PAUL BARA

Paul Bara

The Bara family have been growing wine in Bouzy since 1833. First they sold the grapes to the Négoce, and in 1929 they joined the Bouzy cooperative - one of the first in Champagne. After the Second World War, Paul Bara began making his own champagne. Today Paul has retired, the winery is now in the hands of his daughter Chantale Bara.

All of the Bara family's parcels are in the Grand Cru of Bouzy, 9.5 hectares of Pinot Noir and 1.5 hectares of Chardonnay. Many of the plots are relatively old, the vines have an average age of 35 to 40 years. The wines are aged in stainless steel and tiled tanks, malolactic fermentation has been strictly avoided since 1990 in order to preserve the character and lightness of the wines.

The wine cellars are a specialty: Since the smaller part of the cellars dates from the time the house was built around 1860, these were later expanded to the current capacity. There are many small tanks lined with tiles or glass that are used to store reserve wines. This means that Bara can draw on a large number of reserve wines from different parcels and vintages during production.

Paul Bara's champagnes are classic examples of bouzy: full-bodied, fruity and vinous - thanks to the Pinot Noir, which is grown on the warm southern slopes of the town. At the same time, the wines show an unusual precision and finesse. Despite the lack of malolactic fermentation, the champagnes are in no way aggressive. The champagnes are velvety, profound and incorporate all components perfectly.

In addition to the champagnes, Bara is also known for its Bouzy Rouge, a red wine made from vines over 50 years old that ripens very slowly and is released unusually late.

Facts: Bouzy, Montagne de Reims, R.M., 9.5 hectares, 100,000 bottles / year, 100% Grand Cru vineyards

The Bara family have been growing wine in Bouzy since 1833. First they sold the grapes to the Négoce, and in 1929 they joined the Bouzy cooperative - one of the first in Champagne. After the... read more »
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PAUL BARA

The Bara family have been growing wine in Bouzy since 1833. First they sold the grapes to the Négoce, and in 1929 they joined the Bouzy cooperative - one of the first in Champagne. After the Second World War, Paul Bara began making his own champagne. Today Paul has retired, the winery is now in the hands of his daughter Chantale Bara.

All of the Bara family's parcels are in the Grand Cru of Bouzy, 9.5 hectares of Pinot Noir and 1.5 hectares of Chardonnay. Many of the plots are relatively old, the vines have an average age of 35 to 40 years. The wines are aged in stainless steel and tiled tanks, malolactic fermentation has been strictly avoided since 1990 in order to preserve the character and lightness of the wines.

The wine cellars are a specialty: Since the smaller part of the cellars dates from the time the house was built around 1860, these were later expanded to the current capacity. There are many small tanks lined with tiles or glass that are used to store reserve wines. This means that Bara can draw on a large number of reserve wines from different parcels and vintages during production.

Paul Bara's champagnes are classic examples of bouzy: full-bodied, fruity and vinous - thanks to the Pinot Noir, which is grown on the warm southern slopes of the town. At the same time, the wines show an unusual precision and finesse. Despite the lack of malolactic fermentation, the champagnes are in no way aggressive. The champagnes are velvety, profound and incorporate all components perfectly.

In addition to the champagnes, Bara is also known for its Bouzy Rouge, a red wine made from vines over 50 years old that ripens very slowly and is released unusually late.

Facts: Bouzy, Montagne de Reims, R.M., 9.5 hectares, 100,000 bottles / year, 100% Grand Cru vineyards

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Producer Information Paul Bara
Producer Information Paul Bara
Printed Card (in German language) with the story of the producer and the available cuvées.
Content 1 Stück
€0.00 *
Paul Bara Brut Reserve DEMI
Paul Bara Brut Reserve DEMI
80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay, including up to 50% reserve wines, dosage: 7g/l
Content 0.375 Liter (€49.12 * / 1 Liter)
€18.42 *
Paul Bara Brut Rosé DEMI
Paul Bara Brut Rosé DEMI
> 90% Pinot Noir, combination of blending and bleeding (saignée), Dosage: 7-8g/l
Content 0.375 Liter (€54.32 * / 1 Liter)
€20.37 *
Paul Bara Millesime 2012 DEMI
Paul Bara Millesime 2012 DEMI
90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay, 48 months sur lie, dosage: 8g/l
Content 0.375 Liter (€63.68 * / 1 Liter)
€23.88 *
Paul Bara Brut Reserve
Paul Bara Brut Reserve
80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay, including up to 50% reserve wines, dosage: 7g/l
Content 0.75 Liter (€43.55 * / 1 Liter)
€32.66 *
Paul Bara Bouzy Rouge 2012
Paul Bara Bouzy Rouge 2012
Content 0.75 Liter
€36.65 *
Paul Bara Brut Rosé
Paul Bara Brut Rosé
> 90% Pinot Noir, combination of blending and bleeding (saignée), Dosage: 7-8g/l
Content 0.75 Liter (€49.25 * / 1 Liter)
€36.94 *
Paul Bara Extra Brut
Paul Bara Extra Brut
80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay, dosage: 2g/l, including up to 50% reserve wines, old vines
Content 0.75 Liter (€54.45 * / 1 Liter)
€40.84 *
Paul Bara Millesime 2012
Paul Bara Millesime 2012
90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay, 48 months sur lie, dosage: 8g/l
Content 0.75 Liter (€59.65 * / 1 Liter)
€44.74 *
Paul Bara Millesime 2014
Paul Bara Millesime 2014
90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay, 48 months sur lie, dosage: 8g/l
Content 0.75 Liter (€63.68 * / 1 Liter)
€47.76 *
Paul Bara Special Club Millesime 2012
Paul Bara Special Club Millesime 2012
66% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay, dosage: 7g/l, most elegant prestige cuvée from Bara because of high Chardonnay percentage
Content 0.75 Liter (€84.48 * / 1 Liter)
€63.36 *
Paul Bara Brut Reserve MAGNUM
Paul Bara Brut Reserve MAGNUM
80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay, including up to 50% reserve wines, dosage: 7g/l
Content 1.5 Liter (€51.99 * / 1 Liter)
€77.98 *
Paul Bara Special Club Rosé 2014
Paul Bara Special Club Rosé 2014
60-70% Pinot Noir, 20-30% Chardonnay, 8% Bouzy Rouge, dosage: 7g/l, one of the highest ranked rosés in Champagne
Content 0.75 Liter (€109.17 * / 1 Liter)
€81.88 *
Paul Bara Comtesse Marie de France 2008
Paul Bara Comtesse Marie de France 2008
100% Pinot Noir, produced in individually numbered and extremely limited quantities
Content 0.75 Liter (€115.68 * / 1 Liter)
€86.76 *
Paul Bara Brut Rosé MAGNUM
Paul Bara Brut Rosé MAGNUM
> 90% Pinot Noir, combination of blending and bleeding (saignée), Dosage: 7-8g/l
Content 1.5 Liter (€57.84 * / 1 Liter)
€86.76 *
Paul Bara Millesime 2014 MAGNUM
Paul Bara Millesime 2014 MAGNUM
90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay, 48 months bottle aging, dosage: 8g/l.
Content 1.5 Liter (€68.23 * / 1 Liter)
€102.35 *
Paul Bara L’Annociade 2005
Paul Bara L’Annociade 2005
100% Pinot Noir, ages in barrel for 6 months and in bottle for 10 years before release, dosage: 6g/l
Content 0.75 Liter (€167.67 * / 1 Liter)
€125.75 *
Paul Bara L’Annociade 2006
Paul Bara L’Annociade 2006
100% Pinot Noir, ages in barrel for 6 months and in bottle for 10 years before release, dosage: 6g/l
Content 0.75 Liter (€167.67 * / 1 Liter)
€125.75 *
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