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  • Producer ranking ?

    19
  • Decanting time

    15
  • When to drink

    2023-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Tuna pastrami, smoked salmon & rillette de veau

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The Story

The Bruno Paillard N.P.U.- « Nec Plus Ultra » was born from the idea to create the greatest possible Champagne wine, whatever the constraints. To do this, the most extreme choices have been made at each step of the production of this outstanding Champagne wine.
This foolish dream gave birth to the N.P.U.-“Nec Plus Ultra”.

Blend: 50% Chardonnay, 50%  Pinot Noir

Classification: Grand Cru

Dosage: Extra Brut <6 g/L

Only in truly great vintages….
First, an exceptional vintage is needed: after improving our “savoir faire” during the 80’s, the first ever N.P.U – Nec Plus Ultra, a 1990 vintage, was released in 2002. Four follow, each of different temperaments: the generous 1995; the eccentric 1996; and the 1999, maybe the most classic, and 2003.

 

   
   
   

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Light yellow colour. Open and complex nose with fresh oceanic aromas of oystershells, some dried apricots and peculiar aroma reminding of foie gras on toasted canapes! Dry and vividly crispy palate shows great intensity and lean pure green apple fruit. Firm and solid but introvert champagne. Benefits from 2-3 years further ageing or if serving now, then decanting for 15 minutes before serving. Serve 8-10°C with sauteed foie gras or with Sole Meunière. JL 88p (9/9/2020)

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Origin

Reims, Champagne

Grapes

50% Chardonnay
50% Pinot Noir

Drinking temperature

9-11C

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