This is a lovely, stylish champagne. Soft and not overly dry or acidic, its fruit is fresh and appealing, full of apples and lemons. Notes of biscuits and freshly baked brioche adds complexity and class to an elegantly balanced palate.
Situated just 5 kilometers from Epernay, Dom Perignon's grave is just meters away from the main house. Originally farmers, Gervais Gobillard and his parents decided to become an independent Champagne House in 1933. This was a period when only the Grand Marque Champagne Houses enjoyed success, with the small independents struggling and, in the main, reverting back to farming to make a living. It was only with hard toil, persistence and the crafting of great champagnes that this family business survived and is today a thriving, still family-run, affair.
With numerous awards and gold medals for Gobillard's champagnes, Baron de Marck is a well-kept secret and is not widely available. With almost exactly the same blend as their flagship champagne (Gobillard Brut Tradition) Baron de Marck is almost identical, though is a fraction of the price. The blend is very typical of top champagnes being a third each of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir
This is a champagne characterised by its purity of fruit and hint of brioche complexity which makes it a classic drink on its own for aperitifs, with canapés, or with light fish dishes.