2019 Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Estate Brut Cuvee
The famed house of Champagne Tattinger in Reims, France are the principal owners of this estate. Eileen Crane was the founding winemaker of Domaine Carneros. She was chosen in 1987 by owner Claude Taittinger to build the winery and grow the brand. Today, Remi Cohen is CEO and at the helm, guiding this prolific house to future success.
This 2019 Domaine Carneros Estate Brut Cuvee is composed of 60% estate grown Chardonnay and 40% estate grown Pinot Noir. This sparkler has a pale yellow hue with a fine streaming mousse. There are aromas of fresh, crisp apple peel and delicately roasted nuts. While the fruit in this wine reveals the richness of the 2019 vintage, this is a finely chiseled, elegant sparkler with notes of stone fruit and citron etched with minerality. The finish is bright and memorable.
By W Peter Hoyne