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Champagne Taittinger

Falstaff Online 2022

The name Taittinger carries weight, not only in Champagne, but also in France; after all, it has a presence, for example, during the succession of mayors of the capital Paris. The famous Champagne house was not founded under the name Taittinger, but under Fourneaux-Forest in 1734, at a time when Champagne was still more or less in its infancy. In 1915, Pierre-Charles Taittinger, a native of Lorraine, came to Reims as an officer and was so taken with the wine and the landscape that he returned 16 years later. He acquired the Fourneaux-Forest Champagne house and a first factory building in Reims. This was the birth of Champagne Taittinger. In 1942, the company finally moved into its grand headquarters with some spectacular chalk cellars. However, the old building was memorialized in 1952 with the 1st release of the prestige cuvée "Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut", because the house was also the seat of the Comtes de Champagne. With 288 hectares of vineyards, Taittinger is now the third largest winery in Champagne, and this makes the house largely independent of grape suppliers. This in turn is reflected in the quality. And also that the vineyards are largely farmed with horses out of respect for nature. Chardonnay predominates in the grape variety list and also supplies the majority of the cuvées. Speed and rapid sales are not an issue at the House of Taittinger. Where others often bring their Champagnes to market after just 18 months, even the "Brut Réserve" without vintage is allowed three to four years to mature towards its destination. Of course, this also applies to the cuvées "Nocturne" (white and rosé), the "Prélude" or the cuvée "Les Folies de la Marquetterie". But the flagship of the house is and remains the "Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut", which is one of the best, most famous and most iconic Champagnes.

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Production Style: Conventional
Cultivation Area in Hectares: 290
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2012 Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Grands Crus Blanc de Blancs Brut
Champagne Taittinger
France
Champagne,  France
Sparkling Wine
12,5%
Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Grands Crus Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling Wine
99
2012 Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Grands Crus Blanc de Blancs Brut
Champagne Taittinger
Sparkling Wine
12,5%
Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Grands Crus Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling Wine
99
2008 Taittinger Millésime Brut
Champagne Taittinger
France
Champagne,  France
Sparkling Wine
12,5%
€€€€€
Taittinger Millésime Brut Sparkling Wine
98
2009 Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé Brut
Champagne Taittinger
France
Champagne,  France
Sparkling Wine
12,5%
Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé Brut Sparkling Wine
97
2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Millésime Blanc de Blancs Brut
Champagne Taittinger
France
Champagne,  France
Sparkling Wine
12,5%
€€€€€
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Millésime Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling Wine
97
2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut
Champagne Taittinger
France
Champagne,  France
Sparkling Wine
12%
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling Wine
97
2011 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut
Champagne Taittinger
France
Champagne,  France
Sparkling Wine
Chardonnay
12,5%
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling Wine
96
2007 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé
Champagne Taittinger
France
Champagne,  France
Sparkling Wine
12,5%
€€€€€
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé Sparkling Wine
95
2005 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut
Champagne Taittinger
France
Champagne,  France
Sparkling Wine
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling Wine
95
2005 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut
Champagne Taittinger
France
Montagne de Reims,  Champagne,  France
Sparkling Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
€€€€€
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling Wine
95
Taittinger Prélude Grands Crus Brut
Champagne Taittinger
France
Champagne,  France
Sparkling Wine
12,5%
€€€€
Taittinger Prélude Grands Crus Brut Sparkling Wine
95
2008 Taittinger Millésime Brut
Champagne Taittinger
France
Champagne,  France
Sparkling Wine
12,5%
€€€€
Taittinger Millésime Brut Sparkling Wine
94
2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Millésime Rosé Brut
Champagne Taittinger
France
Champagne,  France
Sparkling Wine
12,5%
€€€€€
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Millésime Rosé Brut Sparkling Wine
94
2006 Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut
Champagne Taittinger
France
Champagne,  France
Sparkling Wine
Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling Wine
94
2005 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé Brut
Champagne Taittinger
France
Montagne de Reims,  Champagne,  France
Sparkling Wine
€€€€€
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé Brut Sparkling Wine
94
2004 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut
Champagne Taittinger
France
Montagne de Reims,  Champagne,  France
Sparkling Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
€€€€€
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling Wine
94
2004 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé Brut
Champagne Taittinger
France
Montagne de Reims,  Champagne,  France
Sparkling Wine
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé Brut Sparkling Wine
94
2002 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut
Champagne Taittinger
France
Montagne de Reims,  Champagne,  France
Sparkling Wine
Chardonnay
€€€€€
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling Wine
94
2000 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut
Champagne Taittinger
France
Montagne de Reims,  Champagne,  France
Sparkling Wine
Chardonnay
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling Wine
94
Taittinger Prélude Grands Crus
Champagne Taittinger
France
Champagne,  France
Sparkling Wine
12,5%
€€€€
Taittinger Prélude Grands Crus  Sparkling Wine
94
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