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Taittinger Collection Salgado 2008
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Taittinger Collection Salgado 2008 Champagne

"To my grandson, who will one day be an entrepreneur and be the guardian of the family tradition." Little did the author know how true this prophecy of Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger would prove to be - it was a gutsy move buying back the family business in 2008 - but one that has truly paid off. One of the last big independent, family-owned houses that uphold the name not only on the label, but in their management; Pierre-Emmanuel remains President, whilst his son, Clovis, is Export Director, and his daughter, Vitalie, handles the company's artistic vision. Comtes de Champagne is the pinnacle of Taittinger's range offering finesse, elegance and layers of complexity.

As quality is of paramount importance, Taittinger only uses grapes from the finest vineyards in Champagne. Ranking in the top two major Champagne houses who self supply all of their grapes, by owning some 288 hectares of vineyards in the best localities. This ensures a regular supply of approximately 50% of Taittinger's annual needs, significantly more than other well known Champagne houses. The remaining 50% come from carefully selected growers, some of whom have links going back four generations or more.

The hallmark of Taittinger Champagne is the high percentage of Chardonnay used in the winemaking which amounts to anything from 40% in the NV to 100% in the prestigious Comtes de Champagne. The Chardonnay dominance provides for a style of elegance, delicacy and finesse which is recognised worldwide and has earned the house many accolades and awards over the years.

The Taittinger Collection first began in 1983, when Claude Taittinger approached his first artist, Hungarian Victor Vasarely. The idea was to create a unique bottle for the 1978 vintage champagne. Salgado is the 14th edition of the collection and it was designed by Brazilian artist Sebastiao Salgado. The bottle features a leopard captured drinking from the Barab River Valley in Damaraland, Namibia, in 2005. The bottle contains Taittinger Vintage 2008.

2008 began with a frosty winter that to affected the vines and resulted in a late bud burst. However, the weather in May improved leading to the vines growing fast. Disease in the vineyards had to be controlled due to regular damp conditions. However, a bright and warm summer has created a harvest renowned for its liveliness and freshness.

On the nose, yeasty bread aromas combine with an abundance of ripe fruits. The palate is full of lemon and mandarin hints, this freshness is continued throughout to the finish which lingers with complex flavours.

Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir 50%, Chardonnay 50%
Dosage: 9 g/L

Taittinger Collection Salgado 2008 Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
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Taittinger Collection Salgado
Taittinger Collection Salgado
VinousMedia.com,
Aug 2016
92/100
“Taittinger’s 2008 Brut Millesimé is a powerful, bold wine. The intensity of the year has been tempered by lovely mid-palate depth and what feels like dosage that is on the higher end of the spectrum, which means Taittinger’s 2008 is more accessible now than many other 2008. Dried pear, brioche, honey, mint, chamomile and wild flowers blossom into the creamy, inviting finish. There is a lot to like. Although not especially complex, the 2008 should drink well for the next decade or so. And the 2008 Comtes? Well, it is shaping up to be epic.”
Bought directly from Hatch Mansfield, the UK agent for Taittinger. This is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave
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