The first vintage of the all Pinot Noir 'Couarres Château' was in 2010. The vines were planted in 1987 in a vineyard where there’s a rare occurrence of tuffeau, a limestone soil that’s more common in the Loire.
Like all Chartogne-Taillet’s single vineyards, Couarres Château is deep, painstakingly precise and incisively mineral. 2012 is a powerful, concentrated, and high acid vintage in Champagne and the 2012 Couarres Château captures all of these signatures really well. However, what really stands out is the wine’s soaring and perfumed red fruits, gripping, savory minerality and remarkable precision.
- Joe Salamone, Wine Buyer, Crush Wine & Spirits