The Les Parcelles is a winemaker’s approach to Champagne, and comes from one of the few Grand Cru terroirs in Champagne—the village of Bouzy. It’s counted in the top one percent of wines in the world, and is aged in Paillard’s 19th century cellars and vinified in stainless steel. It gives off aromas of toasted bread, honey, and pear, and this follows through on the palate. It follows through to give notes of apple and brioche, with hints of citrus.
Pair the Champagne Pierre Paillard Les Parcelles Bouzy Grand Cru NV with mild, soft cheese and brioche. It will also pair brilliantly with salmon, shellfish, pork, fish, and poultry.
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.