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Bauchet Signature Brut Champagne Premier Cru
Established in 1920 the Bauchet family estate covers 34 hectares spread out on 7 different terroirs. The vineyards are located in the Côte des Blancs, the Montagne de Reims and in the Côte des Bar. These direct imports are a great alternative to the big houses of Veuve Clicquot, Moet & Chandon and the like, with their distinctive packaging, quality and this special pre-arrival pricing making them exceptional value for Premier Cru Champagne.
A blend of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir (of which 20% are reserve wines) sourced from Bauchet’s premier cru vineyards located in the Cotes des Blancs and Montagne de Reims. The wine is aged for a minimum of 36 months on lees before being disgorged.
Fluffy white, the mousse shows good hold over a pale straw coloured base that has tinges of pale gold around the edges. Very fine and persistent bead. The nose dispels top notes of yeast lees and citrus, with baked bread, light pear and traces of apple also chiming in. Graceful with a light oily feel, flavours of baked bread and yeast lees dominate over pear, citrus and faint cashew. Finishes dry and crisp with a lengthy aftertaste.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.