Taittinger Prélude Grands Crus

Cuvee: Brut Non-Vintage
Vintage: Multi-Vintage

Prélude Grands Crus is a joyous blend of finesse and complexity. Its balance of freshness and aromatic expression is outstanding.

The Blend

Prélude Grands Crus Cuvée is composed of Chardonnay (50%) and Pinot Noir (50%) that Taittinger has selected exclusively from the top Grands Crus vineyards classified as “100%” in the Champagne system. Produced only using first press wines, this rare blend offers the finesse and structure that a great wine needs if it to be laid down for any length of time.

Aged for more than five years in the cellar, the Prélude cuvée is unique for its remarkable youth and great wealth of flavours.

Tasting Notes

Eye

The brilliant body is pale yellow with silver highlights, a sign of the high proportion of exceptional Chardonnays. The bubbles are fine and form a persistent and delicately creamy ring of foam.

Nose

The wine is subtle and fresh on the nose. The initial mineral aromas quickly give way to green and then fl oral notes with the fragrance of elderflowers and spicy cinnamon undertones.

Palate

On the palate, this wine strikes the perfect balance of the instantly minerally Chardonnay and the strongly expressive Pinot Noir. The entry onto the palate is clean and lively, dominated by very exceedingly fresh citrus notes. These segue into much fuller, rounder and silkier flavours where white peaches in syrup predominate. The finish is rich, lingering and bursting with flavour.

Food Pairing

Prélude “Grands Crus” is a cuvée that makes an excellent aperitif or accompaniment to classic seafood dishes.


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