Their Story: The Chartongnes have been established since1450 in Merfy, near Saint-Thierry, whose monastery vineyard was famous long before the appearance of Champagne. Their vineyards are among the closest to Reims. Philippe Chartongne, his wife, Elisabeth, and their son, Alexandre, have all been involved in the winemaking. Today Alexandre leads the House and you can follow his Blogs.
“Despite the lack of notoriety for their village along the river Vesle… Chartongne offers Champagne of richness, refinement, and great flavor interest at reasonable prices.” Robert Parker
Chartongne-Taillet Champagnes are on the wine list at The French Laundry.
Region: Montagne de Reims
Grape Varieties: 40% Chardonnay, 38% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier
Villages & Soil Type: Merfy(sand, clay with chalk, and limestone)
Champagnes to Discover:
The Vineyard Area: 11.5 hectares (28.8 acres)
Quantity produced annually: 7,500 cases