Champagne Rarity:
Chartogne-Taillet Couarres Château Extra-Brut (2012)

Posted by Joe Salamone

Chartogne-Taillet is making some of the most exciting wines in Champagne.

Alexandre Chartogne returned to his family's domaine after working with visionary and cult Champagne producer Anselme Selosse. Since his return, the wines have been elevated to another elite level. He's one of the most thoughtful and ambitious growers we know. And it shows in the wines.

Chartogne-Taillet's line-up reaches its pinnacle in the exactingly rendered single vineyard bottlings.

The first vintage of the all Pinot Noir Couarres Château was in 2010. The vines were planted in 1987 in a vineyard where there's a rare occurrence of tuffeau, a limestone soil that's more common in the Loire.

Like all Chartogne-Taillet’s single vineyards, Couarres Château is deep, painstakingly precise and incisively mineral. 2012 is a powerful, concentrated, and high acid vintage in Champagne and the 2012 Couarres Château captures all of these signatures really well. However, what really stands out is the wine's soaring and perfumed red fruits, gripping, savory minerality and remarkable precision.

Chartogne-Taillet is one of Champagne's hottest producers and it's very rare that we get to offer any of their single vineyards. Allocations are typically a case. We have an extremely limited amount available. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

To order, please email us at to this email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

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