Champagne Saint-Chamant was established in 1930 by Pierre and Hélène Coquillette. Their son, Christian, took over the estate in 1950 and led the production for an impressive 70 years. After Christian passed away in 2020, his son Stéphane succeeded him as the third generation, committed to carrying on the long traditions that have been established here.
Located in Épernay, the house's unsigned, unassuming exterior in no way hints at its labyrinthine cellar, built in the early 19th century, which is a mile long — and lined with hundreds of thousands of carefully aging Champagne bottles. Saint-Charmant specializes primarily in Blanc de Blancs with more than 28 acres of Chardonnay vineyards in the Chouilly Grand Cru. The house also crafts a limited amount of rosé made with a small percentage of Pinot Meunier grown on a ½-hectare plot in Épernay. Stéphane is a firm believer in extended lees aging, and he disgorges only once the wines have been ordered.
All Saint Chamant Champagnes are of a distinctive style and sophisticated quality, reflecting the elegance and refinement that is the estate hallmark. They display a heady, old-time richness and vinosity with extremely fine bubbles.
All grapes are hand-harvested. Average élevage time is for nine months, in stainless steel and enamel tanks. Dosage approximately five grams per liter.
A harmonious and fresh sparkling rosé, with creamy mousse and finely honed acidity mingling amidst a brilliant pink backdrop. Beautiful white peach and raspberry fruit are underscored by dried herbs, toast and nuts, lending into a beautifully knit yet complex finish.
"Steeped peach and white raspberry fruit is accented by candied pink grapefruit peel hints, savory notes of salted almond and a delicate thread of dried thyme in this intriguing rosé. Harmonious and fresh, honed by well-knit acidity and offering a fine, raw silk–like mousse. The flavor range plays on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2024." - 93 points, Wine Spectator
Varietal: Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
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