Vautrain-Paulet (Dizy/Vallee de la Marne)

How did we find the boldly perfumed Vautrain-Paulet from the strangely appropriately named village of Dizy? We first tasted it at the shiny, metropolitan styled Restaurant La Banque in Epernay. La Banque is an excellent addition to the Epernay restaurant landscape, partly thanks to its long list of small growers’ Champagnes by the glass. A great place to research and orientate. We were concientiously wading through ten glasses of Champagne from different growers when we were mugged by the Vautrain-Paulet.
Despite the grand facade, Arnaud Vautrain produces just 30,000 bottles each year from vines in Dizy and Ay.