The NV Rosé Brut Grand Cru is another gorgeous Champagne from Paul Bara. Rich, resonant and super-inviting, the Brut Rosé has so much to offer. I especially admire the wine's breadth and expansiveness, both of which give it the versatility to drink beautifully as an aperitif or at the dinner table. The blend is 80% Pinot Noir (including 12% still Pinot) and 20% Chardonnay. Dosage of 8 grams per liter feels a bit on the high side, but this is nevertheless an absolutely joyous Champagne. Disgorged: May 2018.
Score: 92 points --Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Nov 2018
TASTING NOTES: This brut rosé is nicely balanced, the color of blush rose petals contrasting pleasantly with fine, white foam. On the nose the bouquet shows red fruit, dominated by wild strawberries and cherries, with a note of pepper typical of Pinot Noir. The impressions on of the nose continue on the palate, with strawberries and raspberries developing into notes of fresh baked pastry and finishing with a touch of candied cherry.
FOOD PAIRING: Aperitif, celebration, sushi, salmon, strawberry shortcake, red fruit salad, blackberry ice cream.
Grape Varieties: 70% Pinot Noir 18% Chardonnay 12% Red Wine