The Taittinger family
Taittinger is a French champagne house that was founded in 1734 by Jacques Fourneaux. The Taittinger family, who were wine merchants themselves, purchased the estate in 1932 and have been running it ever since. Taittinger is known for its high-quality champagne, which is produced using traditional methods.
Taittinger produces several different types of champagne, including Brut Reserve, Prestige Rose, and Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs. The Brut Reserve is the most widely available and is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes. It is characterized by its delicate and fresh flavors.
The Prestige Rose
The Prestige Rose is made using a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, with a small amount of still red wine added to give it its pink color. It is known for its complex aromas and flavors, with notes of raspberry and strawberry.
Blanc de Blancs
The Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is a high-end champagne that is made using only Chardonnay grapes from the best vineyards in the region. It is aged for a minimum of 8 years and is known for its creamy texture and long finish.
Taittinger is also known for its stunning cellars, which are located in the underground chalk tunnels of the Abbey of Saint-Nicaise in Reims, France. These cellars are some of the oldest and largest in the region and are a popular tourist attraction.