Pierre Paillard "Les Terres Roses" Grand Cru Extra Brut Rosé Champagne

SKU #1084731 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Light, bright orange. Strawberry, smoky minerals, rose pastille and a leesy nuance on the highly perfumed nose. Dry, spicy and seamless on the palate, offering vibrant flavors of fresh strawberry and brioche. Lithe and mineral-driven, with a lively, persistent finish and resonating floral character. (JR)  (1/2015)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Open-knit and chalky, this minerally rosé frames hints of white raspberry, smoke, biscuit and preserved lemon with firm acidity and a light floral overtone. (Web Only—2015)


 The pale-colored NV (2010) Bouzy Grand Cru Brut Rosé is soft and lifting in the glass, with pretty floral and red berry nuances. Delicate, feminine and quite gracious, the 2010 offers plenty of near-term appeal. The Rosé is 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir (including about 6% still Pinot). (AG)  (7/2015)

K&L Notes

This is one of our most delicate and refined rose Champagnes and a combination of 65% Chardonnay, 28% Pinot Noir (vinified white), and 7% Bouzy Rouge Pinot Noir. It is dosed at 4.5 grams per liter and is quite dry. It is made 100% from estate-grown fruit from the grand cru of Bouzy on the south-facing slopes of the Mountain of Reims and farmed without pesticides. I find this wine subtle and almost haunting, and it goes very, very well with shellfish. If you are a fan of rose Champagne with lobster, you have found your perfect bottle! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer) Base wines is from 2012 and balance is made up of 2010 reserve wines.

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Staff Image By: Mahon McGrath | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/23/2015 | Send Email
While obviously rose in color, this Champagne strays from the normal expectation of a rosé, stylistically. There’s less fruit here than in many examples, and what there is, is more delicate in its expression. The nose leads off with fresh baked bread, spice, and nut skin. The palate shows a leesy aspect that suggests Parmesan, then veers towards lemon- blood orange-tangerine citrus notes, before finishing cleanly.

Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/18/2015 | Send Email
My friend Henry Hiatt who manages the Fish Market in Palo Alto brought several dozen big Miyagi oysters from Fanny Bay in British Columbia and shucked them expertly for all of us. We had some Chablis and a few Blanc de Blancs with them and they worked well, just like one would expect. We were thirsty on Thanksgiving, and the only cold bottle of Champagne left was this rose… Which I did not think would work at all. What a surprise! This ultra dry rose, with its very high (70%) Chardonnay content was the best pairing of the night with the oysters. While we could taste the black cherry flavor of the Bouzy rouge, the wine interacted with the oysters like an extra brut- clean refreshment and mineral zing!

Staff Image By: Chiara Shannon | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/24/2012 | Send Email
Composed of 70% Chardonnay, 23% Pinot Noir vinified white, and 7% Pinot Noir vinified red, this Grand Cru Rose Champagne is pretty special stuff. It starts out enigmatic, offering floral and dandelion aromas, followed by a suggestion of raspberry and bitter citrus. These kick up a notch on the palate, where currant and red berry notes mix with citrus and creamy lees for a deep, mouthfilling impression that is clearly defined by racy acidity and clean mineral high notes. Contrasting yet complimentary flavors of berry and mineral linger on the finish. This is a food Champagne with endless possibilities.

By: Sacto Josh | Review Date: 8/11/2014
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What a beautiful champagne! This is the 2009-2010 vintage wine with a 12/2013 disgorgement. There is wonderful tension here between the cherry perfume from the pinot noir fruit and the racy acidity of the predominate chardonnay. The mouthfeel is creamy with a wonderful fine mousse. We drank it with swordfish with a black olive and dried tomato tapenade and it worked beautifully, yet I can image this working just as well with oysters or even a steamed lobster and butter. Given the beautiful fruit and acidity, this is a rose that has the potential to age well and become something really interesting. Lovely, lovely juice.
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