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The Taittinger Family in their sun room - Vitalie sits at the desk talking to her father Pierre-Emmanuel, and brother Clovis stood the other side

Folies de la Marquetterie NV

Champagne
  • 75cl bottle

Deep yellow with golden highlights and fine, delicate bubbles. It has an intense, fruity bouquet with aromas of peaches, apricot jam and subtle hints of toasted brioche and vanilla. On the palate is it full-bodied, fruity and graceful with golden peach flavours. The long finish is distinctive with light toasty notes. All in all Folies de la Marquetterie is a full flavoured, harmonious Champagne distinguished by its immense richness and complexity. Besides being an ideal aperitif it is a perfect accompaniment to fish and chicken dishes

Vineyards

The Château de la Marquetterie is situated in the heart of the Champagne wine-growing region in Pierry near Epernay and is owned by Champagne Taittinger. Prior to the French Revolution it was a meeting place for philosophers and authors of the 'Age of Enlightenment' and a site for village fairs. The vineyard around the Château de la Marquetterie is known as "Les Folies" and is a sunny south, southwest exposed vineyard, this combined with its soils produce Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes of exceptional quality.

Winemaking

This cuvée is the story of the Taittinger house - the beginning of Taittinger's history. Grapes are sourced from Taittinger’s own vineyards including the superb grapes grown in ‘Les Folies’, surrounding the Château de la Marquetterie. A "green" harvest is carried out on the selected plots of vines to ensure the fruit offers optimum sweetness and aromatic maturity. Only wines from the first pressing are used and defined lots are vinified in small volumes lot by lot, with certain lots of Chardonnay vinified in large oak casks to give added weight and creaminess. Folies de la Marquetterie is a blend of 45% Chardonnay and 55% Pinot Noir. Slow ageing for 5 years in bottle brings the flavours of this Champagne to perfect harmony. This wine is made to be a creamier style, making it particulary suited to food pairing.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted White Meats
  • Fish/Shellfish
An elegant aperitif. Delicious with smoked salmon blinis