Intense, bright, straw gold. Very fine and persistent effervescence. Primary notes of white fruits and fresh almond, generous but not opulent. This is followed by aromas of chocolate and toast with fresh raspberry, star anise and candied chestnuts. The attack is both lively and rich, blossoming generously on the palate. The same aromatic richness promised on the nose is found on the palate. Texture is both animated and chiselled, with saline notes, and a very long, persistent finish.
Founded in 1981, Bruno Paillard is a mid-sized Champagne house and holds the distinction of being the youngest in the Champagne region. Paillard had been working as a grape broker with his father when, at 27, he sold his Jaguar and used the capital to kick start his own winery. Today the house is managed by his daughter Alice and the estate now owns 32 hectares of vineyards, 12 of which are grand crus. The grapes for their wines are all farmed sustainably and Paillard's distinct method uses low dosage to create an extra dry style that is focused on purity, minerality, and aging potential.