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Magazine Archives: Dec. 31, 2003 - Jan. 15, 2004

Good Things Come From Small Parcels

Small-grower Champagnes offer quality and terroir
Bruce Sanderson
Issue: December 31, 2003

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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