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Taittinger Folies de la Marquetterie NV

Mix 12
£46.00
Mix 6
£50.00
Per Bottle
£52.00
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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.)

The Château de la Marquetterie is situated in the heart of the Champagne wine-growing region in Pierry near Epernay and is owned by Champagne Taittinger. Prior to the French Revolution it was a meeting place for philosophers and authors of the ìAge of Enlightenmentî and a site for village fairs. The vineyard around the Château de la Marquetterie is known as "Les Folies" and is a sunny south, southwest exposed vineyard, this combined with its soils produce Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes of exceptional quality. One parcel around the Château de la Marquetterie is known as "Les Folies" and is a sunny south, southeast exposed vineyard, this combined with its soils produce Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes of exceptional quality.

A single cru from the family home it is a special dedication to the history and is traditionally made. It is produced exclusively from grapes grown at "Les Folies", picked after the first "green" harvest, giving the wine optimum sweetness and aromatic maturity. The champagne is from a single vintage, non declared and is only made in the best years.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Les Folies
Grape Varieties: 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay
Ageing: 5 years on the lees
Dosage: 9 g/l
Disgorged: October 2018
Base Vintage: 2014
Alcohol: 12.5%
Drink: Now to 2030

Tasting Note: Deep yellow with golden highlights and fine, delicate bubbles. It has an intense, fruity bouquet with aromas of peaches, apricot jam and subtle hints of toasted brioche and vanilla. On the palate is it full-bodied, fruity and graceful with golden peach flavours. The long finish is distinctive with light toasty notes.
Champagne Taittinger Overview
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Expert Reviews
89 → 91
Essi Avellan MW
“Medium-deep lemon yellow colour. Stylish, subdued but layered nose of toasty, mineral and sweet fruity nuances. Fine, creamy mousse. Firm and lively, this cuvée greatly benefits from time on cork, enhancing its depth and complexity. ”
92/100
Josh Raynolds
“ 55% pinot noir and 45% chardonnay, from a single vineyard in Pierry, due south of Epernay and near Cuis; L1202FC00100): Pale gold. Red berries, rose and orange peel on the fragrant, floral-accented nose and in the mouth. Sappy and broad, with very good depth and an energizing note of chalky minerals. Gains weight with air and finishes with excellent breadth, clarity and lingering mineral and honeysuckle notes. ”
Awards
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CSWWC 2020 Gold
CSWWC Gold 2019
News Articles
  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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