Just imagine walking through a vineyard with a glass of Taittinger champagne. That sounds pretty amazing doesn’t it. It’s a breathtaking view I will be remembering for a long time. Why Taittinger? It’s one of the oldest champagne houses and dates from 1734. With its nearly 300 hectares of vineyards, among the largest in Champagne, Taittinger guarantees a Flawless signature and wines recognized worldwide for their consistent quality.
The hallmark of the Taittinger blend is the high percentage of Chardonnay it contains; this gives the wines ultimate elegance, delicacy and finesse. This can be anything from 40% in the Brut Reserve NV to 100% in the prestigious Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs. It has such an exquisite taste it’s like little angels dancing around on the tip of your tong.
Maybe not your everyday Champagne but the one you’ll want to drink on that special occasion wearing that very special dress and wearing that very favourite flawless looking lipstick.
Prior to the meet, greet and diner venue which was held at the Murigny winery, we were welcomed by Taittinger’s most charming host Pierre Redont (second on the left) who took us on a champagne ride throughout the evening and ended with an exquisite glas of Tattinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé. And to keep us sitting up straight a beautiful diner menu full of complementing dishes was served.
The Taittinger tasting and dinner tour was up most pleasurable and it’s an even greater pleasure to have the opportunity to explore and understand the champagne industry a little bit better. Exquisite weather and a group that is attuned and loves quality champagne, makes me wonder when we can do this again. Off all the tastings I’ve had the privilege to experience, my very favorite was the Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs.
I am a grateful girl to have met this lovely group of people (such as Vivian Buck and Irene van Guin) and loved that Tattinger took me under their wing to explore and experience their world.
Heading to France? Do make a stop at Tattinger HQ in Reims where you can (just about literally) dig into the world of Champagne and enjoy a tasting or two. I’ve had such an amazing time, I’m sure you will too when you’re experiencing that private moment, or as they call it: “L ’instant Taittinger”. Sante.
From left to right:
Regi Blinker , Jean Pierre Redont, Wouter Kwakernaak, Martijn Berkhout , Tony Perez, Niek Beute
Vineyard picture credits: Tony Perez