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Elisabeth and Philippe Chartogne-Taillet descend from a long line of grapegrowers, dating to 1409. But it wasn't until the 1960s that Chartogne-Taillet began making Champagne from its vineyards. Today, the estate consists of 27 acres in and around the village of Merfy, northwest of Reims.
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