Paul Bara Grand Cru, Brut Reserve
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Paul Bara Grand Cru, Brut Reserve - NV

Item # 23382 750mL

One expects great things from Grand Cru vineyards and Paul Bara certainly delivers. This blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay is rich and delicious with an elegant mousse, concentrated fruit aromas, and white strawberries on the palate.

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This delicious champagne comes from the town of Bouzy, Montagne de Reims, where Pinot Noir is widely planted. The soil is chalky and the Champagne produced is rich with concentrated fruit notes and a pronounced minerality. In a region where you can find big corporate Champagne producers, Paul Bara is an exception. When Paul Bara retired, his daughter Chantale took over keeping the family traditions in Champagne making: everything is made by hand in low yields and bottle aging is a big component in the production of this wine. Ripe fruits, spice, orange zest, and honey linger on your palate followed by a crisp minerality. An amazing drinking experience!

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Glossary

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From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking world. It is a flexible, eager-to-please grape, responding well to just about anything a winemaker...

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