100% Pinot Noir. It's not always easy to find a Champagne that pleases everyone. This beautifully crafted champagne seems to hit the spot; refined, rich nose evoking notes of butter, almond and brioche. Fine bubbles, and elegant. And most importantly it seems to go with everything.
The Côte des Bar was “kicked out” of the greater Champagne region in the early 1900’s, producers rioted, they have a chip on their shoulder permanently, and are therefore more experimental and rebellious. Whereas most of Champagne is relatively flat, and densely planted to vines, in the Côte des Bar you’ll find a bucolic, relaxed, “backwoods” vibe where vineyards are leisurely interspersed with forests and streams. Unlike the rest of Champagne where Chardonnay is king, in the Côte des Bar Pinot Noir dominates, making up 85% of plantings. This “underdog” terroir is super hot right now, and for good reason
91 pts - Wine Spectator