Taittinger is one of the few Grande Marques which remains family owned and operated to this day. The house cellars once belonged to Benedictine monks and is now UNESCO listed. The hallmark of Taittinger is the large percetnage of Chardonnay in their wines. This is exemplified in their blanc de blancs Prestige Cuvee, Comtes de Champagne.
The Taittinger Brut Vintage comprises only wines from the first press with a blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir. A 5-year long ageing period in the cellars unlocks its full potential. A vivacious, fresh nose offers aromas of hawthorn, grapefruit and pear. The palate is crisp and wonderfully precise. Marked by citrus fruit, it offers an excellent balance of structure and finesse. The complex finish is elegant and long. Perfect to enjoy with salmon or liver pate.