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Barnaut Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs Brut Champagne, France


Here's a fine small-production "grower" Champagne, distinct from the big, familiar names that are made with purchased fruit. Barnaut has crafted a complex wine from well-situated vineyards. It's medium-bodied, with pronounced flavours of green apple and yeasty bread dough supported by hints of butter and toffee. $44 in Que.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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