The commitment to a name. The Taittinger family has managed the Champagne House for nearly a century. Its aim has always been the pursuit of excellence. “Having our family name on a bottle places demands and responsibilities on every minute. The name on the bottle conveys both the skills and knowledge of the past and a commitment to the future”. Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger has embodied this commitment for 40 years, and today he shares it with his son, Clovis and his daughter, Vitalie who both work beside him in the day to day running of the Champagne House. Together, they create a very close-knit and complementary family trio.
The Taittinger vineyard has become increased in size down the generations and now covers 288 hectares, making it the third largest domaine in Champagne. Futhermore, the Champagne House has the biggest intramuros vineyard of the city of Reims situated in Val-de-Murigny near the first Roman road connecting Reims to Epernay. It is planted with 37% Chardonnay, 48% Pinot Noir and 15% Pinot Meunier vines distributed equally across 37 different crus which are amongst the best in the Champagne appellation. The vineyard is a perfect reflection of the Taittinger style. It provides 45% of what the Champagne House needs, and is a great asset when it comes to controlling the quality of blends within the framework of responsible viticulture practices which have been awarded a high environmental quality accreditation.
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé Millésimé is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. The Chardonnay grapes, from the vineyards of the Côte des Blancs (100% “Grands Crus”), bring refinement and freshness to the composition. Only juices from the first pressing are used to ensure the structure and the long ageing potential so essential to this exceptional champagne. Cellar-ageing allows the complexity of the aromas to develop and rounds off the structure of Comtes de Champagne Rosé.
Comtes de Champagne Rosé has a deep pink colour. The extremely fine bubbles rise in a lively style to form a superb ring of delicate foam. Initially, the nose offers intense aromas of citrus fruit, especially blood oranges. Then more mature aromas develop, with candied red and black fruits, quince paste and blackcurrant liqueur. On the palate, the attack is concentrated with a very intense cherries-in-syrup fruitiness. The mid-palate is rich, vinous and very structured. The finish is expressive with volume, complexity and good length. Still young but already showing great class, Comtes de Champagne Rosé is characterized by a mature, generous style. Its rich, varied aromatic structure suggests an excellent capacity to age.
A wine for celebrations and ceremonial occasions, the profile of this champagne is such that it can be enjoyed at any time; in the context of a meal, it would go well with pigeon or lamb (cooked pink) or with a dessert such as baked pears or a red fruit gratin.
|Product||Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Brut Rosé|
|Grape variety||Chardonnay, Pinot Noir|
|Number of bottles||6|
|Delivery time||2 - 5 working days|
|Price per piece||€195.00|