Champagne Chartogne-Taillet Sainte-Anne nv
50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier (12.5% alc.)
This is a lovely, delicate style of champagne (22g/l instead of the more typical 24g/l for the secondary fermentation), showing very pure citrus fruits with good energy, a hint of quince, brioche and a saline, mineral flavour. It comes from 35yo vines planted in sandstone, clay and chalk in Merfy. Made 60% from the 2017 vintage and 40% from 2016, it was disgorged in June 2020 with a 5g/l dosage.