Winemaker Notes: "This extraordinary bottling developed by Paul Bara is aged on its yeast lees for 9 years before release. It’s made from 100% Pinot Noir grown in parcels believed by some to be the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Champagne region. The brand, "Comtesse Marie de France," was created by Paul Bara on behalf of a French restaurateur. Today, the restaurant is closed, but the brand is technically still theirs. Because of this, Champagne Paul Bara is required to add MA “Marque d'Acheteur” to their label as opposed to RM (Récoltant Manipulant). In this case, MA is not in conflict with RM as this cuvée is made with estate fruit and by Champagne Paul Bara."