Brut La Française
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Champagne Taittinger

Brut La Française

Region: France / Champagne
Grapes: 40% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier

Taittinger Brut La Française is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier wines from at least 35 villages. The high proportion of Chardonnay (40%) is unique among fine nonvintage Champagnes. The presses are located in the vineyard for immediate pressing of the fruit after the manual harvest, and the resulting must is cold fermented under temperature-controlled conditions. After resting until the end of winter, the wine is blended, and then the final cuvée undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle in Taittinger’s cool cellars. The aging of Brut La Française on the lees for almost 4 years more than doubles the legal minimum of 15 months. This extra time in the cellars allows the wine to reach the peak of aromatic maturity, and the result is a delicately balanced Champagne, known for its consistently excellent quality.

90 Points

Wine Spectator

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90 Points

Wine Enthusiast

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tasting note

This wine has a subtle, pale gold color with fine, persistent bubbles. It is delicate, with aromas of peach, white flowers, vanilla pod, and brioche on the nose and flavors of fresh fruit and honey on the palate.

food pairing

Excellent as an aperitif or with foods such as seafood and white meat.

technical data

GRAPES: 40% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier
APPELLATION: Champagne
ABV: 12.3%
AGING: 3–4 years on lees

points of distinction

  • Contains a higher proportion of the finer Chardonnay grape than other nonvintage Champagnes, giving elegance and freshness to the wine.
  • Taittinger ages Brut La Française on the lees more than twice as long as is required by AOC law.
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“You’ll know the soul of a house from the quality of its nonvintage Champagne.”

– Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, President

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