Taittinger remains one of the few Champagne Houses to be owned and actively managed by the family named on the label.
The quality of this signature wine rests upon Taittingerâ€™s skill to select the regionâ€™s finest grapes, using mostly their own vineyards which gives greater control and consistent quality. It is the introduction to the Taittinger house style â€“ light, elegant and beautifully balanced.
The grapes for the Brut RÃ©serve come from prime vineyards throughout Champagne, with approximately 50% coming from the Taittinger Estate. It is a carefully balanced blend of wines from more than 35 'crus'.
Produced each year from 95% first pressings of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay this is the definitive cuvÃ©e of Champagne Taittinger. It also includes a proportion of reserve wine to ensure consistency from year to year. Prior to release the Brut RÃ©serve is aged for 3-4 years giving the wine depth whilst allowing the component parts to become fully integrated.
The Brut RÃ©serve is renowned for its golden yellow colour with a consistent, fine, lingering mousse. The nose is light and delicate with hints of fruits and brioche. The palate is lean, but has considerable depth and elegance with a long fresh finish. There is no specific drinking occasion for the Brut RÃ©serve. Its elegance and lightness give it the flexibility to be the Champagne for the moment but it is always an excellent aperitif.