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Bauchet Contraste Blanc de Pinot Noir Extra Brut Champagne

Champagne, FRANCE
$56. 99 Bottle
$683.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2019-2024)
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Cork

Made with a low dosage from 100% Pinot Noir, 25% being reserve wines, Contraste sees a minimum of 24 months ageing before being disgorged. Good foamy mousse with a pale straw, pale gold coloured base finely threaded by a very persistent bead. Rich, toasty yeast lees aromas merge into baked bread notes with subtle winter strawberry, citrus and brioche also evident. Slightly tighter and leaner as well as drier than the Origine, the palate features a complex flavour profile of oily baked bread, yeast lees, citrus, subtle toasty characters and pear within an elegant airy mouthfeel. Very dry, racy and tightly knit finish with a sculptured medium to long aftertaste.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.
Alc. 12.5%