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NV Paul Bara “Grand Rosé”, Brut Grand Cru, Bouzy

-35 year old vines (av.) grown in clay & limestone soil

-76 % Pinot Noir, 19 % Chardonnay, 5% Red wine

-A combination of direct press, saignée, and Bouzy Rouge

-Aged in bottle for 3 years before release

-Dosage: 10.8 g/l

Powerful, delicate, chalky minerality, effortless nuance of strawberry, one of the best sparkling rosés I’ve ever had. Photo taken at Marta, Roman pizzeria in Manhattan. Drank with smoked mackerel and scallop crudo.

 

Jean Foillard “Fleurie”, Morgon 2010

These 45-50 year old vines planted in pink sandstone soil produce a deliciously complex, deep, silky Morgon. It’s probably extra beautiful because Jean & Agnès Foillard seem to really have a knack for listening to their grapes and letting them express themselves as naturally as possible. Although this is a classy, sophisticated Beaujolais that leans towards Burgundy, it remains lively, straightforward and very friendly. For all times!