GRAPES: 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir.
WINEMAKER NOTES: Pale radiant yellow with an abundance 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.
VINEYARDS: 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.
VINTAGE: 2009 began with a harsh winter, characterized by severe frosts and frequent snow. Milder weather arrived in April and saved the vines from spring frosts. A capricious weather characterized by storms, rain and low temperatures lasted until Summer and a dry, sunny and hot month of August provided ideal conditions for the grapes to ripen and be in good health. The resulting wines were rich, structured, and varied with a superb minerality on the palate. Good acidity and remarkable freshness are the hallmarks of this high quality vintage.
WINEMAKING: 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.
TASTING NOTES: Taittinger Vintage is an elegant but complex cuvée made from a blend of 50% Chardonnay primarily from the Grands Crus of the Côte des Blancs and 50% Pinot Noir primarily from the Grands Crus of the Montagne de Reims at the start of the Vallée de la Marne. Whilst still showing the elegance and sophistication that is the Taittinger style, the vintage offers more weight and body with nutty characters, excellent concentration and a long, full-flavoured finish.
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.