Edmond Barnaut was one of the first to base his brand outside of Reims and Epernay.It is roughly 85% pinot noir and 15% chardonnay, all from Bouzy. Bright orange-pink. Red berries, citrus zest, brioche and smoky minerals on the deeply scented nose. Chewy and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering focused strawberry and bitter blood orange flavors and a hint of dusty minerals. The mineral quality adds cut to the finish, which lingers with very good smoky tenacity. This Champagne could stand up to spicy, strongly seasoned foods.