Taittinger remain one of the only family owned and managed Champagne houses having taken over the estate almost a century ago. There are three key grape varieties grown in the Champagne region; Pinot Noir which provides aroma, depth and complexity, Pinot Meunier which adds roundness and acidity to the wine and finally Chardonnay which brings elegance, finesse and delicacy. As a Champagne house, Taittinger focus on the Chardonnay grape as the basis of their ‘House style’ Non-Vintage Cuvee – creating a wine with light, refreshing and beautifully balanced characteristics. Crafted from a blend of 35 different vineyards and including a proportion of reserve wines (from previous vintages) in order to ensure a consistent style and profile, this is both a classy and accessible Champagne.
Taittinger’s vineyards are managed by Vincent Collard and Christelle Rinvelle and the estate is now in the hands of Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger, his son Clovis and daughter Vitalie. With a classic golden hue, fine mousse, a light and delicate nose with lifted notes of fruit and brioche, this is a Champagne of depth and elegance with a long fresh finish. While making for a perfect aperitif, we also enjoyed this with smoked salmon, oysters and a variety of canapes. 12.5% ABV.