Saignée method rosé. Powerfully and deliciously marked by Pinot Noir, this is a rosé Champagne made unapologetically for the table. It spends 18 months on the lees before disgorgement, the shortest length of time chez Barnaut in order to keep freshness at the forefront. The dosage averages 6 g/l with a yearly production of 1,250 cases. 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.
"Bright orange. Potent red berry and blood orange aromas are complicated by notes of dried rose, smoky minerals and anise. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering bitter orange pith and red berry skin flavors that gain sweetness with air. At once ample and lively, finishing with very good cut and lingering toastiness." - JR
90pts Wine Spectator
"Fresh and lively, with ripe strawberry, black cherry, smoke and whole-grain toast notes riding the refined mousse. Not a powerhouse, but very drinkable." - AN
- Pinot Noir