A pleasant straw yellow color with tiny greenish hints throughout in the glass. Fine bubbles that are pleasing to the eye. The nose positively explodes with pears and green apples initially. A kick of ginger and herbs. The fruit aromas are taut and hyper focused upon opening. Cherries and lemon rind with a touch of lime. Orchard fruits begin to dominate after some air with some cheese notes coming to play, as well.
In previous vintages, the Les Couarres bottling was 100% Pinot Noir but the 2016 vintage has switched to 60/40 Chardonnay/Pinot Noir. Single vintage, single plot from Merfy with nervy acidity and plenty of zippiness. This is an exceedingly energetic champagne full of tension and character. Disgorged in September of 2020 after three years. Extra Brut low dosage and perfectly terroir driven.
Bruised apples and minerality on the palate. Just the right amount of spice with a slight touch of bread. All the citrus fruits on the tongue with a little red fruit just for good measure. The finish is long and titillating. Everything from Chartogne-Taillet is pure joy but this is definitely near the top.
— 2 years ago
4hr decant. The dormant acidity and fruit woke up simultaneously around 3.5 hour mark to deliver an experience we didn’t want to end. Sokolin bought. Perfect condition. Red fruits and perfume for days. Some wines can’t be described just experienced. Wow! — 2 years ago
#4 of Jura Savoie evening
Lovely aromatics, very Pinot style with red berry fruit and nice undergrowth. A good mineral whiff, too.
On the palate this is feather light but with loads of character. Nice precision with a light yet persistent tannic frame, juicy acidity and light red berry fruit.
Brilliant drinkability though, I admit, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
Love it! — 2 years ago