TAITTINGER Prélude Grands Crus is a joyous blend of finesse and complexity, striking a perfect balance between freshness and aromatic expression.
- FRA - Champagne
Only grand cru from the first pressing. Grapes from Avize, Le Mesnil, Bouzy, and Ambonnay. Slightly bound in the nose with young, beautiful, withdrawn aromas. Subtle, very thirst-quenching taste in a fine, creamy, bubbling apparel, with aromas of peach, flowers, and passion fruit. Pure, fine, resounding note with several taste layers, vanilla being the most tangible together with the minerality.Rating 90 - Richard Juhlin, Champagne Guide (Oct/2008)
Winery Tasting Notes
The colour is brilliant, pale yellow with silvery highlights, evidence of the high proportion of Chardonnay. The bubbles are fine and form a lasting and delicately creamy ring of mousse.
The nose is subtle and fresh. The initial mineral aromas quickly develop into green, floral scents with hints of elderflower and spicy cinnamon overtones.
On the palate, its flavours are dominated by intensive fresh citrus fruit. These then give way to a much fuller, well-bodied and mellow taste with flavours reminiscent of white peaches in syrup. The finish is long, rich and extremely expressive.
This wine can be enjoyed as an aperitif and as a delicious accompaniment to grilled fish and seafood.
`Prélude Grands Cru` introduces a magic moment : to discover a new blend by Taittinger, made from 50% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims area (Bouzy, Ambonnay), 50% Chardonnay from Cote des Blancs (Avize, Le MEnsil sur Oger) thus obtaining the finesse and structure which a great Champagne requires if it is to be laid down for any length of time.