Chardonnay Pinot Noir Champagne Reims France
Home to some of Champagne's finest Chardonnay vineyards, Taittinger uniquely blends a relatively higher proportion of 40% Chardonnay to the standard Cuvee. Taittinger Brut Reserve is an assemblage de cepages of forty ancient vineyards around the Champagne apellation, matured to perfection at the chais de Taittinger. Aged on the yeasty sediments to infuse the wine with the distinctive and inimitable Champagne characters, it is eventually topped up with the traditional liqueur doseage to impart the House's highly distinctive body and smoothness.
Taittinger's own Champagne vines cover 288 hectares in thirty four different vineyards. Varietals grown are Pinot Noir 136ha, Pinot Meunier 46ha and Chardonnay 105ha, reflecting the style of wines produced by the House in which Chardonnay plays such an essential role. Collectively only 27% of the vineyards of Champagne are planted with Chardonnay. Taittinger's own production is supplemented by the contractual acquisition of grapes from independent suppliers operating the finest vineyards in Champagne. The noble House of Taitinger is one of Champagne's most ancient and most esteemed. In proportion to it's size, Taittinger is one of the largest buyers in the Côte des Blancs, home to the finest Chardonnay vineyards.
A brilliant golden straw yellow. The bubbles are fine, the mousse visually discreet and persistent. The nose very expressive and open, is both fruity and bready. It exudes aromas of peach, white flowers, May blossom, acacia and vanilla pod. On the palate this lively fresh wine is refined and harmonious. This is a delicate wine with flavours of fresh fruit, honey and light briochey overtones. A beautiful wine blessed with a well-developed aromaticness, it is aged for three to four years in the Taittinger cellars where it achieves perfect maturity.