Champagne Taittinger Prélude Grands Crus
New Year’s Eve is upon us, and that means we will be breaking out the bubbly. Although many other styles of sparkling wine have gained in popularity in recent years, Champagne still remains the celebration wine of choice. If we were the type of people who suggest New Year’s resolutions for other people, we would definitely recommend making it a priority to drink Champagne more often, not just for special occasions. It is hard to choose among all the wonderful Champagnes out there, but when midnight strikes and 2019 begins, we will each have a glass of Champagne Taittinger Prélude Grands Crus in hand.
We are planning a feast of caviar, smoked salmon, oysters, and lobster for our final dinner of 2018. This blend of equal amounts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Taittinger family’s Grand Crus vineyards is aged on the lees for five years, adding complexity and texture. It is poised to pair perfectly with our seafood dinner.
Champagne Taittinger Prélude Grands Crus is shimmering gold in the glass, with a consistent spiral of fine silver bubbles rising to the surface. It offers aromas of white flowers, river rocks, and a touch of baking spice. It is soft on entry and then builds in texture on the palate. Flavors of ripe summer peach and lemon culminate in a long, satisfying finish.