Les Parcelles offer plenty of Bouzy character by delivering a wine of depth and creamy richness. Flavors and aromas of toasted bread, pear nectar and honey unfold upon the palate. The finish is all smoke and lees and lingering toastiness. In combination, the wine is generous, complex and multi-faceted with broad appeal. Les Parcelles is a precise expression of Bouzy terroir, combining a rich ripeness with chalky finesse. Harvested primarily in 2017 with 30% of reserve wines, this cuvée is composed of 70% pinot noir and 30 % chardonnay.
This is a gem of an estate of just 11 hectares, unusually blessed with having uniquely Grand Cru vineyards in the famed village of Bouzy. Nestled on the southern slopes of the Montagne de Reims, this village, along with neighboring Ambonnay, is famed for producing some of the region’s most intense, profound and exceptional Pinot Noir.
The Paillards have been crafting wine in Grand Cru village of Bouzy for over 200 years, yet it is only in recent years that the estate has begun to fulfil its true potential. Brothers Antoine and Quentin returned to the Domaine in 2008, before taking full control in 2012. Bringing energy, an outward looking sensibility and a deep respect for their fantastic vineyards, the brothers have rejuvenated the estate to such a degree that it now stands as one of the finest family houses in all of Champagne.