GRAPES: 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir.
WINEMAKER NOTES: Deep yellow with golden highlights and fine, delicate bubbles. It has an intense, fruity bouquet with aromas of peaches, apricot jam and subtle hints of toasted brioche and vanilla. On the palate is it full-bodied, fruity and graceful with golden peach flavours. The long finish is distinctive with light toasty notes. All in all Folies de la Marquetterieî is a full flavoured, harmonious Champagne distinguished by its immense richness and complexity. Besides being an ideal aperitif it is a perfect accompaniment to fish and chicken dishes.
VINEYARDS: The Château de la Marquetterie is situated in the heart of the Champagne wine-growing region in Pierry near Epernay and is owned by Champagne Taittinger. Prior to the French Revolution it was a meeting place for philosophers and authors of the ìAge of Enlightenmentî and a site for village fairs. The vineyard around the Château de la Marquetterie is known as "Les Folies" and is a sunny south, southwest exposed vineyard, this combined with its soils produce Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes of exceptional quality. One parcel around the Château de la Marquetterie is known as "Les Folies" and is a sunny south, southeast exposed vineyard, this combined with its soils produce Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes of exceptional quality.
WINEMAKING: This cuvée is the story of the Taittinger house - the beginning of Taittinger's history. A single cru from the family home it is a special dedication to the history and is traditionally made. It is produced exclusively from grapes grown at "Les Folies", picked after the first "green" harvest, giving the wine optimum sweetness and aromatic maturity. Only wines from the first pressing are used, each plot being vinified in small volumes lot by lot and certain lots of Chardonnay in large oak casks to give added weight and creaminess. Folies de la Marquetterie is a blend of 45% Chardonnay and 55% Pinot Noir. Slow ageing for 5 years in bottle brings the flavours of this Champagne to perfect harmony. This wine is made to be a creamier style of wine making it particulary suited as a gastronomy wine.
TASTING NOTES: The beautiful Château de la Marquetterie, where Pierre Taittinger was stationed in the First World War, is the family’s pride and joy and this sumptuous Champagne is made in his memory from the superb grapes grown in ‘Les Folies’, the vineyard that surrounds the Château. A Chardonnay, Pinot Noir blend it is made only in tiny amounts from the first pressings. Depth and finesse are enhanced by a small proportion of the blend being fermented in large oak casks and from extended ageing on its lees. A single vineyard Champagne oozing style and panache with a little extra weight - made with foodies in mind.
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.