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Champagne Baron-Fuenté Grande Réserve Brut
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Champagne Baron-Fuenté Grande Réserve Brut NV

Champagne, FranceThe Baron family has owned and cultivated vineyards in Charly sur Marne since the 17th century. When Gabriel Baron married Dolores Fuenté in 1967, they named the negoc house Baron-Fuenté. Today they own 35 ha of vineyards in the Marne, and purchase the same amount of fruit sur pied (they pick the grapes, not just manage the vin clairs or bottled wine). Fermented cool in stainless and with full MLF, this uses approximately 40 percent reserve wines, and spent three years on the lees prior to disgorgement at 9 g/l. This is a rarer seen meunier-led wine (60 percent), with 30 percent chardonnay and 10 percent pinot noir. Yellow apples, ripe pear, white flowers, light honey fill the doughy, richer frame, one with fine fruity spices and a hearty shake of acidity to brighten. Tidy entry-level champers.Tasted: 11 October 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 55.00 private wine stores Producer: Baron-FuentéDistributors: Red Dog
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot Meunier - Pinot NoirCSPC: 738617UPC: 35914400010253591440002404