|Fine Wines International||USD 32.00 $32.00 750ml|
|Castle Wine||USD 41.99 $41.99 750ml|
Chartogne-Taillet Cuvee St. Anne Brut NV
Unusually pronounced red-grape fragrances this time; the wine is usually marked by sauteed apples and butter, but this time it’s all braised beef, shiitakes and honey-mushroom; the palate starts to conform to type, silky and tangy and more apple now; as stylish and reliable as always. It’s a very good intro to farmer-fizz; its flavors are close enough to the mainstream but very few negoçiant Champagnes have this clarity, specificity and articulation. Essentially 50-50 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with the rest Meunier.