Vineyard: Chartogne – Taillet
Producer: Chartogne – Taillet
Grape: Chardonnay & Pinot Noir
Perfectly buttery, reminiscent of golden raspberries ripe for the picking. To me the late summer afternoon haze on a meadow. Tiny bubbles rise lively to surface.
So very delicate, fresh floral notes five way to deeper more complex baked fruits and biroche.
Granny smith apples are my initial aroma, kiwi fruits and limes dance around with little florals that stretched long into the finish. A perfect balance between the chardonnay that provides the crispness and the pinot noir that rounds off the palate beautifully. It’s as if the characteristics of each grape alternate in revealing the qualities and flavours. They play off, and play up each other perfectly. The absence of the pinot meunier allows the chardonnay and pinot noir to shine. Strawberries linger in the finish.
Perfectly paired with the pan seared salmon we had for dinner. I think it would be equally harmonious with a fruit tart. We tried it with fresh strawberries, the really brought out the darker fruits and the sweetness in the champagne, and vice versa.
Such a delight.