Grower Champagne Focus: Chartogne-Taillet Cuvée Sainte Anne


This is really good. And it’s just £24 at The Wine Society. Stunning value for money.

Champagne Chartogne-Taillet Cuvée Sainte Anne NV France
12% alcohol. 60% 2014 and 40% 2013, disgorged in December 2016. Equal parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Merfy in the Montagne de Reims, with sandy clay soils over chalk. All the wine comes from the village and they are the only grower in this village. Organically farmed (working the soils with horses, and no herbicides or insecticides), wild-ferment and no filtration, 6 g/l dosage. Lovely depth and complexity with a lovely savoury density to the palate. There’s a mineral quality, with fine citrus fruit and a hint of apple. It’s really complex and citrussy with hints of earth and mushroom in the background. The saline detail is really appealing. Everything here works together in harmony. 93/100

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