The Taittinger winery is located in Reims in the heart of Champagne.
Taittinger - recovered and brought to success
The winery is family-owned since 1932 and originated from the Forest & Fourneaux winery, which existed since 1734. The Chardonnay is stylistic for this house. Due to inconsistencies in the inheritance, the winery was sold to an American corporation in 2005. Just one year later, it was bought back by Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger. Today, he runs the estate with his daughter Vitalie and his son Clovis. A total of 288 hectares are cultivated. The Benedictine monastery of Saint-Nicaise, a house in the center of Reims that used to belong to the counts of Champagne, and the Château de la Marquetterie are part of the family estate.
What you give to nature, nature gives to you
The long tradition of champagne production and new technologies make it possible to produce excellent champagne. For years, the soil has been plowed according to the principle of soil compatibility. For example, from February to July they plow several times, without the use of harmful pesticides. The grass that grows between the rows helps prevent the rapid evaporation of water. Some plots from the Taittinger estate are plowed exclusively by local artisans. These plow according to ancient tradition with plows pulled by Ardennes horses. After the harvest, the grapes are weighed in the winery, marked and then registered. They are then pressed depending on the location and variety. The pressing process must be done carefully and slowly. Some parts of the cellar are located up to 18 meters below ground, in the cellar of the Benedictine monastery of Saint Nicaise. Optimal conditions, therefore, for the production of the first-class champagnes.
The Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs from Taittinger
The Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is a very special champagne that can only be produced if very specific conditions are met. For example, the harvest must be of exceptional quality. The year 2004 yielded an exceptionally good harvest and Comtes de Champagne 2004 was born. The grape harvest began in mid-September and was one of the best harvests in the history of Champagne. The shimmering pale yellow color entices you to enjoy this Champagne, and its long-lasting and intense perlage is fascinating.
And these are the grape varieties of Champagne Taittinger:
- Pinot Meunier
- Pinot Noir
More information aboutChampagne Taittinger
|Company Name:||Champagne Taittinger|
|Street:||9 Rue Saint-Nicaise|
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|Telephone:||+33 3 26 85 45 35|