Champagne Bruno Paillard Prèmiere Cuvée Extra-Brut


The house-style is dryer than most (6g/l) with a composition led by Pinot Noir (45%) with 25% fermented in barrel, complemented by Chardonnay (33%) and Pinot Meunier (22%). A high proportion of reserve wine (35%) is used. This is from a solera-style system or ‘perpetual reserve’ dating back to 1985. Aged for three years on lees and six months post disgorgement, it creates a rich house style. 

With a family lineage in Champagne back to the 1700s, Bruno Paillard founded his house in 1981 at the young age of 27 and by 1988, Hugh Johnson had already defined the house as “A small but prestigious young champagne house with excellent silky vintages and non vintage!”. 

In 1983, Paillard became the first champagne producer to display the disgorgement date on every single bottle. In 1994, he bought his first vineyard: three grand Cru hectares in Oger in the Côte des Blancs, marking the beginning of the patient creation of a remarkable vineyard that today covers 25 hectares, 12 of which are Grand Cru, providing more than half of the Maison’s needs. The remainder are still purchased from the same independent growers from more than 30 different villages, who have been Paillard’s partners for many years now.

At the forefront of their offerings, we introduce their exquisite Premièe Cuvée Extra-Brut, a testament to the precision and finesse of Paillard's winemaking philosophy. Blended only from first pressings from 35 different crus of Champagne, this cuvée embodies the elegance and complexity that Champagne lovers covet. 

James Suckling 2022

Apricot, dried apple, dried lemon, shortbread and almond on the nose. Medium-bodied with sharp acidity and fine bubbles on the creamy, biscuity and dry palate. Very fresh and balanced. Drink now.