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Champagne Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2013

The vineyard of Maison Taittinger, certified High Environmental Value, has been under the leadership of Vitalie Taittinger since 2020. It spans across 288 hectares of vineyards and includes 37 different terroirs.

The Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs draws its strength and elegance from an exceptional terroir, the Côte des Blancs. Located to the south of Épernay, its hillsides overlook the plain of the chalky Champagne. With 95% of Chardonnay grapes, these white grapes give birth to consistently vintage champagnes with light and delicate aromas, full of vivacity.

Produced in small quantities, the Comtes de Champagne cuvée, created as early as 1952, pays tribute to the Counts of Champagne, especially Thibaud IV, whose seal adorns every bottle. The quintessence of the Maison's style, it is assembled exclusively from Chardonnay grapes sourced from the 5 villages in the Côte des Blancs classified as Grand Crus: Avize, Cramant, Chouilly, Mesnil-sur-Oger, and Oger.

To bring out the best from each vine, the work is manual and follows the rhythm of nature. Each terroir is pressed separately to preserve their unique characteristics, blending finesse, minerality, and power. With these exceptional Chardonnays, patience is required; the Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Grand Crus rests for nearly 10 years in the Saint-Nicaise chalk cellars before seeing the light of day.


Tasting Review

Color: sparkling, pale golden yellow with golden reflections. Beautiful intense and fine effervescence.
Nose: delicate, clear, and precise. Citrus notes blend with brioche and buttery flavors. Palate: fresh, lively, perfectly balanced between a beautiful salinity and delicate aromatics. The finish reveals subtle notes of spices, turmeric, ginger, and green anise.
Pairing: scallop tartare with caviar and saffron.
Comment: a sumptuous bottle combining the finesse and richness of Grand Cru Chardonnays.