Sip of the Day

August 5, 2021

Day #217 of the year.

Champagne Taittinger Brut la Française

Today is National Oyster Day, so go get your slurp on! Did you know that oysters tend to take on the characteristics of the water they live in? They are typically named after the body of water where they grow, therefore the competition of “who’s better” between East Coast vs West Coast continues! East Coast oysters are saltier, larger in size with a paisley shape, while West Coast oysters are smaller, milder in saltiness with a melon or cucumber taste profile. Whether you are an East Coast or West Coast oyster lover, I recommend pairing your platter with a beautiful bottle of Champagne Taittinger, which has a complementary set of umami flavors for any type of oyster.

ORIGIN

Champagne, France

Grapes

40% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier

Bottles of Champagne Taittinger Brut la Française

Tasting Notes

Golden with shimmers of green coating the constant stream of fine, delicate bubbles. Fine and delicate nose which combines white blossom and a certain minerality with general overtones of Anjou, light pear and golden raisins. Subtle hints of anise seed and smoky flavors follow this suggestion of fruit. The taste is vibrant, with a combination of lemon and saltiness. This is immediately followed by a sensation of complex, yet mellow freshness creating the perfect balance between ripeness and a full-rounded flavor. It is rounded off by a long-lasting, crisp finish with hints of salted butter.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

Pairs very well with shellfish and fish.

AUTHOR:

Previous Sips of the Day

Pin It

Sign Up For Wine Knowledge

Get insider tips from Wine 365
delivered straight to your inbox,
and you’ll be an expert making empowered wine selections in no time!

We respect your email privacy

LindsayRussell_45