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

SKU #1084731 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The NV Bouzy Grand Cru Rosé Les Terres Roses XIII is a blended rosé based on the 2013 vintage (70%), completed with 2012 and 2011 plus 4% of red wine. The wine has a super pale pink color, one of the brightest I have ever seen in Champagne. The bouquet is very clear, pure, fresh and highly delicate, even with citrus flavors. Light yet intense and persistent on the palate, this is a fascinating rosé that could be enjoyed as a lovely, delicate Extra-Brut with clear focus and straight character. This is an exciting Champagne of great elegance, finesse and expression. Disgorged in July 2017 with three grams of dosage. (SR) Inner quote mark (8/2018)

92 points Decanter

Outer quote mark This gloriously fruity rosé has an abundance of juicy cranberry and raspberry on the palate, joined by a zesty grapefruit acidity and peppery spice. It manages to retain a well structured character, making this a delicious Champagne to drink on its own as well as with food. (JB) Inner quote mark (2/2017)

91 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This mouthwatering rosé is firm and toasty, with a spiced thread of flavor unraveling through notes of wild cherry, candied ginger, graphite and citrus. Lively, offering a creamy, lingering finish. (AN, Web Only-2017) Inner quote mark

K&L Notes

This is one of our most delicate and refined rosé Champagnes and is a combination of 65% Chardonnay, 28% Pinot Noir (vinified white), and 7% Bouzy Rouge Pinot Noir. It's dosed at 4.5 grams per liter and is quite dry. It's 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 rosé Champagne with lobster, you have found your perfect bottle! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer) Base wine is from 2012 and balance is made up of 2010 reserve wine.


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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.

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!

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