Remember when no one used to drink rosé? Now aren’t you glad we do!? We have poured this by the glass at Les Marchands and are consistently cleaned out in a hurry. Any hangs up about seriousness of quality and price ratio with the sparkling rosé category are quickly eradicated by Paul Bara. His humble estate lies in Bouzy, shadowed by the confluence of massive commercial wineries in the area. Size, however, does nothing to dwarf Bara’s image as a hometown hero and one of the finest producers in all of Champagne. It also allows him, through his eldest daughter Chantale, to do everything by hand and uphold a house style that was forged before World War II.
This Rosé is produced all from Grand Cru vineyards around Bouzy. The blend is 68% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay, with the remains consisting of red wine. The vines average 35 years of age and the wine sits in bottle for 3 years before release.