Antoine was the first Paillard to turn his hand to winemaking in 1768 after the family settled in Bouzy in the early 18th century. Eight generations later, Benoit, Antoine and Quentin Paillard sit at the helm of this independent and ambitious Champagne House which works on the principle that a great wine starts in the vineyard. Their constant drive for finesse and complexity begins in their Grand Cru classified vineyards and ends with meticulous tasting, dosage and ageing to produce their unique style.
The Grand Cru NV is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay with 7g/l dosage. It is intense, fresh and slightly toasted with citrus fruit and pear notes. The Blanc de Noirs comes from the “Maillerettes” vineyard, a single 0.8 acre plot planted with Pinot Noir in 1970 and located in the heart of our Grand Cru. The wine is elegant and complex with citrus and white peach flavours. The 2004 vintage is a blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay and is an exceptional wine with great balance, complexity and freshness. Fine and elegant. Lastly, the Rosé NV is made from a blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. It is mineral and floral on the nose with red fruit and grapefruit notes, very well balanced on the palate and has a long, delicious finish.