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 2014 vintage in the Champagne region saw mixed, relatively atypical conditions. The year was characterized by a rainy winter followed by a mild, very dry spring, and then a rainy summer. The vines flowered slightly earlier than usual between the 5th and 8th June depending on the area. However this advance was gradually reduced over the summer. In the end, the harvest was about a week later than the initial forecasts. The summer saw an unseasonal amount of rain, particularly after the 24th July and during the whole of August (with 200 mm of rain for this period). Fortunately, favourable weather returned at the end of August with a sustained period of sun and wind which kept the grapes healthy as they finished ripening.
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 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.