20€ free for your 1st order by subscribing to the Newsletter
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2009
Free shipping from 1000€ Tax excl (US and Europe)
It was in 1734 that Jacques Fourneaux created a wine trading house of Champagne because he worked with the great Benedictine abbeys that were then the owners of the most beautiful vineyards in Champagne.
Jacques Fourneaux began this activity in Reims by marketing still wines of Champagne red or white and then sparkling wines from these magnificent vineyards.
He is the third in the history of Champagne to go into the wine trade. The Fourneaux joined forces in the 1820s with Antoine Forest. Very quickly the new business prospered under the name Forest-Fourneaux.
It occupied for a time the hotel le Vergeur in "Reims" before transferring, after the First World War, its activity rue de Tambour in the XIIIth century residence of the Counts of Champagne.
It was in 1932 that Pierre Taittinger acquired from the House of Champagne Forest-Fourneaux the Château of La Marquetterie near Epernay. From 1945 to 1960 the house was managed by François Taittinger helped by his two brothers Jean and Claude and it is at this time that the house was established in the cellars of the Saint-Nicaise abbey, built in the 13th century on Gallo-Roman chalk pits dating from the 4th century. Then in 1960, Claude Taittinger will direct and give considerable impetus to this House.
After difficult times within the Group to restructure the Capital in the years 2005-2006, it is Pierre -Emmanuel Taittinger, a third generation who takes up the torch helped for some years by his two children Clovis and Vitalie, a fourth generation to write the future.
The vineyard of the House Taittinger covers about 300 hectares for a production of about 6 million bottles.
Description Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2009.
The vintage "Comtes de Champagne Rosé" represents the quintessential expertise of the house Taittinger, this Champagne the most prestigious of the Taittinger range, is made only when all the optimal conditions are met.
Made from Chardonnay grape variety wines (30%) from the classified Grands Crus vineyards and from the 5 villages of the Côte des blancs of the Avize villages, Chouilly, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oger and Pinot Noir grape variety (70%) from the Montagne de Reims including 12% Pinot Noir from Bouzy vinified into red.
The wines of the 2009 vintage exclusively are bottled to be taken down to deep cellars (called Crayères) located under the Saint-Nicaise church built in the 13th century on the heights of Reims at a depth of 18 meters for a prolonged ageing of over 12 years.
La robe is salmon pink with amber highlights.
The nose offers a lively and rich bouquet of notes of small red fruits like raspberry, Plougastel strawberry or burlat cherry supported by floral notes like hawthorn, lime, jasmine and orange blossom.
The palate is silky, crisp and precise with a palate revealing great freshness. Touches of citrus like Menton lemon or Florida pink grapefruit finishing on a warm madeleine brioche. The finish is resinous fine with sensations of spice and Coal juniper.
Dining/wine pairing : It pairs ideally with shellfish, such as Brittany blue lobster, over fish such as turbot or monkfish caviar flavored with coriander.
Bottles to be stored in a cellar away from light and noise with a humidity level of about 70%.
Serve around 8 to 10 °C but not less in order to appreciate its fine flavors and delicate fragrances.
We suggest, in order to let it perfect over time, successive tastings to measure its olfactory and gustatory evolution until its peak of quality.