A beautiful rosé Grand Cru from the village of Bouzy, the Les Terres Roses by Paillard was rated 93 on Robert Parker. It’s well-structured and aromatic, full-bodied and structured. This dry rosé has a gorgeous pale pink color, and is pure and fresh on the nose, with notes of raspberry and red currant. That follows on the palate, as well as notes of mineral, grapefruit, and mandarin orange.
Pair the Les Terres Roses with mild cheeses for starters or charcuterie. It will also be perfect with rich fish like salmon and tuna, shellfish, chicken, and pork.
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.