blanc de blancs grand cru
Pure and very precise with taut lemony fruit. Lovely acid line here with pristine, slightly chalky lemony notes and a subtle crystalline toasty edge. Amazing intensity here.
Jamie Goode 2022
Made exclusively from the chardonnay grape variety, this wine was once nicknamed the «lace» of Champagne because of its fine and persistent white mousse…
First pressing chardonnay, sourced exclusively from Grands Crus «Côte des Blancs» vineyards. Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru is composed of reserve wines: 25 vintages, going back to 1985.
A very old winemaking method is used where fermentation in the bottle is less powerful than traditional Champagne.
Ageing of four years sur lie, then ten months further ageing after disgorgement. Like in all of our Champagnes, the dosage is very low and it is an Extra-Brut (5 g/l).
4 YEARS ON THE LEES
10 MONTHS MINIMUM AFTER DISGORGEMENT
Very pale and shiny with green tints. The effervescence is lighter than in the other Champagnes thanks to a less powerful bottle fermentation.
First aromas are citrus – lime and grapefruit – followed by white flowers. While opening in the glass, a touch of almond and toast appears.
After a lively attack, this wine reveals complex notes ranging from citrus to white flesh fruits, marked by the distinctive minerality of the chalk. Fresh and lingering finish.
Like all very fine wine, our Champagnes are also relatively fragile and should be stored carefully, and within its UV protective cellulose film until serving. Never leave a bottle in the refrigerator for more than a few hours; the cold may «break» the wine.
THE PERFECT MATCH
Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru matches beautifully with shellfish, especially oysters. It can also accompany fish or an entire meal if there aren’t any particularly spicy or sweet dishes.
EGREVISSES TIPS IN GLACIERED CREAM
by Joël Robuchon
Joël Robuchon discovered the Bruno Paillard champagnes in 2000, he expresses the feelings inspired by this discovery as follows:
“This Champagne wine, with a low sugar content, very balanced, is the image of a demanding character, excellent connoisseur of the terroir and the best vintages. It seems to me that he and I have the same sense of rigor and perfection.
This is how Joël Robuchon worked for a decade on the harmony of food and wine pairings around the House’s Champagnes.