Coquillette "Carte d' Or," Brut
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Half-Bottle of Coquillette "Carte d' Or," Brut - NV

Item # 27761 375mL
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Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

Tasting Notes

A racy, fine Champagne, light on its feet and balanced with delicate effervescence. Generous yellow plums and apples open on an inviting palate, this exquisite sparkler is easily drunk on its own and all throughout a meal, especially of poached white fish, fennel and herbs. A blend of Grand Crus and Premier Cru, 2/3 Pinot Noir from Aÿ and Marseuil and 1/3 Chardonnay Chouilly and Cuis.

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Staff Pick Notes

If you’re looking for a wonderful Champagne that’s a step up in weight from the apéritif-like styles of many bubblies, yet without the overt yeasty notes of classic fuller styles, this is your wine. Perfect for a cocktail party or a rich holiday meal, the Coquillette Carte d’Or is a blend of 2/3 Pinot Noir and 1/3 Chardonnay, with the fuller Pinot characteristics obviously winning through. Fruit-cake spices and flowers rise from the glass, inviting you to take the time to really savor this Champagne. As voluptuous as it is, the wine's graceful, pleasant baked apple, citrus, and red fruit flavors fall lightly on the palate thanks to the fine bead and balanced acidity. A faint bitterness resembling cherry pits rounds out the experience. All in all a surprising value and a must-drink alternative to similarly priced “big house” brands.

- RG

About the Producer

Champagne Saint-Charmant Christian Coquillette Épernay, Champagne, France and Stéphane Coquillette Chouilly, Champagne, France Champagne Coquillette is situated in Chouilly, a village classified as Grand Cru in the Côte des Blancs. Stéphane Coquillette is a fourth generation winemaker in Champagne. His grandparents (Pierre and Héléne Coquillette) established the marque Champagne Saint-Chamant...

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