Virginie Taittinger chose to combine the best Grands Crus from the 2008 harvest, an outstanding vintage, and 15% of reserve cuvee from the 2007 harvest. Equilibrium and elegance are obtained by assembling the finest vintages of those two great years. The 6 years old Grande Cuvée, has been aged on the lees in the cellars for 6 years under perfect conditions in terms of temperature and humidity. It also benefits from being allowed to rest for a minimum of 6 months following conditioning in order to achieve perfect maturity.
Region: Champagne, Sillery
Grape Variety: 70% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier
Alcohol Percentage: 12%
Color: Pale gold with very fine effervescence
Nose: The Pinot Noir dominates with its powerful fruit aromas that brings out a lot of softness and sweetness
Palate: Lively and fresh yet generous, soft and full on the palate. Its vinosity is constant due to its ageing. Exceptional length
Champagne Virginie T 6 ans d'age
Virginie Taittinger is the daughter of Claude Taittinger, CEO of Taittinger for 46 years, and Catherine de Suarez d’Aulan, whose family owned Piper-Heidsieck from 1851 to 1988. Virginie was genetically programmed to become a Grande Dame of Champagne! In 1986, Virginie Taittinger joined the company where, at her father’s side, for more than 20 years, she learned all the skills connected to the production, handling and interna- tional marketing of champagne, as well as other sparkling wines in California and Val de Loire.
The grapes sourced from Champagne's best locations: 85% are from grand cru vineyard sites in Verzenay and Avize.
Each Cuvée has its own personality that suits today’s taste. ‘We have no other choice but to bring something new, innovative, and surprising from the assemblage to the packaging or the way we distribute our Champagnes!’. Quantities are tiny for these delcious and complex cuvees but prices are very attractive!