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Taittinger Les Folies de la Marquetterie

Champagne - Brut - Premier Cru - Taittinger

A Champagne in homage to the Château de la Marquetterie, property of the Taittingers.

$60.47
0,75L bottle with box
In stock

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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Data sheets
Grape varieties
Pinot Noir 55%
Chardonnay 45%
Producer
Taittinger

Taittinger

It was in 1734 that Jacques Fourneaux created a Maison de Commerce de vin de Champagne as he was working with the great Benedictine abbeys who then owned the finest Champagne vineyards.

Jacques Fourneaux started this business in Reims, selling still Champagne red and white wines, followed by sparkling wines from these magnificent vineyards.

He is the third in the history of Champagne to start trading. The Fourneaux joined forces with Antoine Forest in the 1820s. The new business soon prospered under the name Forest-Fourneaux.

For a time, the company occupied the Hôtel le Vergeur in "Reims", before transferring, after the First World War, its business to rue de Tambour in the 13th-century home of the Comtes de Champagne.

In 1932, Pierre Taittinger acquired Château de la Marquetterie near Epernay from the Maison de Champagne Forest-Fourneaux. From 1945 to 1960, the company was managed by François Taittinger, assisted by his two brothers Jean and Claude, and it was during this period that the company moved into the cellars of the Saint-Nicaise abbey, built in the 13th century on Gallo-Roman chalk pits dating back to the 4th century. Then, in 1960, Claude Taittinger took over the helm and gave the company a considerable boost.

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Description Taittinger Les Folies de la Marquetterie.

La Marquetterie, a castle on the hillside facing the vineyard, was before the French Revolution, the residence of the writer Jacques Cazotte, the author of Le Diable Amoureux. General de Castelnau made it his headquarters during the battle of Champagne in 1915.

This Champagne comes exclusively from the vineyard of "La Marquetterie", the cradle of the Taittinger family, located in Pierry, Premier Cru.

It is made from the vines planted on this Premier Cru vineyard with 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay.

Only the first pressings have been retained and the vinification takes place in oak barrels.

The robe is a deep gold with golden hues of autumn.

The nose is intense and fruity, developing fragrances of vine peach and apricot compote followed by notes of toasted brioche and vanilla.

Palate: ample, fruity with a dominant of yellow peach. The finish is complex and rich, marked by woody notes.

This champagne will ideally accompany a meal based on robust dishes such as roasted meats or fish in sauce.

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