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Champagne Paul Bara Grand Rosé Bruttext

Champagne Paul Bara Grand Rosé Brut NV

Champagne, FrancePaul Bara was founded in Bouzy in 1833, and the 6th generation, Chantale Bara, is now overseeing the 11 hectares of the Montagne de Reims estate. This Grand Cru Rosé blends 80% pinot noir, 20% chardonnay, and 12% red wine from Bouzy, with vines averaging 35 years. The wine was fermented in stainless (partial MLF) and aged for four years on lees. My bottle was disgorged in March 2021. Pouring a pale hue, this charms with wild cherry, perfumed raspberry, and meringue across a structural, fine-boned frame. The chalky underlay lingers on the finish. Lovely food wine, and also very enjoyable as a solo sipper. Great depth and finesse for a rosé (not always easy to achieve).Tasted: 29 August 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$82.50750mlprivate wine stores
Producer: Champagne Paul BaraBlend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay