2011 Baron-Fuenté Champagne Grand Millésime

Fine bubble streams. Light gold, in color. Lemon, pear, yellow peach, red apple, rainier cherry, lime, citrus pith, fig spread, toast, mineral, lime peel. Crisp pear, citrus, linear focused, on the finish.

Blend: 45% Chardonnay, 40% Meunier, 15% Pinot Noir

Consume: now-2023
Purchased: $30

Score: 91 points

The story starts in 1962 when Gabriel Baron and Dolorès Fuenté receive 1-hectare of vines from Gabriel’s father as a wedding present. Passionate and audacious, the Champagne Baron-Fuenté is founded in 1967 and their first cuvees from the family’s vines are produced.

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