Bruno Paillard Rose 1ere Cuvee and Scrambled Eggs with Truffles for Champagne Day
In her new book Simply Truffles (William Morrow, November 8), Patricia Wells offers wine suggestions for a number of her recipes.
As I was thinking of elegant ways to celebrate the second edition of Champagne Day, today, October 28, she saved me the trouble of searching by picking Bruno Paillard Rose Premiere Cuvee (Non Vintage) as her first choice for Scrambled Eggs with Truffles.
Epernay Champagne Direct (a UK retailer) came up with these tasting notes:
"Lovely salmon pink with a touch of bronze, with a persistent, fine bead. Pronounced Pinot nose with dark red berries and hints of truffle before a sweeter profile of red summer fruits emerges.. On the palate it is clean and fresh, with raspberry fruit and a core of citrus acidity. That hint of earthy roughness shows up again in the finish, adding depth."
Any alternative pick according to Patricia Wells should be the best bottle of Champagne you can afford.
I had the pleasure to meet Bruno Paillard a couple of times this year most recently at event reaffirming the commitment of 15 wine regions to Protect Wine Place and Origin in New York.
We exchanged a few words by the Champagne table of course.
Read Bruno Paillard Profile and Tasting Notes (April 4, 2011) on Grande Marque Champagne Blog.
(* Image of Bruno Paillard Rose 1ere Cuvee from Epernay Champagne site)