Barrat Masson

Grain d'argile Extra Brut Pinot Noir Chardonnay

9.14 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Nose has recently washed lemon, briney sea spray, cold limestone gravel, nondescript white flowers, cold salt slab and whole walnuts.

Palate has fresh lemon pith, lemon flesh, limestone paste, salty water and crushed shale. Wonderful bottle, acidity and minerality are just amazing. Give this bottle plenty of air and experience it slightly above cellar temperature for happy times.

A fully different experience in comparison to our prior bottle, so yes you can certainly have off bottles of young Champagne. My experiences with oddly showing Champagne, luckily has been limited, maybe one per year or less on average.

20% Pinot Noir / 80% Chardonnay
20% 2014 Vintage / 80% 2015 Vintage
Disgorged February 2019

Nose has recently washed lemon, briney sea spray, cold limestone gravel, nondescript white flowers, cold salt slab and whole walnuts.

Palate has fresh lemon pith, lemon flesh, limestone paste, salty water and crushed shale. Wonderful bottle, acidity and minerality are just amazing. Give this bottle plenty of air and experience it slightly above cellar temperature for happy times.

A fully different experience in comparison to our prior bottle, so yes you can certainly have off bottles of young Champagne. My experiences with oddly showing Champagne, luckily has been limited, maybe one per year or less on average.

20% Pinot Noir / 80% Chardonnay
20% 2014 Vintage / 80% 2015 Vintage
Disgorged February 2019

May 10th, 2020
Severn Goodwin

Nose has cold citrus peel, Atlantic Ocean breeze, sliced Clementine orange, (light) cut Spring grass and green banana peel.

Palate has green banana peel, almond mouuse, Saccharin-like inner mouth feel but not sweet, lime zest and a medium-heavy limestone/saline finish.

Bubbles disappeared very quickly in the glass, a mild disappointment.

20% Pinot Noir / 80% Chardonnay
20% 2014 Vintage / 80% 2015 Vintage
Disgorged February 2019

Nose has cold citrus peel, Atlantic Ocean breeze, sliced Clementine orange, (light) cut Spring grass and green banana peel.

Palate has green banana peel, almond mouuse, Saccharin-like inner mouth feel but not sweet, lime zest and a medium-heavy limestone/saline finish.

Bubbles disappeared very quickly in the glass, a mild disappointment.

20% Pinot Noir / 80% Chardonnay
20% 2014 Vintage / 80% 2015 Vintage
Disgorged February 2019

Feb 2nd, 2020
Adriana Fabbro

Unusual and intriguing umami / truffle quality and airy texture.

Unusual and intriguing umami / truffle quality and airy texture.

Dec 6th, 2019
Paul Mason

Paul had this 3 years ago

Paul had this 3 years ago

Dec 12th, 2016