3 x 2006 Champagne Paul Bara Comtesse de Marie Grand Cru (75...



R5,550 - R6,900


3 x 2006 Champagne Paul Bara Comtesse de Marie Grand Cru (750ml), Provenance: Restaurant Mosaic Wine Cellar Collection

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Champagne Paul Bara is located in the village of Bouzy, in the Montagne de Reims region. Wines are made from 11 hectares of vineyards (from mostly Grand Cru villages) and sold under the label since the 1950’s. Current owner Chantale, daughter of Paul Bara, ensures the continued traditions passed down by her father. The wines are by hand with low-yielding vines and good maturity ensured by prolonged bottle ageing. A close connection to the vineyard environment and biodiversity has always been a priority.

Paul Bara's Prestige Cuvée is the Comtesse Marie de France, named after Éléonore d’Aquitaine's daughter and first produced in the 1960's for the Parisian restaurant Chez Denis. After harvesting, which is done by hand, the berries undergo fermentation at a strictly controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. Secondary fermentation takes place in the bottle. Matured champagne for at least 10 years in bottles in the cellars of the winery. The release of champagne is strictly limited, each bottle has its own serial number.

"Bara's 2006 Brut Grand Cru Comtesse Marie de France, 100% Pinot Noir, is superb. Ample and creamy on the palate, with terrific freshness and overall intensity, the 2006 is incredibly expressive today. Hints of lemon confit, chamomile, dried herbs, yellow orchard fruit and dried flowers all grace this exquisite, inviting Champagne. The 2006 has enough pedigree and class to drink well for another decade or more. I loved it. Disgorged: March, 2018. Dosage is 8 grams per liter." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 94/100 (Nov 2018)

Auction Date: 20th Nov 2023 at 10am

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