PIERRE PAILLARD LES PARCELLES BOUZY GRAND CRU EXTRA BRUT
This has to be one of the best value and most compelling NV cuveés on the market today. Produced from no less than 22 individually vinified parcels of their own vineyards, entirely in Bouzy; a celebrated Grand Cru village on the southern slopes of the Montagne de Reims, whose Pinot Noir is famed for its brilliance. Along with neighbouring Ambonnay this is the widely considered to be the centre of Champagne’s Pinot Noir universe.
a sophisticated and very precise picture of Bouzy terroir as golden fruit and salty stone fruit notes flood the palate, offering impressive reverb and depth for a wine at this level. Beautiful backlit peach and citrus fruit appear towards the finish, accented with fine herbs, chalk and a lick of autumn raspberry.