Bara's tête de cuvée, Comtesse Marie de France tastes like Grand Cru Burgundy with bubbles. Layered, rich, dense and decadent, this is a wine to celebrate with or perhaps just a wine to celebrate. Keeping with the house style, it is full bodied with long lingering toasty and savory notes. The Bara family has been growing vines in the village of Bouzy since 1833. Paul Bara, who passed away in 2015, was the most prominent personality in Bouzy, and a legendary figure in the Montagne de Reims. (He also wrote a very interesting book retracing the story of his 'beloved' village, its people and their wines and culture.) Today, Bara’s daughter, Chantale, is in charge of the 27-acre (11-hectare) estate. The family’s wines are classic examples of Bouzy terroir, demonstrating the ample body and ripe fruitless of pinot noir grown on south-facing slopes. Chantale has served as President of the Club Trésors de Champagne, the exclusive club of Family Estate Champagne producers.