The Champagne Pierre Paillard La Grande Récolte Bouzy Grand Cru 2008 is in the top one percent of wines in the world, and is a vivid yellow gold in color. It has clear notes of ripe red berry, blood orange, and quince, and follows through to notes of orange zest. It finishes off clear and prolonged, with notes of spice and the classic Bouzy chalky minerality.
The La Grande Récolte from Champagne Pierre Paillard is great to pair with decadent, rich foods. Enjoy a glass with foie gras, salmon, tuna, lobster, or shellfish.
The Paillard family first found themselves in Bouzy in 1768. Bouzy is a Grand Cru village, in the heart of the Montagne de Reims in the Champagne region. For more than 200 years, they have been perfecting their craft with utmost respect to the soil, to the terroir, and to the fruits. The grapes are carefully hand-picked and sorted, and processed slowly and without a formula.
Quentin and Antoine Paillard (grandsons of Pierre) now handle their family’s business, with 11 hectares of vineyard, and with careful considerations to harvest and environment. For generations, Paillard has maintained (and improved upon) a classic process, filled with passion for the land and fueled by the mission to create quality Bouzy Champagne.
Fine sparkling wine must be handled with care. For short-term storage (a few days to a month), you can keep your bottle upright—but away from bright or artificial light. For long-term storage, especially for vintage cuvées, you must store the bottles on their side in a wine rack or cellar to keep the cork from drying out. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 10°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 1 to 3 days standing upright in the refrigerator.