and a lover of the Champagne region, Bruno Paillard is committed to defend the region and takes active role in shaping it.

Elected in 2001 to manage the “commission on defense of the appellation” department of the C.I.V.C (Comité Interprofessionnel des Vins de Champagne) he works on the respect of the Champagne Appellation in the world. He has also been an elected administrator of Union des Maisons de Champagne since 1989.

He also heads the quality commission on the “Champagne 2030 project”.

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