Raise A Glass: Champagne Bruno Paillard Blanc de Blancs Reserve Privée Grand Cru NV
With the festive season on the horizon, it is time to think ahead in terms of gift buying and also planning the celebrations at home.
Whether you want to treat someone to a special bottle of bubbles or simply want a standout bottle that will take centre stage on your dining table on Christmas Day, the Champagne Bruno Paillard Blanc de Blancs Reserve Privée Grand Cru NV is certainly one to consider.
The Blanc de Blancs is beautifully presented and it will certainly take pride of place on a festive table setting. Once the cork is popped, this bottle continues to impress with its classy taste. This is a very sophisticated champagne that is made using a less common technique, which means the bubbles are softer and more gentle than usual.
The style is achieved by using a “Demi Mousse” fermentation process. When the still wine is decanted for its second fermentation in the bottle, less sugar and yeast is added than normal. This results in a less powerful bottle fermentation, thereby producing a lower pressure and less fizz.
Sometimes bubbles can take over when it comes to champagne and sparkling wine. However, it is definitely a case of less is more with the Champagne Bruno Paillard Blanc de Blancs Reserve Privée Grand Cru NV. The distinct process that is used during its production allows a greater depth of taste to develop. When you sip this champagne, you will really appreciate the fresh and elegant notes of the Chardonnay grapes. The fruit that is used comes exclusively from the Cote des Blancs. It spends four years on the lees and then a further eight years resting in the cellar post disgorgement.
While this will make an impressive Christmas Gift, it is also a special bottle that can be enjoyed with the family.
Can be purchased from The Whisky Exchange for £67.95