Taittinger Brut Vintage 2015

 Crisp and wonderfully precise vintage Champagne from this house of long stadning repute.

Country, Region: France, Champagne
Grape: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2015
ABV: 12.5%
Food friend: Smoked Salmon
£69.75 Single bottle
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A vivacious, fresh nose offers aromas of hawthorn, grapefruit and pear, underpinned by a light minerality and smokiness that is exclusive to the 2015 vintage. The palate is crisp and wonderfully precise. Marked by citrus fruit, it offers an excellent balance of structure and finesse. The complex finish is elegant and long.

Taittinger remains one of the few Champagne Houses to be owned and actively managed by the family named on the label. Its 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 spent 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 headed up by Pierre's great grandchildren Vitalie and Clovis, both of whom are actively involved in the day to day running of this thriving family Champagne House. 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.

All of Taittinger's vineyards are managed under the careful eye of Vincent Collard and Christelle Rinvelle, Champagne Taittinger's highly regarded vineyard manager.

The Taittinger Brut Vintage comprises only wines from the first press with a blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir. A 5-year long ageing period in the cellars unlocks its full potential.

Perfect with canapés: smoked salmon, pâté or even a hard cheese such as Gruyère.

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