Vintage Champagne Matta Label
Bottle size: 75cl
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As the years went by, Matta’s work, influenced for a long time by the violence and oppression that sadly marked this era, became subdued and more poetic.
These are some of the characteristics found on the design he created in his homage to Champagne. Matta leads the design with poppies, a well-known symbol of war remembrance and painted them on an ochre background. These flowers represent a need for nostalgia, yet a spirit of continuation all the same. Calligraphic marks, reminiscent of the famous ‘automatic writing’ of the surrealists, run across the design.
The bottle contains a Brut Millésimé 1992, made from a combination of Chardonnay (50 %) and Pinot Noir (50 %).
In 1992, the ripening period was affected by the weather, which was to be desired at times. However, thanks to a sunny period at the end of August and the start of September, everything fell nicely into place. The character of the 1992 wines are in line with previous great vintages. The grapes had matured well and had given the wine a full-bodied and aromatic strength. Acidity was at a good level, creating an overall balance and vibrancy. The taste is moreish and long-lasting, with the sophisticated combination of lemon and floral notes.
Amongst Champagne's luxury cuveés and super-premium labels, Taittinger's wines live on one extreme end of the style spectrum.
While many top Champagnes can be quite difficult to approach in their youth, with laser-like focus and delineation, even austerity, Taittinger instead tends to be immediately open and welcoming. These are beautiful, delicious Champagnes, with bubbles lazily winding their way up to the surface, inviting you to take another sip.
Good in original presentation box
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