Winery Tasting Notes: 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. 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.
Blend: 45% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, 22% Pinot Meunier
Alcohol Level: 12%
Maturity: Drink now -2025
Pairings: The Premiere Cuvee champagne is an excellent aperitif. It matches divinely with cheese (Brie de Meaux, Camembert, aged salers), poultry and shellfish.
Accolades: 92 Points Robert Parker, 90 Points Wine Spectator
Fun Facts: In 1983, BRUNO PAILLARD became the first champagne producer to display the disgorgement date on every single bottle, and not only on his prestige cuvée. By doing this, he tells the consumer about a key moment in the life of a champagne bottle: Disgorgement is like a second birth for the wine. Each bottle then returns to the cellar to rest for 5 to 18 additional months before shipment.
From that day, a natural process of ageing begins which is unique to Champagne. The aromatic evolution from fruits to flowers to spices is fascinating to the taster.