Chartogne Taillet Brut Champagne "Cuvee Sainte Anne" NV (Champagne, France) - [JS 93] [WS 92] [VM 92] [RP 90]

Chartogne Taillet Brut Champagne "Cuvee Sainte Anne" NV
(Champagne, France) - [JS 93] [WS 92] [VM 92] [RP 90]


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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:
Made from 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, and 10% Meunier, the NV Brut Cuvée Ste.-Anne is an absolutely stunning Champagne for its complexity, value and soulfulness. Robert Parker has called it one of "favorite "intro-level" Champagnes" while Antonio Galloni has said "Cuvée Sainte Anne is one of the very best Champagnes in its category."

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - James Suckling:
"Even parts of chardonnay and pinot noir naturally fermented in a combination of stainless steel and wood, this has a beautifully pure and fresh nose with almonds, brioche, lemon, chalky stony aromas, light rose, vanilla and strawberry. Beautifully nuanced and detailed palate with a super fine thread of acidity that fuses perfectly ripe fruit that is coated in a sheen of very smooth polished tannins. Delicate, seamless and long, crisp apple finish. Drink now." (4 Oct, 2017)

92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Enticing aromas of spice and graphite draw you into the glass of this finely knit Champagne, winding like a fragrant thread through flavors of ripe and tangy yellow plum and black raspberry fruit, Marcona almond and salty mineral. Mouthwatering, with a satiny mousse and lasting finish. Disgorged December 2019. Drink now through 2025." - AN (Dec 2020)

92 Points - Vinous Media:
"The NV Brut Cuvée Ste.-Anne is one of the best Champagnes readers will find in its price range, or any price range, for that matter. Bright and beautifully focused, the Ste.-Anne has so much to offer. The purity of the flavors is just remarkable. If anything, it needs more time on the cork to soften, as it is quite reticent at this stage. This release is based on 2017, with reserve wines from 2016 and 2015. The blend is 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 20% Meunier, with the Chardonnay very much in evidence at this stage. Dosage is 5.15 grams/liter. Disgorged: February, 2020." - Antonio Galloni (Nov 2020)

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The latest release of Chartogne's NV Brut Sainte Anne is based on the 2017 vintage, complemented by 40% reserve wines. Disgorged in September 2020 with five grams per liter dosage, it opens in the glass with aromas of crisp yellow orchard fruit, white flowers and fresh pastry. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, it's elegantly textural, bright and precise, with a seamless, harmonious profile." - William Kelley (Mar 2021)