Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 2007

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Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 2007

This great 2007 vintage lives up to all expectations as soon as you open the bottle. It is a moment to treasure. That typical Chardonnay colour is there in all its sparkling, golden glory with shimmers of green coating the constant stream of fine, delicate bubbles. It has a fine and delicate nose which combines white blossom and a certain minerality with general overtones of Anjou light pear and golden raisins. Subtle hints of aniseed and smoky flavours follow this suggestion of fruit. The taste is vibrant, with a combination of lemon and saltiness. 

Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 2007

This great 2007 vintage lives up to all expectations as soon as
you open the bottle. It is a moment to treasure. That typical
Chardonnay colour is there in all its sparkling, golden glory
with shimmers of green coating the constant stream of fine,
delicate bubbles. It has a fine and delicate nose which
combines white blossom and a certain minerality with
general overtones of Anjou light pear and golden raisins.
Subtle hints of aniseed and smoky flavours follow this
suggestion of fruit. The taste is vibrant, with a combination of
lemon and saltiness. This is immediately followed by a
sensation of complex, yet mellow freshness creating the
perfect balance between ripeness and a full-rounded flavour.
It is rounded off by a long-lasting, crisp finish with hints of
salted butter. This elegant wine lives up to its reputation with
its freshness, strength, minerality and mellow fruitiness. its
freshness encapsulates a certain moment in time and
promises interesting cellaring potential.
Vineyard
The Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is composed
exclusively of Chardonnay grown in the five villages of the
Côte des Blancs, which are classified as Grands Crus: Avize,
Chouilly, Cramant, Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger. Only first press
wine (the ‘cuvée’) is used to give it an absolute guarantee of
quality.
Winemaking
Being the most perfect expression of the House style, a Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is
rare. Until its peak, it is subject to a great deal of care and attention and the rigorous criteria
governing its production means that it cannot be created in large volumes. 5% of the wines which
help to create the Comtes de Champagne are matured for 4 months in oak barrels (one-third of
which are renewed each year) to boost the intrinsic qualities of the final blend and provide a hint
of toasted flavour. The celebrated bottles only see daylight after a long and drawn-out maturing
period 18 metres underground lasting 8 to 10 years.
Vintages
The 2007 viticultural year was an exceptional year in terms of both the vines and the final wine.
After a mild winter, and with the unusually warm temperatures, growth started early and many
people were anticipating a harvest by mid-August. However, during May against all expectations,
the vineyards in Champagne suffered awful weather. These conditions interfered with the vines’
flowering period, resulting in great diversity across the region and full bloom only being achieved
between the 24th of May and 1st of June. The grapes matured a little slower as a result of a
mostly cold and gloomy summer. Thankfully at the end of August came the return of the sun and
with it hope, as the fruit began to mature perfectly. Harvesting did not start until the 30th of
August and was carried out under a cold, dry wind. This resulted in a healthy, good quality crop.
The Chardonnay grapes were delicate and clear, and their citrus and white fruit aromas showed
great potential.
Food match
Grilled and Roasted White Meats

Grapes
100% Chardonnay
Region/Appellation
Champagne
Alcohol by volume
12.5%
Residual Sugar
9 g/l

More Information
Vintage 2007
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