Paul Bara, Comtesse Marie de France Brut Grand Cru, Champagne, France, 2008 through Merchant of Wine.

Paul Bara, Comtesse Marie de France Brut Grand Cru, Champagne, France, 2012

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Overview of the Wine
The Montagne de Reims boasts some of the best Pinot Noir in the region—Bouzy is the capital. The key to its inherent greatness lies in its deep, chalky subsoil which imparts intense expression of fruit and great mineral complexity in its grand cru wines. The village of Bouzy and Champagne Paul Bara are practically synonymous. As the published village historian, Paul is indelibly linked to the lore of his hometown. Many call him their most renowned producer, one of the rare récoltants-manipulants in a region inundated with mass-produced wine. These R.M.s, as they are known, are of the few who still grow their own grapes and make their own wines. Champagne Paul Bara is the quintessential example, everything done with personal touch.

Grape / Blend
Pinot Noir

Origin
Champagne, France

Winemaker Notes
This extraordinary bottling developed by Paul Bara is aged on its yeast lees for 9 years before release. It’s made from 100% Pinot Noir grown in parcels believed by some to be the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Champagne region. 

95 Points - Vinous
Bara's 2008 Brut Millesime Comtesse Marie de France offers a striking interplay of rich Pinot fruit with the natural tension of the year. Bright floral and mineral accents drive the 2008 as it gradually opens with a bit of air. In 2008, the Comtesse exudes balance and a level of pedigree that makes it absolutely irresistible. It is one of the most elegant Champagnes I have ever tasted here. Drinking window: 2020 - 2030

Product size: 750ml 

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