Chardonnay Champagne France
Created to commemorate Thibaud IV Comte de Champagne, the aristocrat who planted the original Chardonnay vines in France circa 13th Century. First vintaged in 1952, it is produced exclusively from the delicate first pressing of the most extravagantly valued Chardonnay grapes, grown to perfection within the ancient communes of the elite Côte des Blancs. Taittinger is still crafted under the historic cellars of the 13th Century Abbey Saint-Nicaise, in the heart of Champagne in Reims.
Pale straw colour, a fine, elegant bead. The nose presents fine aromas of toast and oak echoed by delicate notes of vanilla and brioche. A fresh and smooth palate of pink grapefruit and white peach follows with a long and refined, rich, toasty finish, lasting and complex. It's delicacy and generous fruitiness is matched by supreme ageing potential. This celebratory and ceremonial wine is the perfect accompaniment to seafood and shellfish.