Chartogne-Taillet “Cuvée Ste.-Anne” Brut NV
"The latest disgorgement form C-T is just electric: limey and chalky and delicious. This is no yeasty beasty. It is packed with pure, concentrated terroir. A wine that simply couldn't come from any other place on the planet. It is extremely dry and light on its feet but maintains a delicious little fleshiness of fruit in the mid-palate. Around the edges are faint nuances of freshly sliced mushrooms and salinity. Impeccable pearlage. These are micro-small, ultra-elegant type bubbles. And as I said, real Dry. 5.5 grams of sugar per liter, which qualifies not just Brut status, but Extra Brut status. "
--Codey Foster, Wine Director
Wine Spectator 91 - The NV Brut Cuvee Ste.-Anne is, as always, a terrific introduction to Alexandre Chartogne s wines. Equal parts Pinot and Chardonnay, the Ste.-Anne offers lovely textural breadth and nuance. Almonds, honey, mint and dried pears open up nicely in the glass. Think of the Ste.-Anne like a village-level Burgundy from a top grower. Best of all, the Ste.-Anne is a terrific value in fine, artisan Champagne. The current release is equal parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir based on 2012, with 20% each 2011 an 2010 reserve wines. Drink this forward, supple Champagne over the next few years. Dosage is 4 grams/liter.