Taittinger Cuvée Folies de la Marquetterie

Cuvee: Prestige Cuvée
Vintage: Multi-Vintage

Château de la Marquetterie, “the little jewel” of the Champagne wine-growing region, was, prior to the French Revolution, the residence of writer Jacques Cazotte, author of Le Diable Amoureux, and the venue for village fairs where philosophers and intellectuals of the Enlightenment would gather.

General de Castelnau also used the stately home as his headquarters during the Battle of Champagne in 1915, while much earlier, in the 17th century, Brother Oudart, a Benedictine Monk, discovered some of the secrets of Champagne fermentation.

The Blend

The House’s very first ‘Champagne de Domaine’, Les Folies de la Marquetterie is a blend of Chardonnays (45%) and Pinot Noirs (55%), made exclusively from grapes grown at the Folies vineyard that overlooks the Château de la Marquetterie, the birthplace of the Taittinger family Champagne.

A ‘green’ harvest is carried out on the selected plots of vines to ensure the fruit offers optimum sweetness and maturity. Only the juice from the first pressing is used in the cuvée. Each plot is vinified in small volumes and certain batches in oak casks.

The bottles are aged for five years on lees to bring this wine to reach the perfect harmony.

Tasting Notes

Eye

Deep yellow in colour with golden highlights. The bubbles are fine and delicate.

Nose

The intense nose is very fruity, with aromas of peach and apricot compote, with subtle notes of toasted brioche and vanilla.

Palate

The palate is full-bodied, smooth and fruity, with flavour of yellow peach dominates. The distinctive and expressive finish delivers light woody notes.

A rich and harmonious Champagne, Les Folies de la Marquetterie is distinctive for its immense richness and complexity.

Food Pairing

This “terroir” wine, structured and powerful, is the ideal accompaniment to robust dishes such as roasted meats and fish in sauce.


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