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Champagne Paul Bara Réserve Brut Grand Crutext

Champagne Paul Bara Réserve Brut Grand Cru 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, their flagship NV is a blend of 80/20 pinot noir / chardonnay, from vines 35 years average age, rooted in clay limestone soils. This was fermented in stainless with partial MLF, and aged 6 years on lees, with partial reserve wines, dosed with 7 g/L when disgorged July 2022. Red apple, ripe lemon, perfumed cherry rules the doughy palate, bedded with deep meringue, and laced with oxidative threads. This bottle is tasting a bit on now, so best to crack and enjoy, with richer canapés or paté.Tasted: 20 March 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$80.00750mlprivate wine stores
Producer: Champagne Paul BaraBlend: Chardonnay - Pinot Noir