Chartogne-Taillet


Chartogne-Taillet 'Couarres Château' '12|Blanc de Noirs|2012

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Extra Brut

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Merfy

Merfy

What to expect


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 

$139.99

Club Price $132.05 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Extra Brut

Earth

Earth


Mineral

What to expect


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 

About the House

About the House


Food Suggestion

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.

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