Previously founded under a different name in 1734, the Taittinger estate has grown steadily since Pierre Taittinger bought the formerly known Château de la Marquetterie in 1932. As one of the greatest French families, the Champagne house has remained under the Taittinger family since. The 300-hectare property planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier, stretches over 34 different crus. Planted amongst the best in the Champagne appellation, including the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims areas. Today, Taittinger is a rather large house, they consistently produce the impressive Brut Réserve year after year. Their prestige cuvée, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is the most famous, produced in only the very best years, it is also matched by an equally rare Rosé. In addition to their exquisite vintage wines, the Prelude is a non-vintage remarkable blend made solely from Grand Cru grapes, while the low-dosage Nocturne Sec is similarly thrilling.