Pierre Paillard 'Les Terres Roses' Bouzy Grand Cru Brut Rose NVRegular price $55.99
Wine Advocate Notes
94 Points, Stephan Reinhardt, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Bouzy Grand Cru Rosé Les Terres Roses XIII is a blended rosé based on the 2013 vintage (70%), completed with 2012 and 2011 plus 4% of red wine. The wine has a super pale pink color, one of the brightest I have ever seen in Champagne. The bouquet is very clear, pure, fresh and highly delicate, even with citrus flavors. Light yet intense and persistent on the palate, this is a fascinating rosé that could be enjoyed as a lovely, delicate Extra-Brut with clear focus and straight character. This is an exciting Champagne of great elegance, finesse and expression. Disgorged in July 2017 with three grams of dosage. Tasted in April 2018." 08/18
Pierre Paillard is a small grower with eleven hectares of vines, all located in Grand Cru Bouzy. Paillard is unique in the area because of their high percentage of Chardonnay in an area known for Pinot Noir (40% Chardonnay/60% Pinot Noir). The winery has been in the family for eight generations, and they have been bottling under the Pierre Paillard name for four generations. They farm sustainably, use spontaneous yeast fermentations, and never stop malo. The wines benefit from extended ageing on the lees, but maintain a fresh, fruit-driven core and elegant balance.