Taittinger - Comtes de Champagne
Comtes de Champagne, in its Blanc de Blancs version and its more recent Rosé one, is Taittinger’s most prestigious creation.
The bottle is dedicated to Thibaut IV, King of Navarra and last Count of Champagne. On his way back from a Crusade, passing through Cyprus, he brought a grapevine with him. Legend tells that it was a Chardonnay ancestor.
The Comtes de Champagne (Blanc de Blancs version) is only produced in the best vintages. The first was in 1952. Since 2000 the vintages released till now have been 2000, 2004, 2005 e 2006 (the last on the market). The 2007 and 2008 versions are soon to be released.
Here we’re focusing on the 2006 version, whose bouquet exteriorizes flowers and white fruits, peach, pear, loquat combined with freshness and vegetal notes in contrast with the nice buttery tone. On the palate it’s both silky and structured, with a perfect balance between sweetness and sourness, a full fruit basket and a precise minerality to confirm the impression of a great quality wine that truly convinces us with its character and rigor. Pair it with sole meunière and you’ll be happy.