Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2004

Cuvee: Rosé
Vintage: 2004
The Blend

Always vintaged and made from the Grands Crus Chardonnays from the prestigious Côte des Blancs (30%) and the finest Pinot Noirs in Champagne (15% of which are are vinified as red), the Comtes de Champagne Rosé owes the privilege of being the house’s rarest cuvée to this exclusive composition.

Vintage 2004

The grape harvest, which began with the Chardonnays on September 20th, proved to be one of the most abundant in Champagne’s history. It was very sound and of excellent quality.

The Chardonnays are of remarkable quality: balanced, complex, long, fresh and invigorating. The Pinot Noirs are elegant and structured.

Despite its unremarkable weather conditions, 2004 is an exuberant vintage. Although the winter was chilly, there was no period of intense cold. The very pleasant spring had low rainfall. The flowering period was long and began in mid-June, when the weather was cool. The summer was cool also, with weak sunshine, and was dry until mid-August when a beneficial period of rain began. The return of the sun and heat at the beginning of September favoured ripening.

Tasting Notes

Eye

Comtes de Champagne Rosé Millésimé 2004 is a rich rose colour. The bubbles are extraordinarily delicate and form a wonderfully fine necklace of mousse.

Nose

The nose, at once highly refined, fresh and young, reveals subtle and complex aromas of berries gently combining wild strawberries, morello cherries and blackcurrants. In thebackground blossoms a hint of fresh almonds and liquorice.

Palate

The initial fruitiness quickly intensifies on the palate. The mid-palate is rich and structured, with a tannin tartness reminiscent of blackcurrant and wined pears. The generous finish maintains balance and freshness.

Still young, but already possessing great class, Comtes de Champagne Rosé Millésimé 2004 has a tannic structure that is becoming rounder and its depth and perfection are still improving.

Food pairing

This celebratory and ceremonial wine has qualities that make it suitable for all occasions: during a meal or to accompany a dessert of berries or fruit salad.


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