The delicate, fruity nose releases subtle aromas of peach and sweetened grapefruit, with the scent of white flowers and tea leaves. On the palate, this wine is lively and smooth, with dominant fruit flavours of citrus and quince. The complex finish is long, mellow and silky. In all, Taittinger Brut Millésimé 2000 is an exceptionally fine Champagne with superbly harmonious aromatic expression, which will continue to develop in intensity and complexity.
An ideal aperitif, this wine is a delicious accompaniment to fine chicken or white meat dishes in light creamy sauces.
Taittinger Brut Millésimé 2000 is a blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir, made entirely from juices from the first pressing. The Chardonnay grapes are mostly from the Grands Crus of the Côte des Blancs and the Pinot Noir grapes are from the crus of the Montagne de Reims and the Vallée de la Marne.
Dosage - 11.5g/l
Ageing - 4 years
Taittinger only makes a vintage champagne when the harvest has been of such outstanding quality. The wine is then only released after several years of ageing in the cellars, allowing the aromas to mature slowly and the length and complexity of the wine to develop.
Robert Rauschenberg’s bottle is the eleventh in this ongoing series. Rauschenberg is renowned for his experimentation, concentrating primarily on collage and new ways of transferring photographs. The Rauschenberg Collection is a visually arresting collage dominated by a cockerel astride a church steeple, over a coastal scene. Behind these, rulers and numerical slides dissect the bottle vertically and horizontally amid a collage including stamps of Robert Kennedy and photography.
Created in 2007