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2008 Chartogne-Taillet Brut

Disgorged 07/2015

ITEM 8313264 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $135
Item Sold Amount Date
I8326122 3 $130 Jul 17, 2022
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RATINGS

94Vinous / IWC

...bristles with energy, tension and class...flavors and textures are so beautifully nuanced here, while the interplay of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay results in wonderfully complete, textured Champagne that offers considerable appeal... What a gorgeous wine this is.

91The Wine Advocate

...strikingly evoke clam and oyster liquors, both on a maritime nose and a silken, mouthwatering palate.

17Jancis Robinson

Quite a rich nose. Then delightfully savoury and firm.

REGION

France, Champagne

Champagne is a small, beautiful wine growing region northeast of Paris whose famous name is misused a million times a day. As wine enthusiasts and all French people are well aware, only sparkling wines produced in Champagne from grapes grown in Champagne can be called Champagne. Sparkling wines produced anywhere else, including in other parts of France, must be called something besides Champagne. Champagne producers are justifiably protective of their wines and the prestige associated with true Champagne. Though the region was growing grapes and making wines in ancient times, it began specializing in sparkling wine in the 17th century, when a Benedictine monk named Dom Pierre Pérignon formulated a set guidelines to improve the quality of the local sparkling wines. Despite legends to the contrary, Dom Pérignon did not “invent” sparkling wine, but his rules about aggressive pruning, small yields and multiple pressings of the grapes were widely adopted, and by the 18th and 19th centuries Champagne had become the wine of choice in fashionable courts and palaces throughout Europe. Today there are 75,000 acres of vineyards in Champagne growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne’s official appellation system classifies villages as Grand Cru or Premier Cru, though there are also many excellent Champagnes that simply carry the regional appellation. Along with well-known international Champagne houses there are numerous so-called “producer Champagnes,” meaning wines made by families who, usually for several or more generations, have worked their own vineyards and produced Champagne only from their own grapes.