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.
The colour is a brilliant, pale yellow with silvery highlights, reflective of the high proportion of Chardonnay.
The bubbles are fine and form a lasting and delicately creamy mousse.
The nose is subtle and fresh.
The initial mineral aromas quickly develop into green, floral scents with hints of elderflower and spicy cinnamon overtones.
Flavours are dominated by intense fresh citrus fruit which then give way to a much fuller, well-bodied and mellow taste with flavours reminiscent of white peaches in syrup.
The finish is long, rich and extremely expressive.
Grapes – 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir.
Suitable for Vegans.