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Chartogne Taillet Sainte Anne Brut Champagne

  • Chartogne Taillet Sainte Anne Brut Champagne

Chartogne Taillet Sainte Anne Brut Champagne

  • $49.99


Chartogne Taillet Sainte Anne Brut Champagne

  • $49.99


Chartogne Taillet Sainte Anne Brut Champagne

Grower Champagne A blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier from the villages of Merfy and Saint Thierry. Sixty percent of this comes from the 2017 vintage and the remainder is aged in underground concrete and comes from 2016 and 2015. After primary fermentation in a mix of used oak and stainless steel, the cuvee was aged on its lees for 24 months before being disgorged in December 2019 with a dosage of 5.15 grams per liter. The nose shows elements of oak spice, hazelnut, brioche, donut peach, apple butter, and clay minerality. The palate is moderate in weight with good acidity and a flavor set of peach, citrus, brioche toast with apple butter, and just there hazelnut. D&M Tasting Notes

The NV Brut Cuvée Ste.-Anne is one of the best Champagnes readers will find in its price range, or any price range, for that matter. Bright and beautifully focused, the Ste.-Anne has so much to offer. The purity of the flavors is just remarkable. If anything, it needs more time on the cork to soften, as it is quite reticent at this stage. This release is based on 2017, with reserve wines from 2016 and 2015. The blend is 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 20% Meunier, with the Chardonnay very much in evidence at this stage. Dosage is 5.15 grams/liter. Disgorged: February, 2020.   92 Points  Antonio Galloni, Vinous November 2020.

Alexandre Chartogne of Chartogne-Taillet is at the helm of an estate that stretches back to the late 1600s. We have followed what Alexandre has done over the last decade to both honor the past while also crafting wines that are refreshingly modern. Alexandre comes from a winemaking family, but he on a regular basis calls his time with Anselme Selosse the most formative in how he makes wine. In fact Alexandre calls Anselme his “wine father.” During his time working under Selosse, Alexandre embarked on a program of what he calls, “digging holes,” first in Avize to understand the soils there, and then later on in his home village of Merfy. This focus on soil and place has led him to farming with a focus on the soil underfoot from not just the composition (sand, chalk, tuffeau, sandstone, Cuis sand, and clay), but also the microorganisms that reside there. There are no certifications at the estate here, but there is a distinct focus on the health of the soil, plants, and ultimately: the harvest. In the cellar, the fermentations occur using native yeasts while the second fermentation uses yeasts that have been selected from the vineyards (no commercial yeasts here.) In the early years after taking over from his parents fully in 2007, Alexandre played around with a variety of vessels from his parent’s preferred stainless steel to esoteric amphora and concrete eggs. Those early esoteric vessels have largely been cast to the side and most of the wines are fermented in used oak and some stainless steel.  Michael Kennel D&M Wine Buyer


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