Moncharm | Tattinger Comtes de Champagne 2004
One of Moncharm's rare champagnes - an exceptional vintage produced only in specific years, the Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2004 is the ultimate expression of the Taittinger house, consisting entirely of Chardonnay grapes grown around the Cote des Blancs. It is a refreshingly pure and energetic wine, with aromas and flavors of white flowers, ginger, lemon oil, apple and honey, with a smoky and mineral finish that lingers on.
The House of Taittinger only came into existence in 1932, prior to which it was known as Forest-Fourneaux, founded by textile merchant Jacques Fourneaux. In 1820, the family partnered with Antoine Forest, giving birth to the previous name, and a brand that sold its produce under names other than the usual champagne (vins d’Aÿ, vins de Bouzy). Now known as one of the best champagnes in the world, Taittinger’s wines are not to be missed.
The Champagne region is best known for its sparkling white wine namesake, a beautifully complex drink with fresh and fruity characteristics. Characterized by chalk subsoil and cool temperatures which give the wine its distinct flavor and acidity, the most grown grapes here include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.