A. Bartel Brut NV Champagne

A. Bartel Brut NV Champagne

A. Bartel Brut NV Champagne

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The Côte des Bar region is the southern-most wine-growing region of Champagne. The soil here is Kimmeridgian, very similar to the soils of Chablis, so it's a mix of clay with the pure chalk limestone of the Marne. In fact the Bar is about half an hour closer to Chablis than it is to Epernay. The extra clay in the soil, brings a fuller body, a rounder mouth-feel and bigger fruit flavour than the Champagnes from the north. Indeed many Champagne producers in the north buy fruit from the Bar to flesh out their blends.

Hand-picked, from three hectares of vineyards in Ville-sur-Arce in the Côte des Bar, the southern-most area in the Champagne region. Whole-bunch pressed and then cool-fermented using native yeasts in stainless steel tanks. Partial malolactic conversion and a minimum of two years on lees in bottle before disgorgement.

The base wine for this Brut is 2017 and disgorged in 2020.

Tasting Note:
This is a lovely expression of (almost) Blanc de Noirs Champagne. Fresh and lively with complex notes of red fruit notes leading into citrus lemon and peach, and well woven notes of brioche, biscuit and bread. The palate is generous and full-bodied, round and supple but finishing with very respectable length for a wine at this price-point.  

This is a Dry , Medium bodied wine with High acidity and No tannin. It is Pronounced in it's intensity with Medium alcohol and a Medium+ finish.

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The Finer Details:

Grape Variety:

88% Pinot Noir, 12% Chardonnay

Country:

France

Abv:

12.5%

Vintage:

NV

Region:

Champagne

pH:
Oaked or Unoaked:

Stainless Steel

Appellation:

Côte des Bar

Style (R/S):

Brut (7g/l)

Aged Before Release:

2 Years on Lees in Bottle

Farming:

Conventional

Drinkability:

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