Cuvée Sainte Anne is a spectacular introduction to both the region’s diverse terroir and the precise wines of Champagne Chartogne-Taillet—bright and zesty, yet opulent and profound with poignant salinity.
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Named in honour of the patron saint of Merfy (the village in the Montagne de Reims where the House is headquartered), Cuvée Sainte Anne is assembled from several unique and diverse plots planted between 1970 and 2009 in Merfy and Saint-Thierry.
The current release is based on the 2018 harvest—comprising 50% Chardonnay with the remainder being mostly Pinot noir and Meunier—blended with 50% of reserve wines. Fruit is harvested from vines rooted in sand, clay and chalk terroirs—including the parcels of Les Beaux Sens, Les Grands Champs, Les Fontaines and Les Brets—which ultimately contribute to the wine’s distinct vibrancy, opulence and crystalline finesse. Each parcel is vinified separately in various types of vessels to provide different reflections of the village’s identity that, when blended together, become fully representative of its provenance and soulfulness.
Bottled in July 2019 and disgorged in February 2021, the dosage is set at 5–6 g/L.
A deliciously heady perfume envelops the senses, reminiscent of a light, crispy biscuit filled with rich lemon cream and sprinkled with salt flakes. On the palate: seductive, weighted flavours of dried pear and a tingle of spice are brightened—lifted—with brisk, lively splashes of citrus and stone fruit. A zesty finish follows, lingering long with fine-grained, refreshing minerality.
Best enjoyed from the Lehmann F. Sommier, Hadrien 45 machine-made glass.
A tray bake of chicken, fennel, potatoes and cherry tomatoes or a bright, bold and briny bowl of traditional spaghetti alla puttanesca.