BARNAUT

'Blanc de Noirs' Brut Grand Cru Bouzy Champagne NV

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Grapes Pinot Noir
Colour White
Origin France, Champagne
Other Vegetarian
Village Bouzy
Classification Grand Cru
ABV 12.5%

A big, full-blown, powerful blanc de noirs (100% Pinot Noir from the Grand Cru vineyards of Bouzy), which nevertheless retains a balance and freshness along with its considerable vinosity. Rated even higher than Bollinger by Robert Parker this is exceptional value! L&S (Mar 2005)

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*STAR BUY* The toasty, sappy thrust of a champagne made entirely from pinot noir is immensely pleasing. This is bold, big, reassuring and amazing value. 'The Best Champagnes for Christmas'.Victoria Moore, The Daily Telegraph (Nov 2018)

The nicely layered nose of petrol, yeast, citrus confit, poached pear and a whiff of toastiness displays evident maturity (though by no means any oxidation). There is fine volume to the delicious and relatively broad-shouldered flavors that are supported by a moderately firm mousse on the sappy and palate coating finish that is nicely dry but not austere. This is one of those wines that can certainly be enjoyed now for its complexity and persistence or held for several more years in the hopes that even better depth will develop. Drinking range: 2022 - Rating: 93 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jan 2022)

Up next, we have a bottle from a small grower based in Bouzy, which was, and to some extent still is, known as red wine country. Blanc de noirs means it’s only made from dark grapes which you can taste in the vivid, orangey fruit moving into marmalade flavours that have a real smokiness on the finish. Tangy and delicious.BBC Good Food Guide (Mar 2018)

Champagne Barnaut

Edmond Barnaut was a grape-grower and wine-broker when in 1873 he married the daughter of an old Bouzy family, Apolline Godmé-Barancourt. Using his own and his wife's vineyards he created his own marque and began selling bottles the following year. Philippe and Laurette Secondé took over as the fifth generation in 1985, and they have now been joined by their son Guillaume.

The Secondés make well-aged Champagnes (five years average for the Grande Réserve) which are very representative of the full-bodied style of Bouzy - the excellent Pinot Noir of the village's Grand Cru Vineyards providing the backbone (2/3) of the Grande Réserve and all of the Blanc de Noirs. As Philippe puts it 'I want to express our exceptional terroir, naturally and simply, without artifice and without giving in to fashions.'.

The domaine is certified for High Environmental Value (HVE) and Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne (VDC).

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