Brut Millésimé

An exceptional year

The Taittinger Champagne House only creates a ‘cuvée millésimée’ when the grape harvest is of an outstanding quality. Several years of maturing in the cellars will then be needed to ensure that the aromas slowly mature and develop the wine’s complexity and long-lasting character. Our vintages are made wholeheartedly with the discerning Champagne connoisseur in mind.

Brut Millésimé

2013– ONE WORD :
TENSION

The year 2013 stands out for a winter where temperatures fell below the ten-year average with periods of snow and freezing ...

Spring persisted with cool temperatures and was marked by heavy rainfall. Flowering began in July. An extremely sunny and particularly hot summer helped the vines to offset any delay. Harvest began on October 1st for the Chardonnays. Maturity at harvest was very satisfying. The Chardonnays combined notes of white flowers with citrus. They were powerful, structured and well-rounded with excellent length. The Pinots Noirs were complex, fusing floral aromas with white, yellow and red fruit.
The Grands Crus make up a significant proportion at 70% while the other selected villages are all classified as Premiers Crus. A 5-year long ageing period in the cellars unlocks its full potential. Tension and generosity characterize this vintage.

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