Type: Sparkling, Champagne
Region: Champagne, Sillery
Grape Variety: 67% Pinot Noir, 23% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier
Alcohol Percentage: 12%
Climate: Continental climate with ideal levels of sunlight
Terroir: Based in Sillery, at the foot of the Montagne de Reims, at the heart of one of the finest vineyards in Champagne
Ageing: Minimum 4 years ageing on the lees
Dosage: 7.5g s/l
Color: Pale gold with very fine effervescence
Nose: On the nose, the Pinot Noir shows its power with beautiful aromates of stewed fruits that brings the right smoothness to the wine
Palate: Rich, broad and expressive, with good structure, elegance, aromas of candied fruits and mineral notes from the Chardonnay
About the Winery:
Who is the T behind the oh so delicious Cuvees of Virginie T Champagnes?
Virginie Taittinger is the daughter of Claude Taittinger, CEO of Taittinger, and Catherine de Suarez d’Aulan, whose family once owned Piper-Heidsieck. She was genetically programmed to become a Grande Dame of Champagne!
Since 2008, she has been creating her own legacy with her very own Champagne House, taking her family heritage to a brand new beginning. Her son, Ferdinand Pougatch, joined the house as chef de cave in what lies ahead for a promising future, combining both traditions and modern forward-thinking.
In Virginie’s words “I learned alongside my father to understand and love passionately the Champagne and its region. I now elaborate modern and innovative special cuvées with my son Ferdinand. Our aim is to seduce new generations of enlightened consumers who have a thirst for novelty”
At Champagne Virginie T, Virginie’s cuvée reflects the special features of the great Pinot Noir vines of the Reims hills, enhanced by the delicacy of the Côte des Blancs Chardonnays. Unlike the big houses, she produces her champagne in small batches, where only around 35,000 bottles of the Brut NV is produced each year.