Produced only in exceptional vintage years and intended as the ultimate expression of the Taittinger style, this wine is composed entirely of Chardonnay grapes grown in the top vineyards of the prestigious Côte des Blancs. Only the first press juice is used. A small proportion (5%) of the blend spends three to four months in new oak barrels, enhancing the intrinsic qualities of the final blend. Prior to disgorgement, the Blanc de Blancs is aged for 10 years on the lees in 13th-century chalk cellars that were once the property of Saint Nicaise abbey.

93 Points
Wine Spectator Insider
2011 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2011 vintage was very different, marked by early ripening and a spring drought. This forced the root network to delve deep in the earth in search of the water it needed for proper growth. An exceptional vintage for Grands Crus Chardonnay from Côtes de Blancs.
Tasting Note
Delicious notes of gingerbread, liquorice and meringue. This Comtes de Champagne delivers aromas of delicate white fruit: vine peach, cherimoya and mandarin peel subtly blended with light touches of almond pastry.
Food Pairing
Perfect for a special celebration, this champagne is the ideal match for a seafood, shellfish or fish entrée.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Champagne
PH: 3.12
ACIDITY: 4.3 g/l
ABV: 12.5%
DOSAGE: 9.8
AGING: Aged for 4 months in new oak barrels.
Unique Selling Points
  • The wine for celebrations!
  • The ultimate expression of the Taittinger style
  • Produced only in exceptional vintage years
  • Made entirely from Chardonnay grapes from the top vineyards of the prestigious Côte des Blancs
  • Aged 10 years on the lees

About the Grape

Chardonnay
Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
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