Taittinger, Folies de la Marquetterie

£78.00

The body is deep yellow in colour with golden highlights. The bubbles are fine and delicate. The intense, highly fruity bouquet leads onto peach and apricot jam aromas with subtle hints of toasted brioche and vanilla. On the palate, this wine is full-bodied, smooth, and fruity with dominant peach flavours. The distinctive and expressive finish delivers lightly woody notes. Les Folies de la Marquetterie is a full-flavoured and harmonious champagne distinguished by its immense richness and complexity.

Ideal with robust dishes such as roasted meats and fish in sauce.

“Folies de la Marquetterie” proposes a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, sourced from vines growing on the hillsides around the house. The acquisition of the Château de la Marquetterie and the surrounding vineyards, a site known as “Les Folies”, marked the beginning of the family’s Champagne adventure. The vineyard grew very quickly, and the House now presents more than 35 different crus. “Folies de la Marquetterie” pays tribute to this story. The signature tends to dense and profound, with opulent aromas.
The Taittinger family has managed the Champagne House for nearly a century. Its aim has always been the pursuit of excellence. Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger has embodied this commitment for 40 years, and today he shares it with his son, Clovis and his daughter who both work beside him in the day to day running of the Champagne House. The estate was bought by the Taittingers – a family of wine merchants – in 1932, and thanks to the great depression and subsequent low land prices, the family also picked up huge swathes of vineyard. From 1945-1960, Francois Taittinger established the cellars in the Abbey of Saint-Nicaise, and after his death in 1960 his brother Claude took over, pushing the estate into a Champagne house of world renown. Such was the status of the label that the Taittinger family soon expanded its business into other luxury goods. However, this eventually led to financial difficulties, and in 2005 the Taittinger brand – including the Champagne house – was sold to the American owned Starwood Hotel Group. The sale was badly received by the Champagne industry, with many fearing the new owners – unfamiliar with the culture of Champagne – would put profit ahead of quality. Once Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger had bought back the family Champagne House in 2006, he assembled a backroom staff of motivated young professionals to work with him, forging its future. Taittinger is therefore one of the few remaining independently owned Champagne Houses.

  • Contains Sulphites
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