Founded in 1734, Champagne Taittinger is one of the few giant champagne houses still controlled by members of the family that founded it. This is one of the most visitor-friendly of the large champagne houses.
Flagship wines of the house are the Comtes de Champagne composed of 100% Chardonnay and Comtes de Champagne Rosé comprised of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay.
You can visit the forth-century Gothic crayères (chalk mines) that are 17 m (55 ft) below ground and see the only vestiges left of the great 12th-century Saint-Nicaise Abbey. Your tour includes a film about the history of winemaking, a guided cellar tour, the champagne-making process, stories about Reims, and lore about the Taittinger family. The tour concludes with a tasting of one selection with an option to upgrade to more than one tasting. You can go to the visitor's center for a custom tasting. Take a look at our Reims trip itinerary planning website to schedule your visit to Champagne Taittinger and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Champagne Taittinger Reviews
Dit was een champagnehuis die ik nog niet bezocht had, en waarvan ik ook nog niets geproefd had, dus deze stond bij mijn 3e bezoek aan de Champagnestreek op mijn agenda. We vonden gemakkelijk parking ... more »This was a champagne house That I had not visited yet, and of which I hadn't tasted anything, so it was on my agenda on my 3rd visit to the Champagne region. We found easy parking just at the entrance, and after our visit the car even left there for our city walk as we didn't have to pay parking fees there. The visit itself was very professional with a nice introduction on big screen first and then a big descent to the cellars via a turn-to-turn. The tour in English was done by a young lady who spoke excellent English and who told us a lot of fun facts about the basement. Now, if this is your 3rd Champagne trip, you've already seen it a bit in the meantime. For me, this visit didn't really jump out, so I thought the entrance fee of 21 euros was a bit too expensive. That didn't take away that I bought another bottle on the spot :-)
Mooie kelders en mijnschachten. Wij hadden een vriendelijke verstaanbare gids. Wel niet zo goedkoop voor een rondleiding. De champagne zelf hadden we al beter gedronken more »Nice cellars and mine shafts. We had a friendly intelligible guide. It's not so cheap for a tour. We'd have had a better drink of the champagne ourselves.
This is a must-stop on any champagne tasting and tour. To be sure, Tattinger is a large-scale operation and the visit has that vibe. But, the champagne is amazing, and the tour of the underground cellars is amazing. It's one-part champagne production and one-part history lesson. Take your time, and spend the money to do a couple of tastings. You won't be disappointed.
Extremely impressive caves where they store the champagne. It was a lovely tour! Only got 2 tastings and I felt like we should have had 3...
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