Chartogne-Taillet N.V. "Les Couarres" Extra Brut Champagne
Alexandre Chartogne is adamant that it is soil that matters far more than variety, so for him I will tell you that Les Couarres is a single parcel that was planted in 1982. For those that are variety curious I can tell you, this is 100% Pinot Noir that is raised with organic practiced farming (not certified) and is aged partially in used oak and concrete eggs. This wine is aromatically thrilling. Literally gave me chills. Dense florals and exotic fruits with just a little doughy thing as well. I wrote in my notes, “Electric Blanket” as it was as electrifying in the nose as it was soothing or comforting on the palate. Heart-stopper.