Taittinger Millesime, Vintage Champagne, 2009
Taittinger Brut Millésimé 2009 is a blend of grapes exclusively from the first pressing and is aged for 4 years. It consists of Chardonnay from the 'Grand Crus' of the Cöte des Blancs and Pinot Noir from the 'Grand Crus' of the Montagne de Reims and the start of the Vallée de la Marne.
After a harsh winter with snow and severe frosts, 2009 continued with milder weather in spring followed by a good summer. A dry and hot August ensured the grapes ripe and in good health.
On the nose there are yeasty bread aromas that give way to a sweeter fruity scent. On the palate, hints of lemon and mandarin are present that lead to a slighty honeyed mid-palate. The finish is exceptionally long and generous with abundance of more fresh and rich fruits. The 2009 vintage is ready to drink now but given some time the maturity will only add to the flavours.
Champagne Taittinger's origins date back to 1734 with the founding of the original House by Jacques Fourneaux. The Taittinger link was established in 1931 when Pierre Taittinger acquired the House. He was stationed at the Château de la Marquetterie when serving in the 1st World War and fell in love with the property and its vineyards and eventually purchased the company. Today, the Reims based House is one of the few key Champagne houses to remain owned and actively managed by the family named on the label.
|Alcohol % by Vol.||12.5%|
|Closure Type||Champagne Cork|
|Style||Champagne - Brut|
|Grape Type(s)||Pinot Noir, Chardonnay|
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