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Brut Taittinger  2012 - Lot of 1 Magnum
Brut Taittinger  2012 - Lot of 1 Magnum Brut Taittinger  2012 - Lot of 1 Magnum

Brut Taittinger 2012

A perfectly balanced Champagne and an exceptional brut.

  • €98


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Lot Description: Brut Taittinger 2012

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Magnum
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Producer
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • Alcohol percentage : 12 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Champagne
  • Appellation/Wine: Champagne
  • Climat/Cuvée: Brut
  • Producer/Owner: Champagne Taittinger
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Color: Sparkling
  • Grape variety: Chardonnay, Pinot noir
  • Service temperature (in °C): 8

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Sustainable farming
  • Intensity : Classic dosage
  • Dominant aroma : White fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Aperitif wine
  • Taittinger's Brut Réserve cuvée is produced from 30 to 50 different crus of Chardonnay (40%) and Pinot (60%), matured for 3 to 4 years in the cellar. The archetypal apéritif champagne, this wine will also provide a subtle accompaniment to a refined supper. When – and only when – the climate provides exceptional harvests, Taittinger produces a vintage Brut cuvée.

    The origins of Taittinger champagnes can be traced back to the wine merchant Jacques Fourneaux who established a company in 1734. This business moved premises to the House of the Counts of Champagne in the 19th century and was taken over by the Taittinger family in 1931 who then gave the company its name. In 1932, Pierre Taittinger’s champagne house decided to give prominence to the Chardonnay grape. Between 1945 and 1960, Pierre Taittinger’s son, François, managed the company with his two brothers, Jean and Claude. When François was killed in an accident, the company passed to Claude who remained at the helm from 1960 to 2005. In 2005, the house was sold to an American pension fund but was bought back the following year by the North Eastern division of the Crédit Agricole bank in partnership with Claude's nephew, Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger who has run the company ever since. The historic champagne house owns kilometres of Gallo-Roman crayères or chalk tunnels and almost 300 hectares of exceptional vineyards, planted to 40% with Chardonnay. The grapes are vinified in vats and undergo full malolactic fermentation. This historic champagne house is a benchmark in the region, especially for fans of Chardonnay.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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