Champagne Taittinger is one of the major international brands (Grandes Marques) of the Champagne region and is sold in more than 130 countries. Under the leadership of Mr. Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger, daughter Vitalie (Marketing) and son Clovis (Export), the Champagne House is the only family business in Champagne of this size. With an emphasis on the exclusive Chardonnay grape, Taittinger has gained international recognition for years through their consistent quality, finesse and elegance.
Founded in 1734
Jacques Fourneaux founded the Champagne House in 1734, making it one of the oldest Champagne trading houses in Champagne. In 1932 Pierre Taittinger took over the house and started the name Taittinger. Step by step Taittinger gained name and fame among the large champagne houses by being innovative and focusing on the high-quality Chardonnay. Francois Taittinger, innovator and visionary, foresaw that the consumer of the future would greatly appreciate the Chardonnay through its light style, finesse and elegance. This led in 1952 to the first production of the Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs, an exceptional champagne from the grand Crus vineyards located on the Côtes de Blancs. Because of his predilection for art, Taittinger started in 1983 with the special Collection series. In exceptional years, the champagne bottle is, in a limited edition, provided with a special art painting. Well-known artists who have had this honor in the past include Vaserely, Arman, Corneille and Lichtenstein.
(Source: Taittinger France)