The history of the Taittinger Champagne House began in the early 20th century. Ran by Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger and his two children, Clovis and Vitalie, the Taittinger House has managed to preserve the family spirit by producing champagnes that are resolutely Chardonnay in style. Since January 1st 2020, Vitalie Taittinger is the President of the Taittinger Champagne House.
The vineyards of the Taittinger Champagne House cover 288 hectares of vines and include 37 different crus. This makes Taittinger the third largest vineyard in the Champagne region. The entire vineyard holds the High Environmental Value certificate.
A cold and dry winter preceded a sunny summer with little rainfall. Harvested at full maturity and remarkably healthy, the grapes give rise to a fine vintage champagne marked by both its sun-drenched and pure nature.
Vinification and ageing
12% of Bouzy Pinot Noir vinified in red are added the final blend of this cuvée. This exceptional champagne is aged for over 12 years in the heart of the Gallo-Roman chalk pits of Saint-Nicaise.
Pinot Noir (70%) from the Grands Crus of the Montagne de Reims.
Chardonnay (30%) from the most prestigious terroirs of the Côte de Blancs.
The colour is a brilliant pink with amber highlights. The effervescence is fine and delicate.
The lively and aromatic nose blends fruity fragrances (Morello cherry, blood orange, vine peach) with subtle and refined mineral notes. When aerated, delicious notes of stewed wild strawberries and candied citrus fruits emerge.
A precise and aromatic attack precedes a lively, pure palate with silky tannins. The palate also exudes a seductive freshness and acidity conferred by the finest limestone terroirs of the Champagne region.