About This Wine
In 1934, Pierre-Charles Taittinger acquired a chateau — a castle, really — in Reims, France.
But he got more than a chateau/castle. He also got a system of caves, dating back to the 4th century, which turned out to be perfect for cellaring wine. In fact, the monks who once lived on the estate used the caves for that very purpose.
Today, the Taittinger estate is headed up by Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, who uses estate-grown fruit and grapes from quality-focused neighbor growers to craft the exquisite sparkling wines that have made the Taittinger name synonymous with Champagne.
For the estate’s Brut La Francise, grapes from no fewer than 30 Champagne vineyards are selected, with the ultimate blend consisting of 60 percent Pinot Noir and 40 percent Chardonnay. The fine mousse is complemented by engaging aromas and flavors that range from peach to green apple, and from honey to toasted bread — another in a long line of sparkling Taittinger success stories.
Champagne is a sparkling wine produced by inducing the in-bottle secondary fermentation of the wine to effect carbonation. It is produced exclusively within the Champagne region of France.
- Grape Composition:60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay
- Grape Source:Champagne Growing Region of France
- Aromas & Flavors:Peach, Lemon, Honey, Green Apple and Toasted Bread
- When to Drink:Now Through 2016
- Food Pairing Suggestionan assortment of shellfish on ice.
Fruity aromas of apple, orange blossom, toast and nuts. Fat, ripe and suave; a medium-bodied, middle-of-the-road wine with a moderate dosage and a nice light touch. Finishes clean and persistent. An excellent non-vintage brut.