Chartogne-Taillet

Les Couarres Extra Brut Champagne

9.227 ratings
9.212 pro ratings
Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Christine Havens

A student of Anselme Selosse—his sensibilities show in young Alexander Chartogne's exquisite cuvées. The Les Barres Extra Brut 2010 is alive with olfactive charm. Lemon curd, trinity cream, honeyed bread, mint and marzipan, all of which is underpinned by an earthy-minerally undercurrent that dominates the nose and palate of this handsome 100% old-vine Munier. Texturally, the body is dense and creamy complemented by a find bead and tensile acid spine. It's gorgeous. Sample

A student of Anselme Selosse—his sensibilities show in young Alexander Chartogne's exquisite cuvées. The Les Barres Extra Brut 2010 is alive with olfactive charm. Lemon curd, trinity cream, honeyed bread, mint and marzipan, all of which is underpinned by an earthy-minerally undercurrent that dominates the nose and palate of this handsome 100% old-vine Munier. Texturally, the body is dense and creamy complemented by a find bead and tensile acid spine. It's gorgeous. Sample

Oct 24th, 2016
Elisa Scavino

Buono!!!!!!

Buono!!!!!!

Sep 2nd, 2016
Gae Saccoccio - NdC

The Maison shows in my immodest opinion a too-dosè liqueur style.. many labels, this is my favorite one!

The Maison shows in my immodest opinion a too-dosè liqueur style.. many labels, this is my favorite one!

Aug 10th, 2015
Zack Hall

Yep

Yep

Sep 24th, 2020
Stephen Digaetano

Not fully my style...

Not fully my style...

May 10th, 2020
Luke Stanko

Underripe strawberry, raspberry, mineral. Complex and bright. Persistent finish.

Underripe strawberry, raspberry, mineral. Complex and bright. Persistent finish.

Jun 24th, 2018
Jean-Philip Journeault

2012

Jun 23rd, 2018
Raj Harb

Full of energy and vibrancy. Edges are still a bit hard. Red berry fruit. 100% pn, dis. Jun 2017.

Full of energy and vibrancy. Edges are still a bit hard. Red berry fruit. 100% pn, dis. Jun 2017.

Apr 22nd, 2018
Katerina

Skvele, stavnate. Region: Montagne de Reims
Cru sites in Merfy, Chenay and Saint Thierry
Total vineyard holdings: 11.68 hectares
Annual production: 6,700 cases
Vines: 50% pinot noir, 40% chardonnay, 10% pinot meunier

Chartogne-Taillet (MERFY)

The vineyards of Merfy, seven kilometers north of Reims, 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.
With Chartogne-Taillet one appreciates the significance of terroir. Theirs is an example of just how wonderful wines can be simply because of how talented and conscientious they are. Their land, while good (Merfy is “84%” on the Echelle de Crus) is not aristocratic, and I’m certain if we could transplant them to, say, Aÿ or Mesnil they’d promptly take their place among the elite.

Chartogne-Taillet is based in Merfy, where the majority of the estate’s holdings are, and remains the only RM producer in the village. The soil in Merfy is clay, sand and sandstone over chalk, forcing the roots of the vines to “live in two environments” as Alexandre Chartogne puts it. Alexandre, now in charge of the cellars at Chartogne-Taillet, worked with Anselm Selosse in Avize and applies Selosse’s ideas in the cellars and vineyards in Merfy. Alexandre vinifies each parcel individually some in stainless steel and a growing number in neutral barrique.

The family’s holdings in Merfy include the Chemin de Reims vineyard, a site mentioned in viticultural writings from the ninth century. Today, chardonnay from the Chemin de Reims vineyard is used in Chartogne-Taillet’s tete du cuvee, Cuvee Fiacre. This cuvee is named for Fiacre Taillet, born in the beginning of the 18th century, who kept records of wine making almost three hundred years ago. This tradition is carried on by Alexandre Chartogne today

Skvele, stavnate. Region: Montagne de Reims
Cru sites in Merfy, Chenay and Saint Thierry
Total vineyard holdings: 11.68 hectares
Annual production: 6,700 cases
Vines: 50% pinot noir, 40% chardonnay, 10% pinot meunier

Chartogne-Taillet (MERFY)

The vineyards of Merfy, seven kilometers north of Reims, 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.
With Chartogne-Taillet one appreciates the significance of terroir. Theirs is an example of just how wonderful wines can be simply because of how talented and conscientious they are. Their land, while good (Merfy is “84%” on the Echelle de Crus) is not aristocratic, and I’m certain if we could transplant them to, say, Aÿ or Mesnil they’d promptly take their place among the elite.

Chartogne-Taillet is based in Merfy, where the majority of the estate’s holdings are, and remains the only RM producer in the village. The soil in Merfy is clay, sand and sandstone over chalk, forcing the roots of the vines to “live in two environments” as Alexandre Chartogne puts it. Alexandre, now in charge of the cellars at Chartogne-Taillet, worked with Anselm Selosse in Avize and applies Selosse’s ideas in the cellars and vineyards in Merfy. Alexandre vinifies each parcel individually some in stainless steel and a growing number in neutral barrique.

The family’s holdings in Merfy include the Chemin de Reims vineyard, a site mentioned in viticultural writings from the ninth century. Today, chardonnay from the Chemin de Reims vineyard is used in Chartogne-Taillet’s tete du cuvee, Cuvee Fiacre. This cuvee is named for Fiacre Taillet, born in the beginning of the 18th century, who kept records of wine making almost three hundred years ago. This tradition is carried on by Alexandre Chartogne today

Dec 28th, 2017
Marcio Morelli

This is truly something.
100% PN
Dosage: 4gr/l
MenB 07/2011
2200 btls
12%

This is truly something.
100% PN
Dosage: 4gr/l
MenB 07/2011
2200 btls
12%

May 7th, 2017