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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose 2007

Mix 12
£135.00
Mix 6
£139.00
Per Bottle
£142.00
Description & Technical Information
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Originally known as Forest-Fourneaux with history dating back to 1734 and in 1932 Pierre Taittinger bought the House and the Taittinger label was born. A century of incredible growth saw Taittinger become one of the biggest producers and today is one of the last big independent, family-owned Houses. Pierre-Emmanuel retired in 2019 and was succeeded as President by his daughter Vitalie. They own 288-hectares of vineyards and the Taittinger style is the high percentage of Chardonnay. In 2017 Taittinger received two environmental accreditations: the ‘Viticulture Durable en Champagne’ (Sustainable vine-growing in Champagne) and the Haute Valeur Environnementale (HVE – High environmental sustainability.)

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé is a prestige cuvée made entirely from grapes sourced from the best vines in the prestigious Côte des Blancs and Montage de Reims regions. It is only produced when the harvest is of exceptional quality worthy of a vintage year. Winemaking methods involve strictly using just the first press juice and ageing 5% of the wines for four months in new oak barrels - a third of which are renewed every year - to enhance the intrinsic qualities and complexities of the final blend. The Pinot Noir grapes, 15% of which are made into red wine, originate from the famous vineyards of Bouzy. Presented in 18th century antique style bottles, this hand-crafted champagne is aged eighteen metres underground in the UNESCO status Saint-Nicaise cellars in Reims for a minimum of eight years before being released.

Weather: Mostly a warm year, 2007 was characterised by unexpected major weather events. A warm spring was followed by a cool summer, although the end of the ripening process was excellent, with harvests taking place in ideal conditions.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | Pinot Noir: Bouzy | Chardonnay: Avize, Chouilly, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger | Red Wine: Bouzy
Grape Varieties: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay | inc. 15% Red Wine
Ageing: 8-10 years on the lees
Dosage: 9 g/l
Drink: Now to 2031

Tasting Note: On the nose this champagne has bursts of strawberries, morello cherries and blackcurrants. On the palate it is very expressive with more blackcurrant flavour and a hint of pear. The mid-palate contains a tannin tartness that leads to a magnificent finish that lingers. Ideal for fruit desserts.
Champagne Taittinger Overview
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Expert Reviews
93 → 95/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Deep colour with orange hues. This full, rich and winey Comtes Rosé is for the time being very young with tannic structure keeping much of the ripe, spice laden fruit at the back. Quite full and winey on the palate lined with notable tannin and enough freshness and salinity.”
18/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Pale strawberry colour with an orange tinge (none of this provençal pale nonsense…). Lots of evolution and real bite on the end. No attempt at being smooth; this wants to finish dry (drier than the Blanc de Blancs in fact) making a really textural impact on the palate. Mixed-citrus-peel sensation – a bit like the flavours you get in Sicilian cannoli. Extremely appetising and unusual. Long and complex. A food wine really…
Drink 2020–2030”
17.5+/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“This is the current vintage, just launched. They have gone from five to 12 years on lees. Contains as much as 14–16% red Bouzy wine (long, cold maceration).
Quite deep rose gold. Ripe tomato nose. Quite a bit of fine tannin. Edgy and lively. Food wine. Still quite chewy. This was the first year when the white was released before the rosé.
Awards
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IWC Gold 2021
News Articles
  1. The Taittinger Collection: 1983-2016

    The Taittinger Collection: 1983-2016

    December 1, 2021

    We are selling an extremely rare complete set of The Taittinger Collection: The Art of Champagne - 13 champagnes in total, from vintage 1978 to vintage 2008.
  2. 2018 Vins Clairs: A Vintage Summary

    2018 Vins Clairs: A Vintage Summary

    June 14, 2019

    Earlier this year, we tasted a range of 2018 vins clairs with winemakers at fifteen different houses in Champagne. Thanks to exceptional weather throughout the year, some have been calling it 'the vintage of the century' and expectations are already sky-high. But just how much potential does 2018 have?
  3. Taittinger: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    Taittinger: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    April 7, 2019

    The unusual weather patterns in 2018 produced the "perfect conditions for the vineyard", according to new Taittinger Chef de Cave Alexandre Ponnavoy. We met last month to taste the vins clairs, which displayed incredible specificity: each wine showcasing the distinctive characteristics of its individual origins.
  4. The Future According to Taittinger

    The Future According to Taittinger

    October 20, 2017

    Our trip to Reims in August included a smorgasbord of Taittinger: over twenty champagne tasted with head winemaker Loïc Dupont, including an interesting look into the future with Comtes de Champagne 2008 and 2012.
  5. Taittinger: One Big Champagne Family

    Taittinger: One Big Champagne Family

    March 30, 2017

    We tasted the 2016 base wines with Vitalie Taittinger, Loïc Dupont & Damien Le Sueur. Discussing the influence of oak barrels, the new 'image of Taittinger Rosé', the potential for Comtes 2016 and Taittinger's new winery; this was a truly eye-opening visit.
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