We have here an incredible Champagne we just tasted that reminds us of drinking Burgundy. Charlot-Tanneux is a small 4.5-hectare grower estate lead by a passionate family of winemakers and farmers. A blend of 55% Pinot Meunier, 25% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay from two tiny parcels in the Commune of Marddeuil in the Valee de Marne called La Genette (.55 ha) and Les Chapottes (.55 ha). The soils here are a mix of mostly chalk and clay but with a bit of silex (flint). The vines are Biodynamically farmed, seeing indigenous yeasts fermentation and aging in barriques with no malo and finished with a low dosage of 4.5 g/l. This Champagne is a little lower in effervescence than most and reminds me a lot of the vinous style of Francis Boulard's Champagnes that we offer from time to time. The Expression cuvee is quite viscous with an abundance of red fruits, orange zest, liquid minerals, and salinity, all in perfect proportion with lots of dry extract on the long palate-staining finish. This is not a style Champagne is in fashion right now, but we love the seriousness and tension here of this terrific example, and it is always exciting to try something a little outside the box. These are the only bottles available in the USA right now and is an excellent choice for fans of grower Champagne.