As Pinot Noir Grand Cru aficionados, it was fascinating to create a cuvée only made from the other emblematic grape variety of Champagne: Chardonnay.
Renowned for their delicacy and elegance, Chardonnays cover only 27% of the Champagne vineyard, mainly in the Côte des Blancs, south of Epernay, making it a rare commodity.
You will appreciate its shiny golden colour through our transparent special bottle shape.
« The sophisticated universality of a Salon? The richness of a Krug? The softness of a Ruinart? Nothing and a little bit of all this, our style in its own right. » Virginie Taittinger et Ferdinand Pougatch, chefs de cave
In tremendous vintages such as 2014 and 2015 for our "Blanc de Blancs", the Chardonnays provoke emotions equivalent to those of the best Burgundy terroirs.
Its nose, marked by lemon and white flowers, is accessible to all. Its long maturity, is at the service of a volume of mouth and a light tension.
The fresh finish is an ode to chalk and the notes that linger reflect with great elegance all the splendor of Chardonnay.
The very little dosage puts it in the Extra Brut category.
Our Blanc de Blancs is expressive and delicate in texture.
It is the signature of our great terroirs, and the use of only great vintages.
The very delicate bubbles is also characteristic of our VIRGINIE T champagnes.
Our Blanc de Blancs is a blend of several villages, but two grands crus express themselves particularly in this cuvée.
In Cramant, the style of the chardonnay is full-bodied and lively. We particularly appreciate its brioche expression, which over time magnifies our blend. It is a vintage that we have been working on for several generations, especially when we were making the Comtes de Champagne from the Taittinger house, but other houses like Krug are also established there.
In Mailly-Champagne, the style of the chardonnay brings sharpness and ageing to our blend. Grand cru from the northern flank of the Montagne de Reims, where the pinot noir thrives, the chardonnays are rare and express the roasted hazelnut, while bringing finesse, complexity and length.
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Bottled in :
EXTRA BRUT - 4 grams - Alcohol : 12,5%
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