CHAMPAGNE Barnaut Blanc de Noirs (902119)

SKU: 902119
$62.72Price

Champagne Barnaut

Blanc de Noirs Brut

Grand Cru

Bouzy, Montagne de Reims

Champagne, France

 

Item# 902119

Case of 6

 

93 pts - International Wine Review

91 pts - John Gilman, A View from the Cellar

90 pts - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

 

Grapes:  100% Pinot Noir

 

High Environmental Value (HVE) Certified

Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne (VDC) Certified

 

Tasting Notes:  Red cherry, kirsch, dried flowers, mint and brioche all meld together in a beautifully resonant, creamy Champagne.  An elegant wine but also big with superb balance; it has a velvety texture and is richly flavored.

 

Philippe first made this wine in 1995 and quickly gained a reputation for burnishing the finesse in what is, given the grape and the terroir, an innately large- scale wine. His rendition stands in contrast to the single vineyard Blanc de Noirs made by his friend Francis Egly of Egly-Ouriet in Ambonnay, a contemporary who is also well known for this class of wine but whose style emphasizes the power and weight of the area's Pinot Noir. The dosage averages 6 g/l with a yearly production of 1,650 cases.