Reviewed By: Adrian Bryksa
Holiday season is here and the time is now for celebration. This week, we selected a wine that you might end your evening celebrating with in the form of the non vintage Taittinger Prestige Rose. The name Taittinger has been synonymous with quality production from the region since 1932 when Pierre - Charles Taittinger partnered in purchasing controlling interest in the estate Château de la Marquetterie and the house of Forest - Fourneaux. As the years went on, the family continued to procure additional vineyards near Reims, Epernay, Aube and eventually Marne to support its growing production and thus solidifying the houses style.
Eyes: Light pinkish orange hue. Copious amounts of tight bubble with froth building to the top of the glass
Nose: An Interesting nose that shows raspberries, orange peel and cream with a bit of Pinot Noir earth and funkiness. There are nice mineral and autolytics qualities showing through too.
Mouth: Lithe and elegant on the entry with a wonderful creamy core and is more lemony than the color would indicate. The acidity is ultra bright and the experience is dry, long and delicious. Tart raspberries and orange for fruit with secondary notes of cedar and white pepper over the finish.
A special wine for a special occasion. If you are in the mood for romance this holiday season, then splurge for a bottle of the Taittinger Prestige Rose. It is easy to drink and we would keep it simple and pair it up with mandarin orange, strawberries or if you are into canapes, smoked salmon. A worthy splurge! WARNING: Careful with the cork as it is under extreme pressure and even with careful removal, frothing up is the norm.
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