Bruno Paillard is a young, dynamic Champagne House that has quickly established a reputation for elegant wines with real style. Fresh, dry and vibrant, these wines are made with an uncompromising attitude to quality that shines through in the glass.
Originally a Champagne broker, Bruno Paillard started his own Maison in Reims back in 1981 – the first new Champagne House in more than a century. The challenges involved in taking on the region’s established names would have stopped lesser men than Bruno, but over the last three decades Bruno and his daughter, Alice, have turned this eponymous business into one of the most prestigious in Champagne.
The house follows a strict quality charter that includes using only first pressings, vinifying each cru separately and putting the disgorgement date on each bottle. They were the first to display disgorgement dates on the back labels of all their cuvees – and have been doing so since the mid-1980s. Their house style is achieved by blending each vintage with 25-50% reserve wines. These are a blend of previous vintages in a solera-style system, dating all the way back to 1985!