Taittinger, Folies de La Marquetterie

Champagne, France   |  Champagne   |  Chardonnay, Pinot Noir   |  NV
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TAIT-FOLI-NV
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Product Name Qty
TAIT-FOLI-NV-1-750-DP
1 x 750ml
£55.50

Only 44 left

TAIT-FOLI-NV-6-750-DP
6 x 750ml
£332.00
94pts William Kelley, Wine Advocate

The latest release of Taittinger's NV Brut Folies de la Marquetterie is showing superbly, bursting from the glass with aromas of fresh bread, crisp stone fruit, buttered toast, citrus oil and mirabelle plums. Full-bodied, vinous and fleshy, with an enveloping core of fruit, racy acids and a pillowy pinpoint mousse, it's a gourmand, concentrated wine with the substance to evolve with grace in the cellar.

The House’s very first “Champagne de Domaine”, Les Folies de la Marquetterie is a blend of Chardonnays (45%) and Pinot Noirs (55%), made exclusively from grapes grown at the Folies vineyard that overlooks Château de la Marquetterie, the birthplace of the Taittinger family champagne. A “green” harvest is carried out on the selected plots of vines to ensure the fruit offers optimum sweetness and aromatic maturity. After harvesting, only the juice from the first pressing is reserved. Each plot is vinified in small volumes and certain batches in oak casks.The bottles are aged for five years to bring this wine to complete harmony

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.

This “terroir” wine, structured and powerful, pays homage to the 18th century and is the ideal accompaniment to robust dishes such as roasted meats and fish in sauce.

Château de la Marquetterie, set in the heart of the Champagne wine-growing region, was, prior to the French Revolution, the one-time residence of writer Jacques Cazotte, author of French classic Le Diable Amoureux, and a site for village fairs where philosophers and intellectuals of the Enlightenment would gather. General Castelnau also used the stately home as his headquarters during the Battle of Champagne in 1915, while much earlier, in the 17th century, Brother Oudart, a Benedictine Monk, discovered some of the secrets of champagne fermentation.

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  Grower Taittinger
  Bottle size 750
  Duty Paid / In Bond Duty Paid
  Vintage NV
  Country France
  Region Champagne
  Grape Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
  Wine Type Sparkling wines
  Wine Style Champagne
  Winemaking Sustainable farming
  Oak Unoaked
  Drinkability Drink now
  Sweetness Dry

Taittinger

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