Taittinger Brut Vintage 2009 75cl

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Country France
Champagne Type Vintage Brut and Rose
Region Champagne
Brand Taittinger
Grape Variety Pinot Noir / Chardonnay
Size 75cl
ABV 12.5%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2009
Maturity Drink Now
Style Full, complex and Fresh
Food Match Blanquette of veal, Lobster Thermidor
Taittinger Brut Millesime is a pale radiant yellow with an abundant of fine bubbles rising to form a delicate persistent necklace.

The first impression on the nose combines flintiness with yeasty bread aromas. This quickly gives way to a fine, intense, sweet fruitiness, of crystallized fruit scents of lemon and mandarin with a flowery touch of acacia honey.

On the palate, the fruity attack is sublimely fresh and rich. The mid-palate is balanced, structured and smooth, releasing flavours of sugared pink grapefruit.

The exceptional intensity of the finish is long, generous and complex. Although still young, Taittinger Brut Millesime already possesses a remarkable balance between delicacy, elegance and finesse. Its immeasurable freshness suggests excellent ageing potential.

50% Chardonnay 50%, Pinot Noir.

Taittinger produces a Vintage Champagne only when the harvest has been of exceptional quality. Made from first press wines the wine is only released after several years of cellar ageing, allowing the aromas to mature slowly and the length and complexity of the wine to develop.

Taittinger’s origins date back to 1734 when the original house was founded by Jacques Fourneaux. The Taittinger link was established in 1931 when Pierre Taittinger, the founder of today's company acquired the House. Pierre had spent much time in the Champagne region when serving in the 1st world war as a young cavalry officer. Stationed at the Château de la Marquetterie, he fell in love with this remarkable property and its vineyards and eventually purchased the company. Today, the Reims based House is family owned still, headed up by Pierre's grandson, Pierre-Emmanual Taittinger and his son, Clovis and daughter Vitalie.

Taittinger's home is situated above miles of chalk tunnels and cellars in Reims. These 4th century UNESCO listed cellars once belonged to the Benedictine monks of the abbey of St Nicaise and are perfect for the slow ageing process required for great Champagne.

The hallmark of the Taittinger Champagnes is the high percentage of Chardonnay used in their winemaking which can be anything from 40% in the Brut Réserve Non Vintage to 100% in the prestigious Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs. This Chardonnay dominance provides for a style of elegance, delicacy and finesse which is recognised worldwide and has earned the House many accolades and awards over the years. The flagship wines of the house are the Comtes de Champagne (100% Chardonnay) and Comtes de Champagne Rosé (100% Pinot Noir) - both frequently used at French State dinners.

Today, Taittinger is served in over 140 countries worldwide and made recent history by becoming the first Champagne house to purchase land in England to ultimately produce a premium English Sparkling Wine. This pioneering joint venture, Domaine Evremond marks an exciting new time for the family and Hatch Mansfield its partner.

Country Of Origin: France

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