Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 2011
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The Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is the finest example of the Taittinger House style and is always a vintage cuvée. It is made with 100% white grapes from the 5 villages with a Grands Crus classification for the Chardonnay grape (Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Oger, Mesnil-sur-Oger).
This cuvée is created using juice from the first press only. A small percentage (5 %) of the blend is aged in fresh oak barrels to create the very delicate balance of toasted notes in the final wine. Taittinger knows it must be patient with these great Chardonnays, which are the crowning glory of its terroir; the Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs remains for up to 10 years in the chalk quarries beneath Saint-Nicaise, before emerging to ignite and delight the palates of wine-lovers.
What does Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 2011 taste like?
leather, earthy, mushroom
cherry, raspberry, red fruit
oak, tobacco, vanilla
apple, green apple, pear
blackberry, plum, cassis
pepper, licorice, cinnamon
citrus, lemon, lemon zest
cheese, cream, toasted bread
tomato, grass, rhubarb
raisin, prune, dried fruit
tropical, pineapple, mango
violet, lavender, dried flowers
Food Pairing with Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 2011
The Champagne region, nestled in the northeastern part of France, boasts a winemaking heritage that stretches back through the annals of history. Revered worldwide for its exquisite sparkling wines, this region's allure is intricately tied to its unique geographical and climatic characteristics, producing some of the world's most coveted wines.
Champagne's vinous legacy traces its roots to the Middle Ages when still wines were produced here. However, it was in the 17th century that the magical transformation occurred – the discovery of effervescence through secondary fermentation in the bottle. This serendipitous revelation led to the birth of Champagne as we know it today, with its characteristic bubbles... Read More