1983 Taittinger - Brut Artist Collection Vieira Da Silva (1983) 750ml

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1983 Taittinger - Brut Artist Collection Vieira Da Silva (1983) Front View
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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating:
Author: taipanli
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 10/25/2009
Flawed

Rating: 90
Author: Mark D928
Trust Rating: 81
Tasted On: 09/18/2008
Very mature. Would not hold any longer. Dark golden color. Toasty, slight caramel tones.

2 of 2 people found this review useful.


Average rating: 91, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

16 bottles owned by 9 collectors.

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About This Producer


Taittinger, located in Reims, is the third oldest Champagne house and one of the few remaining independent, family-owned houses. It produces both fine non-vintage and vintage Champagnes. The prestige cuvee is the vintage Champagne Comtes de Champagne, named after the original Comtes de Champagne, who resided in Reims in the 13th century building subsequently purchased by Taittinger. The blanc de blancs version is produced from 6 Grand Cru sites in the Cote de Blancs. The Comtes de Champagne Rose is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, made by the addition of red wine rather than the saignee. Taittinger's style is elegant and aromatic with complex, creamy richness.

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Wine Varietal: Champagne Blend


Three major varieties are used in a Champagne Blend: Chardonnay, which provides a smooth, creamy texture and Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, which provide depth and backbone. Most Champagne is non-vintage (NV), produced with grapes from several different vintages. Vintage Champagnes are made in exceptional years and must contain 80% grapes from that year. Champagne, France is the only region permitted to put "Champagne" on the label.

Blanc de Blancs: Meaning "white of white," blanc de blancs Champagne is 100% Chardonnay.

Blanc de Noirs: Meaning "white of red," is 100% Pinot Noir or a Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier blend.

Rose Champagne: A small amount of still red wine is added during the blending process, creating a rose hue.

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