CHAMPAGNE Barnaut Grande Reserve (902115)
Bouzy, Montagne de Reims
Case of 6
91 pts - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
91 pts - John Gilman, A View from the Cellar
Magnum | Item# 902116 | Case of 3 | $153.01/bottle
375mL | Item# 902117 | Case of 12 | $43.96/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.