The familiy Maison Chartogne is located in the heart of the village of Merfy, it is runed from a generation to another since 1870, and is transfered in 2006 to Alexandre Chartogne. The vineyard is composed of 11 hectares. In using craft methods and a vinification process which is very close to biodynamy, Alexandre Chartogne evolves the style of its champagnes towards a plot selection. The production is voluntary limited, in order to ensure a regular quality from a year to another, with wines elaborated from selected cuvées, and a minimum of 3 years of rasing in cellar. Don't wait and discover this champagne producer whose work has been rewarded with a star by the Guide des Meilleurs vins de France !
Cuvée Chemin de Reims 2012 from Maison Chartogne-Taillet is a Blanc de Blancs champagne which is mainly elaborated from Chardonnay.
Cuvée Chemin de Reims (from the 2013 harvest) from Maison Chartogne-Taillet is a Blanc de Blancs champagne which is mainly elaborated from Chardonnay.
The 11 hectares vineyard is plowed with horses. It is planted with Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and some Arbanne. Every year, the only vinified cuvées (first press) are « Cuvées Saint Anne », in tribute of the saint who protects the village of Merfy.This terroir offers wines with a lot of character, this is why champagnes from Maison Chartogne-Taillet are only sourced from vine of Merfy.
The family archives confirm that the winery tradition of the family finds its roots from the Romans ! Indeed, the Taillet family elaborates wine in Merfy since many generations. Fiacre Taillet started in the wine business since 1548, under the reign of François the 1st.
The Taillet family left some historic writings with rare and precious testimonials regarding their life as winemakers, the economic and political environment of the first half of the 18th century. Records of geological analyzes, meteorological and meticulous descriptions of each harvest progress and winemaking are available.In 1870, Oscar Chartogne bought to Merfy his first vine for his grand-daughter. Marie Chartogne married Etienne Taillet in 1920, assiciating thus both names : Chartogne and Taillet.
Today, the vineyard and the winemaking management belongs exclusively to the family.They work toward a plot selection, in order to highlight each of them and according to the nature of the soil. Each soil has its own characteritics which are transmitted to the grape, this is precisely what Alexandre Chartogne is looking for.
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