Taittinger Brut La Francaise Champagne
Taittinger Brut la Francaise Champagne will make you feel like you're experiencing two different seasons at once. The notes of apple blossoms will remind you of the best parts of autumn, while the citrus and cherry flavors will make it seem as if summer has already arrived. You can pair this beverage with oysters, smoked salmon, or shrimp.
Taittinger Brut La Française is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier wines from at least 35 villages. The high proportion of Chardonnay (40%) is unique among fine nonvintage Champagnes. The presses are located in the vineyard for immediate pressing of the fruit after the manual harvest, and the resulting must is cold fermented under temperature-controlled conditions. After resting until the end of winter, the wine is blended, and then the final cuvée undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle in Taittinger’s cool cellars. The aging of Brut La Française on the lees for almost 4 years more than doubles the legal minimum of 15 months. This extra time in the cellars allows the wine to reach the peak of aromatic maturity, and the result is a delicately balanced Champagne, known for its consistently excellent quality.91 POINTS Wine Advocate