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Champagne ‘Cuvee Ste.-Anne’, Chartogne-Taillet

The ‘Cuvee Ste.-Anne’ comes from vineyards in Merfy in the Montagne de Reims.

cépage 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay
assemblage 60% 2012, 20% 2011, 20% 2010
info/source From the village of Merfy
malo Yes
élevage Stainless Steel
sur latte 36 Months

Producer:
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Montagne de Reims
Variety:
Blend- Champagne
Color:
White
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

This came roaring back from the 2011 doldrums, and the last couple editions have been the best ever, perhaps a little less assertive than before but also a lot more elegant and complex. For me it stands in the absolute top class among entry-level grower-Champagnes; I mean, who has better NV Brut than this??? Now 60% 2013 and 20% each of ’12 and ’11, it’s 65-35 PN/CH, deg 1/2016, very dry (could be “Extra Brut”); it’s an elegant straight-lined and silky edition of this, as graceful and balanced and tasty as they come. Incisive and classy, chiseled and vaporous, with an aerial solidity. – Terry Theise

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