André Tixier et Fils: Carte Perle Organic Brut Champagne
Premier Cru Tasting Notes & Story:
A champagne that puts the lesser known grape of Champagne, Pinot Meunier, in premier position.
Champagne growers that hail from the chalky soils and pastoral hills of Chigny-les-Roses (south of Reims but North facing) are expected to produce smiles and head nods using the standard trio of Chardonnay (melody), Pinot Noir (harmony), and the workhorse Pinot Meunier (strut bass). That’s because their parcels are designated Premier Cru by Champagne's bubble authorities.
What’s toe-tapping from the lyrical 4th generation Owner-Grower, Julien TIXIER, is the spotlight he gives to Pinot Meunier, followed by equal amounts of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The result is a unique symphony of smooth sounds and round flavors like fresh peaches, plump apricots, hints of jasmine and rose petals - even strawberry shortcake.