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Taittinger Rose Champagne (Prestige Rosé) immediately captivates with its intense and shimmering hue, a result of the intricate blend carefully crafted by winemaker Alexandre Ponnavoy. This remarkable cuvée incorporates a portion of still red wine (15%) sourced from the finest Pinot Noirs of Montagne de Reims and Les Riceys, imparting the unmistakable color and vibrant intensity that defines this champagne. To complement the blend, a high proportion of Chardonnay (30%) is artfully added, bestowing the elegance and delicacy that exemplify Taittinger’s signature style.
This Champagne presents an intense and brilliant body with a captivating bright pink color. The fine bubbles elegantly grace the palate, offering a persistent and lively mousse. On the nose, the wine is full and wonderfully expressive, radiating freshness and youthfulness. Aromas of freshly crushed wild raspberries, cherries, and blackcurrants enchant the senses.
The palate of Taittinger Prestige Rosé strikes a perfect balance between a velvety texture and a full-bodied taste. The flavors evoke a sense of freshly picked, crisp red fruits. Lively, fruity, fresh, and elegant are the four words that encapsulate this extraordinary rosé blend.
Taittinger Prestige Rosé is a versatile champagne that can be enjoyed both as an aperitif or as a subtle companion to fruit desserts. Its deliciously fragrant character complements dishes such as fruit tarts, fruit salads, and red fruit crumbles.
This exceptional wine has garnered critical acclaim, with James Suckling awarding it 92 points. He describes it as having a darker color and a creamy texture, with notes of cooked apples, cherries, strawberry undertones, and a delicious, dry, and fruity finish. A touch of white pepper and young strawberry complete the sensory experience.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate also awarded Taittinger Prestige Rosé 91 points, praising its inviting aromas of red berries, plums, orange zest, crisp orchard fruit, and freshly baked bread. The addition of still red wine adds structure and enhances the generous fruit core. However, readers are advised to ensure proper storage due to the cuvée’s clear glass.
Other accolades include 91 points from Decanter, which highlights its highly fragrant nose, multilayered and textural palate, and blend of 45% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, and 25% Pinot Meunier. Wine Spectator, Wine and Spirits, and Jeb Dunnuck all awarded the wine 90 points, commending its firmness, creamy mousse, toasty edge, and an array of flavors ranging from strawberry tart and mandarin orange peel to brioche, spice, and crushed roses.
Taittinger Prestige Rosé Champagne is a testament to the artistry and dedication of the Taittinger winery, offering a remarkable sensory journey through its exquisite blend and expressive character.
Wine & Spirits
What does Taittinger Rose taste like?
leather, earthy, mushroom
cherry, raspberry, red fruit
oak, vanilla, chocolate
apple, green apple, pear
blackberry, plum, dark fruit
pepper, cinnamon, mint
citrus, lemon, lemon zest
cheese, cream, toasted bread
tomato, grass, rhubarb
raisin, fig, dried fruit
tropical, pineapple, passion fruit
violet, lavender, perfume
Winemaker of Taittinger Rose
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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