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Champagne Rose, Chartogne-Taillet

The rose is made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown in Merfy in the Montagne de Reims.

cépage 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir
assemblage all 2010; 10% of the base is red wine from the Orizeaux vinyard
info/source Merfy
malo Yes
élevage 10 months stainless steel
sur latte 36 months

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

Tasting Notes

All 2012. 60-40 CH/PN. Delicate, refined “sweet” aroma (though the wine is extra-brut dry—that’s ’12 for you), fruit-forward but also anchored, solid, by no means a parfait of fruit-froth; it splits the difference between grip and attractiveness, and an esoteric floweriness arrives at the end. Deg 12/2015. – Terry Theise

POS Resources

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
91
Date:
2016-06-30
Review:
Chartogne-Taillet’s NV Brut Rose exhibits chalkiness as well as the strikingly sweet, nutty, saline savor of oyster liquor memorably found in their (far from) “basic” Ste. Anne cuvee, whose varietal make-up is identical. (But this rose originates entirely with 2010.) These are allied to fresh tomato and red currant, leading to a finish of mouthwatering and cheek-pinching appeal. Relatively spare and bracing, I imagine this will develop a lovely patina over the next couple of years, though naturally for some culinary purposes it will be best enjoyed now.

Spectator

Score:
92
Date:
2016-09-14
Review:
A crowd-pleasing rosé, this offers finely tuned, mouthwatering acidity paired with fruit-forward flavors of candied cherry and black currant, macerated plum, pastry dough and spiced nut. Displays lovely texture and a lingering finish. Drink now through 2020. 185 cases imported. –AN

Tanzer

Score:
92
Date:
2013-12-20
Review:
(60% pinot noir and 40% chardonnay; disgorged in January, 2013 after two years on its lees): Pale orange. Energetic, tightly focused strawberry, raspberry and floral aromas are complemented by Asian spices and smoky minerals. Shows deeper cherry and black raspberry on the palate, along with gentle anise and floral nuances. Finishes with excellent clarity and length and a snap of bitter berry skin. In a racy, precise style that will pair well with lighter foods or give pleasure on its own.

Burghound

Score:
92
Review:
(60% pinot noir, 40% chardonnay, all ’05 fruit; disgorged January, 2008). A subtly fruity yet
complex and elegant nose that is notably sophisticated leads to moderately effervescent flavors that possess good detail on
the rounded, delicious and seductive finish that is particularly savory, intense and wonderfully long. Few Champagnes have a
sappy character to the finish but this one does and it is wonderfully balanced. I would personally drink this now but there’s no
rush. 92/now+