Aged: No age statement
Product of: France
A high proportion of Chardonnay is a hallmark of the Taittinger style and Brut Réserve is a blend of 40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunier. The blend is typically has 20% reserve wines, dosage is 10g per litre. Brut Réserve is aged on the lees for a minimum of 3 years before release.
The House of Forneaux, as Taittinger's predecessor was called, originated in 1734 and was one of the first Champagne houses. Pierre-Charles Taittinger acquired the house in 1932 and the splendid La Marquetterie chateau in 1934. Pierre-Emmanual Taittinger is now responsible for running the company which holds 228 hectares of vineyard including holdings in six grand cru in the Côte des Blancs.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 24/10/2015
Clear, very pale golden with small persistent bubbles.
Delicate yeasty biscuit with brioche, honeysuckle and lemon meringue zestyness.
Dry, sharp acidity – under ripe apples cooking apples with biscuit, crème brûlée, hints of toasted almond and faint honey.
Acidity elegantly balanced by a slight honeyed sweetness in a long fresh finish.