Bruno Paillard, Champagne Brut Rose Premiere Cuvee NV (France) 750ML
Producer Notes: A hymn to the bright delicacy of Pinot Noir, the Premiere Cuvee Rosé is named on account of its composition of only the first pressing. The pink copper color with a hint of raspberry when young evolves to salmon while ageing. The fine bubbles are due to a strict selection of the best grapes, perfectly controlled temperature in the cellar and very long ageing. The initial aromas of redcurrant and red fruits evolve to morello cherry, wild strawberry and violet while breathing in the glass. A touch of lemon denotes the discrete presence of Chardonnay. With age, aromas tend towards dark fruits like dark cherry, fig and blackberry. Red fruit captured at their full freshness on the palate. The finish is bright and long.
The Rose Premiere Cuvee is a great match to fine Italian charcuterie, sushi, poultry or red fruit salad.
Wine Advocate, 93 Points: Based on the 2015 vintage and disgorged in October 2019 with around six grams per liter dosage, the NV Extra-Brut Rose Premiere Cuvee is showing very nicely, opening in the glass with notes of red berries, tangerine, peonies, freshly baked bread and almond. Medium to full-bodied, bright and precise, it's an elegant, fine-boned rosé, with a pretty core of fruit, racy acids and a pinpoint mousse, concluding with a floral finish. Give it another year on cork to unwind.
James Suckling, 92 Points: Pale salmon-pink colored Champagne with aromas of raspberries, candied apples, grenadine, croissants and lemon curd. Medium-bodied and creamy with fine bubbles and crisp acidity. Succulent, fruity and flavorful finish. Drink now.
Jab Dunnuck, 92 Points: The NV Champagne Premiere Cuvee Rose pours a pale salmon hue and is fresh with grapefruit, ripe peach, and wet stone. It is juicy and vibrant through the mid-palate, with full texture and supple mousse, and flush with golden fruits of apricot and pineapple. It is charming and approachable now and will continue to improve. Best after 2022.
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