Pierre Baillette Brut le Village NV
1 or more bottles$79.00
Pierre Baillette is not just limited to the creation of high-quality champagne, but to preserve the most authentic values of the wine tradition of this legendary region.
This refreshing and savory Champagne is loaded with flavors of citrus, white cherries, chalk, and brioche. Aromas of citrus and white cherries. Fine mousse and bright acid lead to a lasting and persistent finish.
Great to have with a crusty lobster.
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Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.
Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.
Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)
The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.
Champagne is a wine region to the north-east of Paris where wine has been grown since the Romans first planted in the 5th century and the region is most well known for the sparkling wine that goes by the regions name.
Champagne is made from 3 grapes. The two red grapes Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and the white grape Chardonnay. All three are commonly blended though a ‘blanc de blanc’ meaning ‘white from white’ indicates that only Chardonnay was used. Conversely a ‘blanc de noir’ or ‘white from black’ indicates that the two red grapes were used.
A common misconception is that Champagne was invented by Dom Pérignon. Although this is not the case, he made considerable contributions to the quality and production methods used in the region. The very first bottles of Champagne were created by accident, and coined ‘the devil’s wine’ for all the popping corks. Sparkling wine in Australia was referred to as Champagne but this practise has long been disallowed.
Methode Champenoise is the traditional method by which Champagne is produced and if you see Millisime on a bottle, it represents the fact that the wine comes from a particular vintage rather than being blended, which is the more common practice.
Icons such as Dom Pérignon and Kristal are world reknowned, but we find as much pleasure in the smaller Champagne houses such as Gosset and Jacquinot. Magnums are perfect for the festive occasions and half bottles are also available.
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About the brand Pierre-Baillette
The Pierre Baillette property is located in the town of Trois-Puits, in the Montagne de Reims. The Domaine has three plots located in the village of Trois Puits premier cru, Rilly la Montagne and Verzenay.
plants of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir are grown on shallow soils of limestone-gypsum places array of typical local rock layer called Craie du Campanien.
The family now owns 3.65 hectares of Grand Cru and producing about 13.000 bottles. Most of the grapes (35 years old) are from Rilly la Montagne and Trois-Puis, there is also some Chardonnay from Verzenay Grand Cru.
The production style of Baillette home can truly be called traditional. This is because all agricultural practices, as well as the work in the cellar, is governed by an ethic of respect both for nature and towards the cultural values that the farmer has to contemplate. The vineyard is worked with the horse, the harvest is done manually and from an agronomic point of view is banned the use of any herbicide or insecticide. The fermentations are carried in wooden casks, and are triggered by indigenous yeast. Even the malolactic occur naturally and the wine, bottling, it is not filtered. The aging of wine in the cellar time varies from 3 to 6 years. The goal of the property is not just limited to the creation of high-quality champagne, but especially to preserve the most authentic values of the wine tradition of this legendary region.