Champagne Taittinger was founded by Pierre Taittinger after he visited the Champagne region as a liaison officer during World War One and fell in love with the place. The house was sold but bought back by Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger in 2006, so once again family owned.
Champagne Taittinger grow about 50% of the grapes they need for their cuvees, the rest being bought from local growers and co-operatives with whom they have had long relationships.
Claude Taittinger wanted to pay tribute to the ‘Château de la Marquetterie’, where the story of the Champagne House started.
He came up with a wine that was created from the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines growing on the hillsides around the house.
It was to be a champagne that evoked a feeling of homeliness; a subtle blend of autumnal colours, like those found in the different woods used in ‘marquetterie’ (marquetry work)…
The body is deep yellow in colour with golden highlights. The bubbles are fine and delicate.
The intense, highly fruity bouquet leads onto peach and apricot jam aromas with subtle hints of toasted brioche and vanilla.
On the palate, this wine is full-bodied, smooth and fruity with dominant peach flavours.
The distinctive and expressive finish delivers lightly woody notes.
Les Folies de la Marquetterie is a full-flavoured and harmonious champagne distinguished by its immense richness and complexity.
Grape Varieties: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.