Pierre Paillard "Les Parcelles" Bouzy Grand Cru Extra Brut NV - 750ml

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92pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The NV Bouzy Grand Cru Les Parcelles XIII is based on the 2013 vintage plus roughly 40% of reserve wines from 2012, 2011 and 2010. The assemblage consists of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, fermented in stainless steel and in a few demi-muids. The nicely colored wine (white gold with a pink reflection due to the late harvest and no fining agents) offers a very clear, precise and delicate bouquet of cherries and red berries. Pure and filigreed on the palate, this is a beautifully pure, clear, fresh and delicate blend that reveals impressive mineral structure and length. Simply fascinating. 

91pts Decanter

 A very complete and harmonious example, the savoury Pinot undertow of red fruit complemented by elegant Chardonnay, with a gently beguiling creamy texture. Unpretentious and quietly persuasive. 

91pts Wine Spectator

 Bright and lithe, with a floral overtone to the flavors of Honeycrisp apple, biscuit and lemon meringue. The lively bead carries ground ginger and anise notes on the lingering, creamy finish. Disgorged March 2016. Drink now through 2022.

 

Winemaker Notes

Bright and acidic with immediate flavors of tart red cherries, red currant, and berries. On the palate, are notes of toasted bread and nuts, accented with a touch of honey. Blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay.  

 

The Paillard family has been in the village of Bouzy for eight generations dating back to the late 18th century. Today, Antoine and Quentin Paillard head up the estate with vineyards located entirely in the Bouzy Grand Cru appellation. With a focus on farming responsibly, the Paillard vineyards are propagated with no clones resulting in low yields and fruit that achieves the perfect balance

 

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