Champagne Taittinger Collection Salgado 2008

 

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Champagne Taittinger Collection Salgado 2008

The 2008 vintage has produced wines characterized by freshness and vivacity, with a perfectly integrated acidity that suggests they will age very well. Intense and mineral, the nose combines floral and citrus notes (lemon and grapefruit). On the palate, fruit and richness predominate.

Champagne Taittinger Collection Salgado 2008

The 2008 vintage has produced wines characterized by
freshness and vivacity, with a perfectly integrated acidity
that suggests they will age very well. Intense and mineral, the
nose combines floral and citrus notes (lemon and grapefruit).
On the palate, fruit and richness predominate.
Vineyard
The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes are harvested mostly
from the Grands Crus in Montagne de Reims and the borders
of the Vallée de la Marne.
Winemaking
Taittinger Brut Millésimé 2008 is exclusively blended from
first press wines. This wine is made when the harvest is of
exceptional quality and Taittinger consider it to be a vintage
wine. Following first fermentation the wines are then aged
for over six years on their lees in the Taittinger cellars –
allowing the aromas to slowly mature and the wine to
develop length and complexity before being released.
Vintages
After a mild, rainy winter, with no particularly cold periods,
an overcast spring began with a few very localised frosts.
While there was some uneven grape size development,
especially in the Chardonnays in mid-June, the growing
season, with relatively little sunshine, was not overly troubled by the usual vineyard diseases. The
harvests officially started on 12th September but many waited a few days to start picking, which
paid dividends in terms of ripeness. The weather was pleasantly cool and dry during the picking
period, resulting in a fine, very healthy harvest. The Chardonnays are refined and vigorous, with
good minerality. The Pinot Noirs are fruity and vinous, with finishes that are still lively. The 2008
wines stand out for their remarkable freshness and vivacity. The acidity is very firm and wellintegrated, suggesting a good potential to age.
Food match
Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
More a collectors Champagne but good with creamy fish dishes

Grapes
50% Chardonnay
50% Pinot Noir
Region/Appellation
Champagne
Alcohol by volume
12.5%
Residual Sugar
9 g/l

More Information
Bottles Per Case 1
Vintage 2008
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