Bruno Paillard Millésime Assemblage vintage champagne is a blend of the three main Champagne grapes from some of the finest crus from 2008, a great harvest in Champagne.

Blend
First pressing only (the cuvée), 42% Chardonnay, 42% Pinot Noir and 16% Pinot Meunier, sourced from 10 of the best terroirs in the heart of Champagne.

Ageing
Eight  years sur lies followed by a minimum of 12 months after disgorgement.

Dosage
Extra brut: 5g/l.

Tasting notes by Bruno Paillard

EYE: Bright, yellow gold, indicating a generous wine. Very fine beading, lively effervescence.

NOSE: Ample, generous, marked by a powerful vitality. Primary aromas of cherries, mixed with small red fruit and enveloped in ripe citrus notes.

PALATE: Lively attack whose generosity is deployed, bringing with it a surprising energy.  A profusion of spices and ripe fruit notes mixed with fresh almond and wild strawberries.

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