The D : Z cuvée naturally extends the path trodden by the Maison since its foundation: the
pursuit of purity, energy, harmony, and playing with the pitfalls which our terroir, sometimes
austere, can bring if one lacks the patience…
There are more than 30 crus of the finest terroir of Champagne in the blend, the
composition of which is a house secret.
Maison BP selects exclusively the first pressing – the “cuvee”, the purest – of the three grape
varieties, in majority vinified in small oak barrels. The blend is dominated by the terroirs of
the northern slopes of Montagne de Reims and the first few kilometers on the right bank of
the Marne Valley for the Meunier, which in this cuvee, D : Z, is in the spotlight, with equal
proportions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Exceptionally high for Champagne, the “reserve wines” account for half of the blend. They
are the other essential player in the D : Z cuvée. Some of these wines underwent their first
fermentation in barrel. They were then kept in stainless steel, and for some of them for
more than 10 years in bottle, resulting in an intensified autolysis.
Ageing is far longer than the legal requirement: three to four years in bottle “sur lies”,
followed by six months rest after disgorgement.
by Bruno Paillard
APPAREANCE Intense, bright, straw gold. Very fine and persistent effervescence.
NOSE Primary notes of white fruits and fresh almond, generous but not opulent. This is followed by aromas of chocolate and toast with fresh raspberry, star anise and candied chestnuts.
PALATE The attack is both lively and rich, blossoming generously on the palate. The same aromatic richness promised on the nose is found on the palate. Texture is both animated and chiselled, with saline notes, and a very long, persistent finish.