Taittinger Brut Millésimé is produced from selected Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes grown in vineyards in several of the finest microclimates of the Champagne region. It is produced only in vintage years when the harvest yields fruit of excellence equal to Taittinger’s rigorous standards of quality. The Chardonnay grapes are harvested from the Grands Crus of the Côte des Blancs and the Pinot Noir comes from the Grands Crus of Montagne de Reims and the edge of Vallée de la Marne. Following harvest, the grapes are pressed immediately in press houses located among the vineyards, yielding a first pressing which is the only juice used for this wine. At the winery, fermentation takes place under temperature-controlled conditions. Blending occurs after the primary fermentation, and thereafter the final cuvée undergoes the secondary fermentation in the bottle in Taittinger’s cool cellars. Aged for five years on the lees, the wine acquires complexity and the fine, pinpoint bubbles characteristic of its sparkle.

93 Points
Jeb Dunnuck
2015 vintage
93 Points
2015 vintage
Harvest Note
The mild winter gave way to a varied spring with a period of freezing temperatures followed by intesnse heat. The vines reached full bloom at usual times during June. Summer had plenty of sunshine and little rain. The ripening of the Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays was given a boost from August rainfall. Crops were harvested in mid-September, giving rise to elegant, fresh, and fruity wines.
Tasting Note
The 2015 vintage is precise, pure and fruity. This freshness feeds into a bouquet of white flowers - orange blosson, lime flower and honeysuckle along with aromas of fresh fruits like lime and white peach, and notes of toasted almonds. On the palate, it is full of energy, precise and focused. This rich, fruity, and smooth sensation with a hint of citrus provides excellent balance between structure and finesse. Its almost chalky finish caresses the palate with a long and lingering tone.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir
PH: 3.03
ACIDITY: 4.45 g/l
ABV: 12.54%
AGING: Aged in bottle for minimum 5 years
Unique Selling Points
  • A classic vintage Champagne produced from equal parts of black and white grapes
  • Produced only in exceptional vintage years
  • Aged in bottle more than 5 years

About the Grape

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.
Pinot Noir
In France, makes a silky, deceptively powerful wine of elegant, complex aromas and subtle, red fruit flavors, with earthy, floral, mushroom and mineral notes. In California, shows ripe, sweet characters.
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