Chartogne-Taillet


Chartogne-Taillet Beaux Sens '11 |Blanc de Noirs |2011

Chartogne-Taillet

Chartogne-Taillet Beaux Sens '11

Blanc de Noirs 2011

$155.00

- Focuses in single vineyard expressions of champagne from Merfy 

- Talented Grower - Alexandre Chartogne based in the North of Champagne

- Pair with Wild mushroom risotto

The lieu-dit of Beaux Sens lies next to Les Barres, and Chartogne’s meunier vines here are also ungrafted, making for an intriguing comparison.

The chalky bedrock lies just one meter down, as opposed to the roughly three meters of sandy topsoils in Les Barres, and this results in a brighter, more floral wine.

In this tasting, at least, it appears less influenced by 2011 than Les Barres does, its high-toned fruit free of any vegetal notes, and it finishes with delicate, fragrant length, underlined by salty minerality. Peter Liem

Generations of the Chartogne-Taillet family tender to the vines and ultimately turned their winemaking skills to the famous sparkling wine of the region.

Established in Merfy in 1683, Chartogne-Taillet’s vineyards are located North of the Montagne de Reims, 8 kilometres from Reims, on the southern tip of the Massif de Saint-Thierry. At the heart of the Chartogne-Taillet philosophy is the search for the individual identity of their soils, allowing the wines to reveal an authentic and representative character unique to the village.

After a ‘stage’ with Anselme Selosse, grower Alexandre Chartogne has been running his family's estate since 2006.

Wild mushroom risotto with herbs, parmesan and olive oil

About the House

Generations of the Chartogne-Taillet family tender to the vines and ultimately turned their winemaking skills to the famous sparkling wine of the region.

Established in Merfy in 1683, Chartogne-Taillet’s vineyards are located North of the Montagne de Reims, 8 kilometres from Reims, on the southern tip of the Massif de Saint-Thierry. At the heart of the Chartogne-Taillet philosophy is the search for the individual identity of their soils, allowing the wines to reveal an authentic and representative character unique to the village.

After a ‘stage’ with Anselme Selosse, grower Alexandre Chartogne has been running his family's estate since 2006.

Food Suggestion

Wild mushroom risotto with herbs, parmesan and olive oil

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Meunier Dominant

Winemaking


Extra Brut

Earth


Mineral