CHAMPAGNE Barnaut Blanc de Noirs (902119)
Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru NV
Bouzy, Montagne de Reims
Case of 6
93pts International Wine Review
91pts John Gilman
90pts Antonio Galloni
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.