The Taittinger Champagne House was established in 1932, some 200 years
after it was originally established by Jacques Fourneaux as
Forest-Fourneaux in 1734 after the Fourneaux family joined forces with
Antoine Forest. The Taittingers were a family of wine merchants who bought the wine house in 1932.
From the beginning, Pierre-Charles Taittinger set out to create a
champagne that was not only distinctive-a prescient example of
branding-but that also fit with rising trends in cuisine. Taittinger predicted a tendency toward lighter, more delicate fare, and crafted a champagne to match.
The Taittinger's ran the business from 1945 to 2005, in 2005 the Taittinger brand including the Champagne house was sold to the American owned Starwood Hotel Group an American investment company.
The Champagne Taittinger vines cover 288 hectares evenly distributed over 34 different vineyard. With varietals consisting of 50% Pinot Noir , 15% Pinot Meunier and 35%
Chardonnay , the Taittinger vineyard is an excellent example of the
Houses own style.
Taittinger Brut Reserve, is assembled from more than 35 crus and
incorporates 40% Chardonnay-this high proportion is seldom offered in a
non-vintage Champagne. It has a palate of considerable depth and balance with hints of honey and fresh fruit. The wine has a pale like gold color which is reminiscent of the non-vintage Champagnes.
Taittinger considers it an honour to produce a Brut champagne every year without exception.
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