A blend of 45% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir & 15% Pinot Meunier. This Champagne has a delicate and fresh nose, with good complexity and notes of citrus and with fruit. It is fresh and supple upon entry with rounded and expressive flavours from which the fruit progressively emerges. Good balance and length.
This iconic champagne is the undisputed leader in the rose Champagne category. This champagne is famous for its highly expressive bouquet, which stems from the very careful preservation of the grape's natural fresh red fruit aromas. Supply of this wine is extremely limited.
Straw yellow in colour with an open, developed nose showing floral, yeasty and citrus aromas. On the palate it is rich, well sustained, with a slight biscuity character from the prolonged lees ageing and a long finish of honeyed ripe fruit.Laurent-Perrier is highly selective and only produces a vintage in the very best years. Whilst staying true to the House style of purity and elegance, the Vintage Brut also aims to show the quintessential character of the individual year.
It is pale yellow in colour with shades of straw and on the nose has initial aromas of acacia honey and fresh almonds giving away to notes of dried apricots and toasted brioche. On the palate the wine is full, round and complete with balancing acidity, and a long, silky elegant finish.
Superb, quality champagne from a very small, family producer situated in Bouzy. The 60:40 blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay adds elegance and finesse to the Champagne and a minimum of 3 years on lees adds complexity. This is a modern style of Grand Cru with light body, citrus fruit on the nose and apple and pear fruit on the palate. Won a Silver Medal at the 2011 International Wine Challenge.
This is an outstanding Grand Cru Rose - some of the larger Champagne houses could learn a thing or two from the team at Pierre Paillard! This is a 70:30 blend of Chardonnay & Pinot Noir, with 3 and a half years ageing on lees. The result is an exquisite Rose champagne with a salmon pink colour, raspberry and redcurrants on the nose and strawberries on the palate, with underlying minerality and freshness from the Chardonnay. This wine was awarded a trophy at the 2011 International Wine Challagne for the best Rose Champagne in the entire competition, an outstanding achievement.
I can sum up this wine in three words……rich, complex, elegant. Made from a 50:50 blend of first press Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Grand Cru plots, the 2002 vintage spent 8 long years on lees before release. In spite of the ageing, the wine is extremely fresh and youthful but still retains the complexity and finesse that you would expect. Aromas of brioche, figs and honey are present on the nose and carry through to the long, complex finish. Awarded a Silver Medal at the 2011 International Wine Challenge.
Intense gold with persistent fine mousse. The nose opens with floral rose notes and warms to toasted brioche. The mouth is full and fresh with spicy floral notes (wallflower or nasturtium), underpinned with candied yellow fruit. The finish is long and dry. This is a classy mid-term vintage from Pol Roger that will continue to improve for at least 5 years in bottle and in magnum for 10-12 years. Typically this has the power to match fine dining and would work well with lobster or other crustaceans as well as rich or pungent or spicy dishes
Pale gold in colour with a fine mousse the wine is aromatic on the nose. On the palate it is well balanced and shows great finesse and complexity. It is the Pinot Noir that gives the wine richness and a long finish while the Chardonnay from the finest soils of the Côte des Blancs adds delicacy liveliness and freshness. Pinot Meunier mainly from the Marne Valley gives the wine an appealing fruitiness and roundness. Ideal as an aperitif Brut Majeur is also the perfect wine to serve throughout a meal. It will pair perfectly with seafood or grilled fish as well as soft cheeses such as Coulommiers Chaource and Brieterrines and fruit-based desserts.
Pale gold in colour with a fine mousse, the wine is aromatic on the nose. On the palate, it is well balanced and shows great finesse and complexity. It is the Pinot Noir that gives the wine richness and a long finish while the Chardonnay, from the finest soils of the Cote des Blancs, adds delicacy, liveliness and freshness. Pinot Meunier, mainly from the Marne Valley, gives the wine an appealing fruitiness and roundness.