Of very top quality, these wines represent the BRUNO PAILLARD Style – not the specificity of a vintage. The Champagne climate being especially fickle from one year to another, the secret of maintaining style resides in “Reserve Wines”. Responsible for 20 to 50% of the blend, these “Reserve Wines” are already blended wines
from the year before that themselves include 20 to 50% blend from the year before… since 1985! In the BRUNO PAILLARD cellars, “Reserve Wines” are kept in small barrels and in tanks. Thanks to this method, BRUNO PAILLARD Multi–Vintages Champagnes are recognised to offer consistency at a great level of quality.
OF THE PAST
Multi–Vintages Champagnes express through the BRUNO PAILLARD style, the quintessence of one specific year. Only the best years are selected to become a Vintage Champagne, a future ambassador of the past. Bruno Paillard creates a different blend for each vintage, concentrating on the personality of each harvest.
FOR THE ABSOLUTE
Nec Plus Ultra
N.P.U. – ” Nec Plus Ultra ” was born from the idea to create the greatest possible Champagne, whatever the constraints. For this, decisions were made at the highest level for each stage of its development. From this crazy dream was created a champagne at the height of winemaking… N.P.U. – Nec Plus Ultra.
When both “well born” and “well brought up” Champagnes can age wonderfully…
Maison BRUNO PAILLARD has always insisted that champagne that is “Well born and well brought up” could age wonderfully.
Since 1983 Maison BRUNO PAILLARD has indicated the disgorgement** date of the wines on every single bottle. Wine lovers know that after this process of disgorgement the evolution of the wine changes in style to go through five or six different “ages” more or less complementary, leading to an increase in complexity: firstly fruit dominated, then by flowers, spices, toasted aromas, and finally candied fruit and roasted notes.
For the first time wine lovers will be able to taste this evolution with the creation of two exclusive cases available in very limited quantities:
the first case containing a bottle of Brut Première Cuvée disgorged six months previously, one bottle disgorged three years previously and one bottle disgorged six years previously; the second case containing five bottles in total, also including one eight years old disgorgement and one ten years old disgorgement .
This case will allow for a tasting group of up to 12 people.
SUGGESTIONS Use a tulip–shaped tasting glass. Serve at a cold but not chilled temperature (9–10°C). The tasting order should follow from the most recent to the oldest disgorgement date, clearly indicated on the back label.
Keep a separate glass with a sample from each bottle to gauge the development of the wine, making sure they are kept in the correct tasting order.
*Degorgement; The “operation” after years of ageing; to extract the deposit formed after fermentation in bottle.
Those who love wine know that wine is alive…
Why then a wine built patiently raised, loved, he should not be tasted at 8 or 10 years? To learn more about again, part of each of the vintages of the house does not leave its cool cellars and continues there in a mysterious alchemy, its creation which then escapes us …
The Collection of Ancient Vintages is thus a wonderful trip in the Champagne memory and that of our family. A wonderful inspiration, shaping also the ambition that we must continually be created for each bottle.
Very confidential, the Collection is made available to the curious researcher in some places of the world, longtime friends of the house.