Champagne Taittinger 'Folies de la Marquetterie' Brut NV (Champagne, France) "...peach, apricot, brioche..."
Claude Taittinger wanted to pay tribute to the ‘Château de la Marquetterie’, where the story of the Champagne House started. He came up with a wine that was created from the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines growing on the hillsides around the house. It was to be a champagne that evoked a feeling of homeliness; a subtle blend of autumnal colours, like those found in the different woods used in ‘marquetterie’ (marquetry work).
"Using grapes from the Taittinger brand's first vineyard at Château de la Marquetterie, this wine is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay aged partially in wood. It is rich and beautifully structured, with a sense of ripe fruit as well as the beginnings of maturity. A mineral edge adds to the complexity." - 95 Points, Wine Enthusiast