jeudi 13 février 2020

Champagne E. Barnaut - Millésime 2006 Brut Grand Cru – Empreinte d’une vendange

Guide VERON des Champagnes 2017

(around 37 euros per bottle)

Sober and neat presentation.


Golden and brilliant.

Very fine bubbles.

Reserved bead of foam.


Radiant, it propose us its heady and endless aromatic farandole.

The scents of red and black fruits, coupled with improbable spices, characteristic signs of the Pinot Noir (50%), gently interlace the delicate perfumes of white fruits and exotic fruits, expressions of the Chardonnay (50%).

Later, the Champagne reveals its generous maturity with its aromas of barely roasted honey and caramel, result of 8 years of ageing on laths of the bottles in the cellars of the House, before disgorgement.


The pure attack, obtained by the selection of the first juices (cuvée) during the pressing of the grapes, supported by the vibrant minerality, leads to a soft and enveloping warmth, reinforced by the judicious fulfillment of the malolactic fermentation of the base wines.

Dense and tasty finish, thanks to the selection of the oldest vines of the wine estate.

Great length on the palate.

With this Millésime Brut Grand Cru 2006, Philippe Secondé, wine grower and oenologist, was able to vinify his bas wines in small volumes, with a low dosage of SO2 and an adjusted dosage with 6 g/L of sugar added at disgorgement, to set to music the touching the score of the Grand Cru of Bouzy.

To taste during meals among friends, with woodcocks in pans, for example.

Established in Bouzy, the Champagne House E. Barnaut directed by Philippe Secondé and his wife since 1985, soon joined by their son Guillaume, sixth generation of passionate wine growers, perpetuates the champenois traditions since 1874. A vineyard of 17 hectares of which 12.5 hectares settled in the Grands Crus of the Mountain of Reims (95% Bouzy, completed by Ambonnay and Louvois), including the famous Barnaut Clos, gives birth to around 100,000 bottles of Champagnes and 5,000 bottles of Coteaux Champenois, inspired interpretation of their terroir of origin.

Champagne E. Barnaut
2 rue Gambetta
BP 19
51150 Bouzy
Tel.: +33 (0)3 26 57 01 54
Fax.: +33 (0)3 26 57 09 97