One of the classic producers of Champagne, Taittinger has created a special vintage Champagne honoring artist Robert Rauschenberg. In the glass and on the palate, this wine is a work of art that features delicate aromas of freshly baked bread, lemon peel, and granite.
The house was established in 1818 and is now headed by François Billecart, who crafts elegant wines inspired by his personal maxim: “Tradition is meaningless without great quality.” Intense nuances of quince, bing cherry, and toast round out this delicious wine.
Tasting notes: Delivers layers of creamy flavor—vanilla, hazelnut, and buttery brioche—that dissolve gradually to a precisely focused finish punctuated by pinpoint bubbles. Worth knowing: Struck by the remarkable climate and soil of the Carneros region of the Napa Valley, Claude Taittinger, president of the impressive Champagne house, opened Domaine Carneros winery in 1989 with the […]
Tasting notes: A classic, it’s dense and packed with mineral and spice and delivers concentrated peach and stone fruit. Worth knowing: Wholly owned by the Trimbach family for more than 200 years, although not bottled as a single-vineyard wine until 1919, Clos Sainte-Hune produces one of the world’s greatest Rieslings. Interestingly, Alsace regulations forbid the […]
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