NV Paul Bara Brut Rose Grand Cru
The Montagne de Reims boasts some of the best Pinot Noir in Champagne, and Bouzy is its capital. The village of Bouzy and the Paul Bara house, in turn, are practically synonymous. It's no coincidence Bara's grand cru rosé is a staff favorite and best-seller: with its ripe, juicy red fruit, fine bead, and creamy yet lively texture, it is the perfect pairing for anything, everything, or nothing at all.
Wine & Spirits
The addition of still pinot noir from Bouzy (12 percent) gives this wine a vinous character, deepening its raspberry freshness without diminishing the gingery feel of the mousse. It’s a clean wine with structure and stamina, a lovely match for duck confit.
Mouthwatering and harmonious, this is lightly chalky in texture, with a zesty layer of pink grapefruit peel, ground ginger and spicy mineral underscoring the white peach and blanched almond flavors. Offers a plush, lingering finish.
The NV Brut Grand Rose is an absolutely delicious wine, particularly at the NV level. This is a serious rose, which is immediately evident in the wine’s dark hue and dense, full-bodied personality. Their wine possesses layers of candied Pinot fruit, all woven together in a rich, sensual style. This sweeping, large-scaled rose will offer its finest drinking at the dinner table.
The NV Brut Grand Rosé is fabulous. Bright and punchy, the Rosé fleshes out beautifully in the mid-palate and into the finish as the Pinot gains volume. The Grand Rosé has enough charm to drink well as an aperitif, but there is serious depth here too. Cranberry, orange peel, dried rose petal and a hint of cinnamon develop over time. The Grand Rosé is simply impeccable from start to finish. More importantly, it is absolutely delicious. (AG)