Sip of the Day

June 3, 2021

Day #154 of the year.

Champagne Taittinger Prélude Grands Crus

Today we celebrate a true superfood: the egg! Emma Morano of Italy, who lived 117 years and 137 days before her passing in April 2017, ate three or more eggs a day since her twenties when she was diagnosed with anemia. I love eggs, and they are a daily staple in my diet for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. There is a discussion that eggs like asparagus are tricky to pair with wine. Still, I have found them easily paired with Champagne in their purest form, such as sunnyside, poached, scrambled, or in an omelet. For decadence, you can give your scrambled eggs or omelet a splash of Champagne before frying; it gives them a little something special. A classic Champagne such as Taittinger Prelude pairs amazingly well with eggs! It cuts through the richness of the yolk, cleanses the palate, and complements the toast or French fries; you’ll need to sop up your sunnyside eggs as I do. How do you like your eggs?

ORIGIN

Champagne, France

Grapes

50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir

Taittinger Prelude Bottle Image

Tasting Notes

The wine’s brilliant, pale yellow color with silvery reflections indicates the high proportion of Chardonnay. This Champagne is subtle and fresh on the nose, with mineral aromas that quickly give way to notes of elderflowers and spicy cinnamon. In the mouth, lean mineral Chardonnay notes delicately balance the aromatic strength of Pinot Noir. The lively palate is dominated by fresh citrus and white peaches in syrup. Over time, this Champagne develops to become more full-bodied, round and silky with a rich, lingering finish that bursts with flavor.

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

Food Match

Makes an excellent accompaniment to classic seafood dishes.

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