Chartogne Taillet "St. Thierry" Extra Brut 2016 (Champagne, France) - [VM 96] [JD 94]
Chartogne Taillet "St. Thierry" Extra Brut 2016 (Champagne, France) - [VM 96] [JD 94]

Chartogne Taillet "St. Thierry" Extra Brut 2016
(Champagne, France) - [VM 96] [JD 94]

Regular price $140.00 Sale price $109.97 Save $30.03

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About the winery:
Chartogne Taillet is located in the village of Merfy, seven kilometers north of Reim. The vineyards of Merfy lie on the southern slopes of the Massif de Saint-Thierry in the Montagne de Reims. These slopes were planted shortly after the arrival of the Romans and monks of the neighboring Abbey of Saint-Thierry expanded the vineyards in the 7th century. By the 9th century, the vines surrounding the abbey represented the single largest concentration of vines in Champagne and the wines from Merfy earned a great reputation and found their way to the Royal table.

Today, Chartogne-Taillet remains the only RM (recoltant-manipulant, or grower) producer in the village and under Alexandre Chartogne’s guidance, the wines of Chartogne-Taillet have become some of the most sought-after Champagnes being produced. Reviewer Antonio Galloni recently said  "Alexandre Chartogne represents the very best of the artisan grower spirit in Champagne." 

Notes from the Winemaker:

Cépage: 90% Chardonnay 10% Pinot Meunier
Village/vyd: Saint Thierry | Les Grands Champs | Sand over Chalk
Malo: Partial
Élevage: Used barriques, and concrete eggs; wild yeasts
Sur latte: 36 months

A blend of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Meunier, this come from the "Les Grands Champs" vineyard in the village of Saint Thierry. Partial malolactic fermentation is allowed, and it is fermented with wild yeast. It is aged in concrete eggs and used barriques.

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2016 Extra Brut Saint-Thierry captures all of the richness and gravitas of Pinot Noir in its ample, expansive frame. There's tremendous weight here. Orchard fruit, graphite, dried flowers and a touch of reduction give this large-scaled Pinot tons of character. Tasting this wine makes me feel like I am in the cellar. Superb! Dosage is 3 grams per liter. Disgored Oct 2021." - Antonio Galloni (Nov 2021)

94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The 2016 Champagne Saint Thierry Extra Brut is more rounded in its nature, with notes of red berries, biscuit, and pressed roses. The palate is dry and balanced with rounded red fruits of mixed berries and darker minerality. Drink over the next 20 years." (Nov 2022)