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Taittinger Champagne Prelude Grand Crus

Taittinger Champagne Prelude Grand Crus 750ml      
Sku: 1212504*

Taittinger Prelude is produced exclusively from Grand Cru vineyards, with half the blend composed of Chardonnay primarily from Avize and Le Mesnil sur Oger in the Cote des Blancs, and half of Pinot Noir mainly from Mailly, Bouzy and Ambonnay in the Montagne de Reims. Following harvest, the grapes are pressed immediately in press houses located among the vineyards, yielding a first pressing which is the only pressing used in Prelude. At the winery, fermentation takes place under temperature-controlled conditions. Blending occurs after the primary fermentation, and thereafter the final cuvee undergoes the second fermentation in the bottle in Taittinger’s cool cellars, during which the wine acquires its complexity and fine, pinpoint bubbles. The wine is aged for five years on the lees, as opposed to the required minimum of one, to develop body and bouquet.

Tasting notes
The wine’s brilliant, pale yellow color with silvery reflections indicates the high proportion of Chardonnay. This Champagne is subtle and fresh on the nose, with mineral aromas that quickly give way to notes of elderflowers and spicy cinnamon. In the mouth, lean mineral Chardonnay notes delicately balance the aromatic strength of Pinot Noir. The lively palate is dominated by fresh citrus and white peaches in syrup. Over time, this Champagne develops to become more full-bodied, round and silky with a rich, lingering finish that bursts with flavor.

Rating
 Wine Spectator 90 points
Bold fizz.Fresh, vivid and flavorful, offering pencil shavings, peach, citrus and ginger notes on a racy, elegant frame. Really alive, and the finish lingers on and on.

Food pairing
Makes an excellent aperitif or accompaniment to classic seafood dishes.

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Country: France
Region: Champagne
Grape Varietal: Champagne Blend
Type: Sparkling
 
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