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Chartogne Taillet Les Couarres Extra Brut 2016

Chartogne Taillet Les Couarres Extra Brut 2016

60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir. Alexandre Chartogne a bonafide superstar in Champagne. He’s a singular winemaker, producing some of the most exciting wines in the region. Alexandre is always exploring, thinking, and dreaming about what’s possible, connecting his philosophy to farming and winemaking. Anyone who has listened to Alexandre can feel the sense of exploration and curiosity he brings to his work. After assuming control of his family's winery in 2007, he implemented the goal to respect the soil populations as much as he can. His work is followed by Claude and Lydia Bourguignon, the two foremost experts on soil microbiology, as he does not use chemicals, herbicides, insecticides while plowing half of his vineyards with his horses. Most of the work is made by hand as Alexandre believes that the transmission of terroir comes only through careful work in the vineyard. This single-vineyard wine comes from grapes that all sit on tuffeau. It is a complex and articulated wine filled with delicate characteristics of wildflowers and dried fruit. Alexandre continues to craft thought-provoking wines that are a Champagne geek's dream.

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$110.00
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SKU: 1387184100000750
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Champagne Blend
Robert Parker
95
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"Disgorged in September 2020 and derived from the 2016 vintage, the newly released NV Extra-Brut Couarres is a blend of 60% Chardonnay with a balance Pinot Noir. Evoking notions of peach, pear, white flowers, almond paste and spices, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and gourmand, with a deep core of concentrated fruit, tangy acids and a pinpoint mousse. It's an appealingly gastronomic Champagne that will be hard to resist out of the gates." - William Kelley
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