You all, these are the reviews I send club members in our private champagne club! You get to read them here, but it would be even better if you could sip along with this bottle, no?
Last week, I reviewed a bottle that was 100% Pinot Meunier. This week … this bottle is 100% Pinot Noir.
Of course, 100% Grand Cru. Read the review on Lancelot here, to learn more about what it means to be Grand Cru. Perfect bottle to cozy up to with a fire, and dare we even say, a cigar?
Richard Petit’s family roots in Avize go back centuries, caring for Chardonnay on the chalky soils of the Côte de Blancs. Véronique Bajan’s clan hails from Pinot Noir terroir in Verzenay, Grand Cru land on the Montagne de Reims. Love, then marriage, came first in 1997; then in 1999, when Richard took over his family’s winery in Avize, the idea that they could create wine together blossomed. With Richard’s attention to detail in the fields and Véronique’s tasting prowess in the cellar, the small-batch, Grand Cru wines of Petit & Bajan are very much the voice of Champagne’s new generation. These are bold, vinous wines that set a higher bar for Grand Cru Champagne.
Tasting Notes ~
Its refined nose which expresses great freshness embodied by notes of peppermint and lemon, enhanced by a scent of honeysuckle. Aeration of the champagne reveals flavors of red apple, quince, with hints of raspberry.
On the palate, light, pulpy and crunchy fruity substance, supported by chalky minerality which confers elegance. The very slender finish is chalky and iodine, leaving an ultimate sensation of crunchy grapes enhanced by notes of fresh coriander.
The Obsidienne Champagne Blanc De Noirs Grand Cru Petit Bajan represents the freshness, the generous pulp and the crunchiness of fruit of its vintage, calling for dishes respectful of its refined approach Food Ideas?! (prawns a la plancha, gratinated fennel and lemon yogurt sauce , tuna tataki and watermelon salad).
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