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: The climatic conditions that led to the maturation of the grapes were exceptional. In contrast with 2011, August and September were dry and sunny, without being too warm. During the harvest, a few mornings were particularly cold, close to frost, but overall, the great weather prevailed throughout the harvest period, with good weather and cool nights. Even with the ripe harvest these conditions have produced wines of great finesse.
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.