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Champagne Chartogne-Taillet Sainte Anne Bruttext

Champagne Chartogne-Taillet Sainte Anne Brut NV

Montagne de Reims, Champagne, FranceCuvée Sainte Anne Brut is sourced from the village of Merfy in the Montagne de Reims, with vineyards on the southern slopes of the Massif de Saint-Thierry (initially planted in the 7th century). It is the only grower of champagne from the village, and the family has wine-growing roots back to 1485; the remaining vineyards in Merfy are claimed by co-ops or go to larger houses. Based on the 2020 vintage, with 20% reserve wines, this bottle was 50% chardonnay, 40% noir, 10% meunier, organically farmed, and native fermented in older wood before heading to bottle, and finished with a dosage of 4 g/L in October 2022. Ripe and doughy, with cushy red fruit, ample dried apple, and brioche across a red licorice-laced palate, framed by an oxidative bent. True to house style and very consistent. If you like more toasted, oxidative, richer wines, here you go. If you prefer fresher and more precise champagnes, do look elsewhere.Tasted: 27 April 2023Tasted by: Prices:
Producer: Champagne Chartogne-TailletBlend: Pinot Noir - ChardonnayUPC: 747736128355