Maison Bruno Paillard has launched its 2009 “Assemblage” Champagne into the UK.

The wine is made exclusively from the first pressings of grapes sourced from ten of the best terroirs in the Champagne region, and it is an equal blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, of which 20% was barrel fermented. The cuvee has been ageing for ten years in the Maison’s cellars (seven of which were on the lees).

It was disgorged in September 2017, after which is spent a further 18 months in the Maison’s cellars before release. Dosage is very low – in keeping with the style of the Maison.

An artist has been commissioned to design the label according to a theme that reflects the characteristics of the year. This has been a signature style for the Maison since its first vintage back in 1981.

For this vintage the Maison commissioned Swedish artist Anna-Lisa Unkuri to work on the theme “Invitation au Voyage”.

The Champagne Bruno Paillard “Assemblage” 2009 will be available to independent wine merchants and wine-focused restaurants with a recommended price of £68 to £70 for 75cl and £150 for a magnum. It is distributed by Bibendum.