Taittinger Champagne origins date back to 1734 by Jacques Fourneaux. Around 1912 Pierre Taittinger and one of his brothers-in-law ran a Champagne distribution and export business. As a young cavalry officer in the 1st World War he spent much time in the Champagne area where he was stationed near Epernay. He fell in love with the vineyards and bought the property and its vineyards from Fourneaux in 1932.
Taittinger is family owned still and the Taittinger headquarters are in Reims, situated above magnificent 4th Century Roman cellars and run by Claude Taittinger – Pierre’s son. The flagship wines of the house are the Comtes de Champagne (100% Chardonnay) and Comtes de Champagne Rosé (100% Pinot Noir) and are frequently used at French State dinners. Taittinger is one of the last great independent Champagne Houses owned and actively managed by the family named on the label. The hallmark of their fine Champagnes is the high proportion of Chardonnay used in their winemaking which is key for producing wines of great elegance and finesse. Additionally, with its vineyard ownership of 288 ha (one of the largest in Champagne), Taittinger can guarantee a flawless signature, and wines heralded worldwide for their consistent quality.