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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 "Les Folies de la Marquetterie" is a full-flavoured, harmonious Champagne distinguished by its immense richness and
complexity. Besides being an ideal aperitif is a perfect accompaniment to fish and chicken dishes
"Les Folies de la Marquetterie" is a blend of 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir. Slow ageing for 3 years in bottles brings the flavours of this champagne to perfect harmony.
Dosage - 11.5g/l
The Château de la Marquetterie is situated in the heart of the Champagne winegrowing region and 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.
This cuvée is produced exclusively from grapes grown at "Les Folies", picked after the first "green" harvest, giving the wine optimum sweetness and aromatic maturity. Only wines from the first pressing are used, each plot being vinified in small volumes and certain lots in oak casks.