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Champagne Bauchet Contraste Blanc de Pinot Noir Extra Bruttext

Champagne Bauchet Contraste Blanc de Pinot Noir Extra Brut NV

Champagne, FranceThis grower is one of the larger RMs in Champagne, with 34 ha in Bisseiul, Grauves, and the Aube, but only makes around 25,000 cases annually. As the label reveals, Contraste is a BdN entirely of pinot noir from vineyards in the Côte des Bars (Bragelogne Beauvoir, Bar sur Seine) and the Montagne de Reims (Bisseuil, their home village). This NV carries 20% reserve wines, and after 24 months sur lattes, it was disgorged with 5.5 g/L. Toasty red apple cherry is cushioned with meringue, bedded with doughy lees, laced with oxidative notes, and finished with a bitter lemon twist. A richer, creamier style can take on poultry dishes with ease.Tasted: 14 February 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$89.00750mlprivate wine stores
Producer: Champagne BauchetDistributors: Vinterra Wine Merchants
Grape: Pinot Noir