Tasting notes Appearance : straw gold with amber lights, bright and joyful effervescence. Nose : vivacious and precise at first, progressively affirming and ample and complex structure. Young and tender fruity aromas – blackcurrant, wild blackberry and very ripe morello cherry – melted with vigorous freshly crushed citrus fruits. Final with discrete notes of vanilla, quince and acacia honey. Palate : full and restrained at the same time, wrapped in the supple flavors of ripe fruits with spicy notes : cinnamon, cedar wood and roasted walnuts. Great harmony. The finish has a zest of candied quince, subtle and long…
Wine Maker Notes
Identity Champagne Bruno Paillard « 2004 Assemblage » is a blend – the proportions of which are kept secret – of 9 villages in the Champagne region, and of two grapes : Chardonnay (48%) and Pinot noir (52%). 9 years ageing in our cellars have allowed this wine to develop candied fruit aromas, raspberry, wild blackberries, honey and ginger bread, which complement each other in a harmonious symphony...The 2004 seasonA year with a temperate and harmonious climate, far from the excesses of the previous vintage… It is even relatively dry and cool compared with the decade’s average. March remains cool and April saw limited frosts, the vegetal development of the vine started late and flowering was steady between June 10th and 20th. With a warm and dry July the vine developed healthily but was threatened by hydric stress. This risk soon vanished thanks to heavy and frequent rains through August. This sudden rainfall reinvigorated the grape’s growth and maturity, and their development continued through September with a magnificent and warm Indian summer. This perfect end to the season sealed the destiny of the vintage, with the healthy grapes just needing to ripen. Harvests started on September 25th for Meuniers and on the 27th for Chardonnays and Pinots Noirs. They lasted 3 weeks.Dosage As with all our wines « BP 2004 Assemblage » has a very low dosage of only 5 grams per liter. Degorgement in 2012, dated on the back label. Minimal post degorgement rest in our cellar before shipment: 12 months.Label To illustrate this vintage, the artist Arthur Djoroukhian worked on the theme : “Harmony, Symphony”. Arthur Djoroukhian was born in 1972 in Georgia (Caucase) from an Armenian family. He studied at the Beaux Arts school of Dzerjinsk in Russia and obtained his art restorer diploma at Souzdal, which opened the door to many international projects. He moved to France – Poitiers - in 1994 and since 2000 has entirely dedicated himself to painting. He exhibits today throughout Europe and the United States. Arthur Djoroukhian’s work is not about just representing the object, nor scenarizing it, but more of a strong affirmation in the ways of the « Nouveaux Realistes » : the object affirms its evocating and polemic power (discover more of his work on www.djoroukhian.com).
(52% Pinot Noir/48% Chardonnay). The grapes were harvested from nine different villages and the wine was aged for nine years prior to disgorgement, then another 12 months before release. The dosage was 5 g/l.