Chartogne-Taillet "Sainte Anne" Brut Champagne

SKU #1002049 92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The NV (2019) Brut Cuvée Ste.-Anne is fabulous. Rich, ample and layered, the Brut Cuvée Ste.-Anne hits all the right notes. I especially admire its vinous intensity and overall resonance. Dried pear, flowers mint, white pepper and lemon confit are some of the many notes that grace this exquisite Champagne from Alexandre Chartogne. It's great to see this bottling - one of my perennial favorites - bounce back from a lackluster showing last year. Best of all, Cuvée Ste.-Anne remains an exceptional value in the world of fine grower Champagne. (AG) Inner quote mark (5/2023)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A distinctive Champagne, high-toned and floral with its cherry blossom and spice aromatics accenting the steeped raspberry, orange peel and salted almond flavors. Finely textured, like raw silk on the palate, this is bright and mouthwatering on the lingering finish. Disgorged January 2021. (AN) Inner quote mark (10/2021)

91 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark Alexandre Chartogne’s new release of Cuvée Sainte Anne is from the base year of 2019, with a small percentage of the blend composed from reserve wines. The cépages is forty-five percent chardonnay and pinot noir and ten percent pinot meunier. The vins clairs go through full malo and eighty are raised in casks, with bottling for secondary fermentation taking place in June of 2020. It was disgorged in December of 2021 and finished with a dosage of five grams per liter. The wine delivers a lovely aromatic constellation of apple, white peach, brioche, a lovely base of soil, orange blossoms, white lilies and a gentle touch of buttery oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, brisk and focused, with a lovely core of fruit, fine complexity and bounce, refined mousse and a long, complex finish. This has a bit more depth and length than the last couple of iterations of the Sainte Anne that I have tasted and is an excellent bottle of non-vintage Brut! Inner quote mark (7/2022)

91 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Based on the 2018 vintage and disgorged in March 2021 with five grams per liter dosage, Chartogne's newly released NV Brut Sainte Anne reveals inviting aromas of pear, white peach, fresh bread and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and charming, it's seamless and enveloping, with a generous core of fruit, lively acids and a pillowy mousse. It's a lovely wine that wears its heart on its sleeve. (WK) Inner quote mark (1/2022)

Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The NV Champagne Cuvée Ste-Anne Brut is equal parts Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Meunier, with 80% from the 2019. The nose is lifted with some slightly volatile aromas that do seem to blow off with time in the glass and give way to notes of passionfruit, grapefruit, and fragrant smoke. It has a lovely texture, with a fine, rounded mousse that finishes with a light savory touch. I think this will benefit from a few more months in bottle before drinking over the next several years. (AG) Inner quote mark (11/2022)

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By: Giovanni Bueno | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/21/2021 | Send Email
You aren’t going to find many centuries-old-families that plow their ancestral fields by horse in Champagne; the Chartogne-Taillet family respects the ancient terroir of Merfy (7 km north of Reims) as religiously as the Benedictine monks did back in the 7th century when the old lieu dits were first sanctified into history. The Sainte Anne bottling captures all of the nuances and variety in the different vineyards that winemaker Alexandre Chartogne obsesses over. When you pour it into a glass, the bubbles burst forth in a flurry of metallic almond colored clouds. Notes of bruised orchard fruit and gentle macadamia nut leap out of the glass. The beautiful velvety mousse comes at you with bright raspberry and ripe strawberry and a clean and juicy finish. For balance and complexity, Alexandre mixes in some reserve wine to give this wine the round smooth taste that you can talk about for days and days. Who better to celebrate these days than a winemaker in Champagne that lives and breathes terroir.

By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/27/2020 | Send Email
50% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier from Merfy on the Montagne de Reims. Wonderful fruit-forward nose of gala apples and bing cherries with intermingling toastiness and minerals. The rich flavors are perfectly integrated and buoyed effortlessly by a creamy acidity and a crisp, fine bead.

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