Taittinger remains one of the few Champagne Houses to remain owned and actively managed by the family named on the label. As Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger, President of the House and grandson of the founder, says ‘the family aspect is crucial. It is a philosophy, and a guarantee. We sign all our bottles – a great responsibility’.
The hallmark of the family’s wines is the Chardonnay dominance which can be anything from 40% in the Brut Réserve NV to 100% in the prestigious Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs. This Chardonnay dominance provides for a style of elegance, delicacy and finesse for which Taittinger is recognised worldwide and has earned the House many accolades and awards over the years.
A firm supporter of food and wine service recognising, promoting and celebrating talent in this industry, Taittinger set up Le Taittinger Prix Culinaire International over 50 years ago. Today it is the oldest European Culinary competition. Its concept was to recognise young chefs, holding an international gastronomic competition organised and judged by professionals . A principle which mirrors that of the Sommelier of the Year competition, making it a very natural choice for Taittinger to partner with this internationally recognised and highly respected competition, which promotes exacting high standards of service amongst sommeliers. Taittinger is proud to support this competition and looks forward to finding our who will be the winner of this year’s prestigious prize.