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We Speak Wine USD 69.39 750ml

Taittinger Champagne Blend Champagne NV

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The origins of Champagne Taittinger date back to the original house founded in 1734 by Jacques Fourneaux. However its links to the Taittinger family started in 1931 when it was purchased by the founder of today's company; Pierre Taittinger. The Taittinger headquarters are in Reims, situated above magnificent 4th Century Roman cellars which at one time belonged to the Benedictine monks of the abbey of St Nicaise. Its miles of tunnels and cellars are perfect for the slow but necessary ageing process involved in making this great Champagne. The hallmark of the Taittinger blend is the high percentage of Chardonnay it contains,this gives the wines ultimate elegance, delicacy and finesse.This can be anything from 40% in the Brut Reserve NV to 100% in the prestigious Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs and we know through research that it is enjoyed by 'independently minded' people. 'Taittinger Nocturne' is a pale yellow in colour with delicate fine bubbles Its nose is subtle, fresh and reminiscent of white blossom and ripe fruit, with overtones of yellow peaches and dried apricots. On the palate it is soft, fresh and mellow with delicate floral and ripe fruit flavours.The aftertaste is long and soft with a subtle sweetness. All in all it is rounded, rich and well balanced. The style of Nocturne makes it ideal for enjoying before, during and after dinner.

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Champagne Taittinger is one of the few remaining family owned and operated Champagne houses. The firm is distinguished for its extensive vineyard holdings of 752 acres, including prestigious Grand Cru vineyards in the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims regions. Unlike most large houses, Champagne Taittinger relies primarily on estate grapes for its portfolio of Champagnes. Also uniqu... Read more
Champagne Taittinger is one of the few remaining family owned and operated Champagne houses. The firm is distinguished for its extensive vineyard holdings of 752 acres, including prestigious Grand Cru vineyards in the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims regions. Unlike most large houses, Champagne Taittinger relies primarily on estate grapes for its portfolio of Champagnes. Also unique are the higher proportion of Chardonnay in its wines that gives Taittinger its signature style, and the time devoted to aging the wines before release—most often greatly exceeding the legal requirement, in a practice that also has become a Taittinger hallmark. Distinguished for its extensive vineyard holdings of 752 acres, including prestigious Grand Cru vineyards. Highest-quality production: exceeding minimum aging for all cuvées, high percentage of estate grapes, sustainable practices. Uses a higher proportion of Chardonnay grapes in its blends than other large houses—Taittinger’s unique personality. Critical acclaim: consistently outstanding (90+) scores, worldwide recognition among connoisseurs Read less

External Reviews for Taittinger Champagne Blend Champagne

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/26/2010

Intriguing aromas and flavors of honey, mushroom and citrus mark this rich, off-dry bubbly. It's concentrated and complex enough to match with food. Drink now through 2010. 330 cases imported Wine Spectator. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. N.V. Taittinger Nocturne Sec 750ml


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

Taittinger Sec Nocturne NV and all other sparkling wine from Taittinger available for immidieate dilivery at discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from France and all other parts of world.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/21/2016

Off-dry and honeyed. Balanced by a touch of citrus flavor and enough acidity to keep it clean on the finish. Drink now. –BS - Wine Spectator 87 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Off-dry and honeyed. Balanced by a touch of citrus flavor and enough acidity to keep it clean on the finish. Drink now. BS - Wine Spectator 87 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

WS: 87 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

Off-dry and honeyed. Balanced by a touch of citrus flavor and enough acidity to keep it clean on the finish. Drink now. -BS


External Review
03/19/2008

The Taittinger Champagne house makes a myriad of styles of Champagne. This is one of their latest endeavors. A style that's rarely seen on the market - a "Sec" - which translates as dry but is actually less dry than a "Brut" styled Champagne. A blend of the 3 main grapes of the region: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Accessible with just the slightest hint of sweet.



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The origins of Champagne Taittinger date back to the original house founded in 1734 by Jacques Fourneaux. However its links to the Taittinger family started in 1931 when it was purchased by the founder of today's company; Pierre Taittinger. The Taittinger headquarters are in Reims, situated above magnificent 4th Century Roman cellars which at one time belonged to the Benedictine monks of the abbey of St Nicaise. Its miles of tunnels and cellars are perfect for the slow but necessary ageing process involved in making this great Champagne. The hallmark of the Taittinger blend is the high percentage of Chardonnay it contains,this gives the wines ultimate elegance, delicacy and finesse.This can be anything from 40% in the Brut Reserve NV to 100% in the prestigious Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs and we know through research that it is enjoyed by 'independently minded' people. 'Taittinger Nocturne' is a pale yellow in colour with delicate fine bubbles Its nose is subtle, fresh and reminiscent of white blossom and ripe fruit, with overtones of yellow peaches and dried apricots. On the palate it is soft, fresh and mellow with delicate floral and ripe fruit flavours.The aftertaste is long and soft with a subtle sweetness. All in all it is rounded, rich and well balanced. The style of Nocturne makes it ideal for enjoying before, during and after dinner.

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