Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2000

Taittinger is a house that does not need great presentations, one of the best known brands and the general public with a production of over 5 million bottles, is present in major retail channels including supermarkets. Aside from a brief period between 2005 and 2006 during which the group Taittinger was under the control of the U.S. group Starwood, the ownership and management have always been the family.

The cuvée prestige of Taittinger is dedicated to the Counts of Champagne, who ruled the region between about 1000 and 1400, and could not be otherwise, since the logo is just the seal of Count Theobald IV, legend has it that he had brought the grape chardonnay from Cyprus, returning from a crusade.comtes_de_champagne

Comtes de Champagne is produced in version blanc de blancs and rosé version, both vintage. On this occasion we will talk about the blancs de blancs vintage 2000, a cuvée of reference of the house.
It ‘a vintage blanc de blancs assembled then only with Chardonnay and only grand cru 100% of the Cote de Blancs (Avize, Chouilly, Oger, Mesnil-sur-Oger), obviously only the first pressing. 5% of the cuvée is fermented in wooden barrels. The aging in the cellar lasts 10 years. The Comtes de Champagne is a blanc de blancs persuasive, nose, citrus and bread crust. In the mouth there is a good balance between the aromatic complexity and finesse, the dosage to 10 g liter makes it a bit ‘tacked on too sweet for my taste, but it does not matter, white peach and pastries, a mineral finish and well-integrated acidity. It ‘sa delicate blanc de blancs and played on the finesse and delicacy, great to drink alone for pleasure or to accompany seafood or raw fish.

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