It’s that time of year – sparking wine & champagne flows (more) freely.
My love affair with Champagne
(true Champagne, sparkling wine from the region) is growing, much to the detriment of my wallet.
This sparkler is now one of my favorite Champagnes, an exciting blend of texture & acidity, with the broad(er) flavor profile of a Rosé.
I confess sparkling Rosé is my favorite – as much as my palate is acid driven, Blanc de Blanc is sometimes a bit too much for me, and I lean toward the red fruit of Rosé.
Tasting Notes: Paul Bara Champagne Grand Cru Brut Grand Rosé
To The Eye: The color immediately draws the eyes: a bright salmon orange. An incredible stream of tiny bubbles, make it gorgeous to behold.
On The Nose: expressive: blood orange, cream, seashells, strawberry.
In The Mouth: The palate is a delight. The front palate is bright strawberry, citrus/orange, the mid palate has great minerality and texture, the finish is red fruits, red apple, and pleasant lingering mouthwatering acidity.
This sparkling wine is stunning in every way. Worth a splurge for the holidays for sure. Or hell, I could drink
this every Friday.
A blend of 80% Pinot Noir & 20% Chardonnay. Imported by Kermit Lynch.
Available in their Berkeley store. Not too pricey for a Grand Cru at $60