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Bruno Paillard Première Cuvée Extra Brut NV

Mousserande vin från Champagne Frankrike

Detta är vinet som ger vår personliga vision om Champagne. Det är inte en multi-vintage Champagne, som samlar det som för oss är det mest intressanta ursprunget i Champagne. Det är som en kapsel som introducerar vår vision om vår appellation, med fokus på renhet, energin i den kritiga och norra jordmånen, som alltid söker balans mellan livlighet och rikedom.
Distrikt Champagne
Druvor Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
Årgång NV
Vatten MINVINO NO 2 PASSAR TILL FYLLIGA OCH SMAKRIKA VITA VINER som vit Rioja och ekfatslagrad chardonnay
Fyllighet 7
Fruktsyra 8
Sötma 1
Tillverkare Bruno Paillard
Artikelnr Brunopaillard 101
Lagerstatus 6
I Lager
Avnjutes mellan 2020 - 2035

Tasting
by Bruno Paillard

EYE The golden straw colour reveals a high presence of chardonnay and the exclusive use of the first pressing. The fine bubbles are due to a strict selection of the best grapes, perfectly controlled temperature in the cellar and very long ageing.

NOSE The primary aromas reveal the citrus fruits of Chardonnay: lime and grapefruit.
Then the red fruits aromas of Pinot Noir appear: redcurrant, raspberry, morello cherries. When left to open up in the glass, the wine shows hints of dried fruits, sometimes exotic, from Pinot Meunier.

PALATE Lively and vivacious, thanks to a low dosage, the aromas on the nose are echoed in the mouth. Primary flavours of citrus, almonds, and toasted bread, very soon joined by redcurrant jelly but also dark fruits like cherry, fig and blackberry.

Whilst the wine opens up in the glass, and gets warmer, it expresses light plum and pear flavours. The palate is full, quite long with a very clean finish.

The Brut is available in halfbottles, bottles, magnums and jeroboams. Each bottle carries a label, indicating the month and year of disgorgement.

“Low dosage, aperitif style, but showing beautiful maturity on the palate, the Brut Premiere Cuvee is one of the most interesting non vintages on the market.”

Bettane & Desseauve  Guide 2016

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Pris
549kr
3294kr
(Antal flaskor / låda: 6)

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James Suckling: Very fresh, attractive and fresh lemons with gently creamy nuances
Very fresh, attractive and fresh lemons with gently creamy nuances, as well as lightly toasted bread. The palate has a sleek, fresh lemon and lime core with a sheen of nutty, bready complexity. Plenty here to like.

The Premiere Cuvee is a very personal interpretation of the whole region, through the selection of 35 of the 320 crus of champagne.

It is the flagship of the BRUNO PAILLARD style.
A top quality wine, the Première Cuvée has to survive any harvest whether rich or poor.

Crus
More than 30 Crus, the composition of which is a house secret.

The blend
Exclusively first pressing  the purest juice  Pinot Noir (45%), Chardonnay (33%) and Pinot Meunier (22%), part of which (20%) was in barrel for the first fermentation.

Reserve wines
A blend of 25 vintages, since 1985; up to 50% of the final blend.

Ageing
Ageing is longer than the legal requirement; three years sur lie, then a minimum of a further five months after disgorgement.

Dosage
Extra brut, very low dosage, less than 6g/L. This creates a very pure, very authentic champagne. (For the record, the “extra brut” denotes a sugar level of up to 6g/L).

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THE BRUNO PAILLARD STYLE, A VERY PERSONAL STYLE

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.

THE BRUNO PAILLARD STYLE, STRONG COMMITMENTS

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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