2008 Bruno Paillard Assemblage Extra Brut Champagne

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The vintage, 2008 season

After a rainy, yet mild winter, without any prolonged cold spells, spring arrived with some very localised frosts. Cool weather returned in June, which delayed flowering.  During much of the vegetative period, little sunshine prolonged the feeling of freshness.  Temperatures from spring to autumn were slightly better than the average of the last 30 years. The harvest started on 15th September, with dry, warm days and cool nights, and lasted for three weeks. The maturity of the grapes happened very gradually, which allowed them to preserve their beautiful acidity. 2008 is clearly a great vintage for Champagne, combining maturity with a vivacious energy.







Blend

Fisrt pressing 42% Chardonnay, 42% Pinot Noir and 16% of Pinot Meunier, sourced from 10 of the best terroirs in the heart of Champagne.



Ageing

Eight  years sur lies followed by a minimum of 12 months after disgorgement.



Dosage

Extra brut, very low dosage: 5g/L.




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