Robert Barbichon Blanc de Noirs Brut NV, Vin Mousseaux Sparkling Wine, À Gyé-Sur-Seine, Champagne, France
Tasting Note: An example of subtlety in sparkler-making while highlighting understated red fruit character.
Slightly pink in color this sparkling wine has a nose of yeast that flirts with red fruit including strawberry and red cherry.
On the palate the creamy wine is medium in body and medium-plus in acidity with a slightly dried red fruit after taste.
Rather than being a high-acid palate cleanser this sparkler is more of a palate recharger.
Bottle Note: 100% Pinot Noir. Bottling – July 11, 2012. Disgorging – May 20, 2015. Dosage: 0.5 g/l. RM-27522-01.
Importer: Classic Wines, Inc. Stamford, Connecticut – A Transatlantic Bubbles
Tasted: Grower Champagne Tasting, Zinc Restaurant, New Haven, Connecticut
Tasting Date: February 4, 2016