Taittinger Nocturne Sec NV Champagne France
- Brand Taittinger
- Bottle Size 75cl
- ABV 12.5%
- Vegetarians Yes
- Vegan Yes
- Vintage NV
- Country France
- Country Region Champagne
- Grape Variety Pinot Meunier
- Closure Cork
Intro to Taittinger Nocturne Sec NV Champagne –
Taittinger Nocturne Sec NV Champagne is an exciting and stylish cuvée from the Taittinger family, the easy drinking softness that a touch of sweetness brings makes this a perfect wine to enjoy late into the evening. Not quite as dry as Brut, but not sweet by any means, Nocturne is elegant and beautifully balanced, with soft, mellow orchard fruit characters and a lingering, elegant finish.
Full tasting note and wine making –
Taittinger Nocturne Sec NV is a pale yellow in colour with delicate fine bubbles its nose is subtle, fresh and reminiscent of white blossom and ripe fruit, with overtones of yellow peaches and dried apricots. On the palate it is soft, fresh and mellow with delicate floral and ripe fruit flavours. The aftertaste is long and soft with a subtle sweetness. All in all it is rounded, rich and well balanced, smooth and creamy. Taittinger Nocturne is a Champagne to be enjoyed at the end of an evening. It is the perfect accompaniment to dessert or foie gras and will gladly have Champagne lovers celebrating all night long.
Taittinger Nocturne is a ‘Sec’ Champagne made from 40% Chardonnay and 60% Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The finished blend includes over 30 ‘crus’. The wine is aged on its lees for at least 4 years, often longer, before being ‘disgorged’. A dosage of 17.5g of cane sugar per litre is then added. This dosage is twice that of Taittinger Brut Réserve NV.
The producer –
Taittinger remains one of the few Champagne Houses owned and managed by the family named on the label. Its origins date back to 1734 and the Taittinger link was established in 1931 when Pierre Taittinger acquired the House. Today, the Reims it is headed up by Pierre’s grandson, Pierre-Emmanual Taittinger and his son, Clovis and daughter Vitalie both of whom are actively involved in of this Champagne House.
Taittinger’s home is situated above miles of chalk tunnels and cellars that are perfect for the slow ageing process required for great Champagne. The hallmark of the Taittinger Champagnes is the high percentage of Chardonnay used in their winemaking which can be anything from 40% in the Brut Réserve Non Vintage to 100% in the prestigious Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs. This Chardonnay dominance provides for a style of elegance, delicacy and finesse that has earned the House many accolades over the years.
Drink with –
A perfect after dinner Champagne or as a wedding cake toast or with autumnal fruit based desserts
Flagship Wines uses a reliable carrier with a robust national delivery network providing a speedy convenient service to UK mainland addresses.
Deliveries are made Monday to Friday and not normally on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays though Saturday deliveries are possible on payment of an additional charge.
Click and Collect Service
If you wish to collect your order from Flagship Wines shop at 417 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0XP please click on this option at checkout. There is no charge for this service.
Delivery in St Albans is FREE for orders over £85, for orders less than £85 the charge is £5.
Postal delivery of tasting tickets and vouchers is also FREE if this option is chosen.
Our standard national delivery charge is £10 and is FREE for all orders over £250. The standard delivery is next day for all orders placed by 12noon and the following day for all orders received later than that.
Arrangements in case you’re out at the time of delivery
Please leave clear instructions in the special instructions section on the checkout page so the wine can be left in a safe place to suit you. As our delivery service requires a signature then if your wine is not signed for it is left at your risk and losses are not replaceable. If instructions are not left a card will be put through your door asking you to contact the carrier to arrange re-delivery or collection within 2 days.
Please also provide directions in the special instructions box at the checkout to the delivery address if it is hard to find.
Non UK Mainland addresses
For charges applicable for delivery to remote addresses such as the Scottish Highlands and Islands please note that different charges apply and these are clearly shown at checkout. The charges are per case of 12 x 75cl bottles and the delivery time will be a little longer due to the location.
The Scottish postcodes affected are as follows:
AB 30, 33-38, 41-45, 51-56, DD 8-9, FK 19-21, IV 1-18, 30-37, 40, 41-49, 51 -56, 63, KA 15-17, 27-28, KW15-17, PA 20-49, 60-78, PH 15-26, 30-44, 49, 50, HS 1-9, ZE 1-3
If you would like to arrange delivery to any addresses that are not covered here please contact us on 01727 865309 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will ascertain the correct charges for you.
Out of Stock
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