66% Pinot Noir & 34% Chardonnay
Bouzy, Champagne, France
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Based in Bouzy, this small-estate producer specializes in Pinot Noir-based Champagne. Edmond Barnaut was one of the first to base his brand outside of Reims and Epernay. He set up shop in Bouzy in 1874. Cellars were dug 15 meters underground and six generations of Barnaut descendants have maintained the quality of the house. Production is currently at about 120,000 bottles.
Vivid yellow with a strong bead. Nutty apple, pear and orange aromas are deepened by smoky minerals and dried flowers. Fleshy orchard fruit flavors possess chewy texture, medium weight and gentle minerality. This rich wine is a good match for a buttery fish course.
Aspect: fine, lively bubbles, golden color. - Bouquet: intense, dried fruits, cooked apple, small red fruits. - Palate: lively, direct attack, good balance and lingering taste in the mouth. - Full-bodied.