CHAMPAGNE Barnaut Grande Reserve (902115)

$62.72Price

Champagne Barnaut

Grande Réserve

Grand Cru

Bouzy, Montagne de Reims

Champagne, France

 

Item# 902115

Case of 6

 

91 pts - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

91 pts - John Gilman, A View from the Cellar

 

Also available:

Magnum | Item# 902116 | Case of 3 | $153.01/bottle

375mL | Item# 902117 | Case of 12 | $41.89/bottle

 

Grapes:  66% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay

 

High Environmental Value (HVE) Certified

Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne (VDC) Certified

 

Tasting Notes:  This wine is excellent on the nose, wafting from the glass in a refined blend of apple, white peach, patissiere, chalky soil tones, gentle floral tones and a whiff of fresh-baked bread.  On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and complex, with a fine core, elegant mousse, bright acids and a long, classy and quite open finish.

 

This is the original cuvée, and its reserve wine comes from the perpetual cuvée first begun by Edmond Barnaut in 1874 that has been drawn from and replenished every year since. As with all of his wines, Philippe looks to avoid heaviness while harnessing the inherent density and depth of fruit that Bouzy offers. The Grande Réserve represents 65% of the annual production. Dosage averages 6 g/l with a yearly production of 5,000 cases.