Virginie Taittinger had worked 21 years at Champagne Taittinger with her father Claude. She launched her own brand Virginie T in 2013
Virginie Taittinger works with her son Ferdinand Pougatch who is in charge of e-commerce at Champagne Virginie T
Maison Virginie T – the Champagne House of Virginie Tattinger – is based in Sillery, famed as much for being a Grand Cru village as it is for its ticklish-sounding name in the English language.
Virginie T’s cuvées, though, are no laughing matter.
They are seriously good.
Virginie is the daughter of Claude Taittinger who ran Champagne Taittinger for 45 years from 1960 to 2005, and is credited for turning their bubbles into a world-renowned brand.
Virginie had worked 21 years at the grand marque alongside her father and was often referred to by the media as a “Princess of Champagne”. After all, her mother Catherine de Suarez d’Aulan, their family owned Piper Heidsieck from 1851 to 1988.
In 2013, Virginie made waves of her own by launching her own champagne.
Her family name does not appear entirely on the label which, in a sense, arouses more interest because when curiosity prompts “What does T stand out?”, the answer is “Taittinger”.
Just as Virginie had worked with her father at the family’s eponymous Champagne house, today, her son Ferdinand Pougatch works alongside his mother.
Pougatch had graduated from McGill University in Canada. He then spent three years working in wine and spirits in New York and joined her mother in August 2015 to be in charge of e-commerce and international development at Virginie T.
Mother and son were in Singapore on 30 November 2019 to launch the Champagne.
‘I have champagne coursing through my veins,’ Virginie informed the pre-Covid gathering spread over several tables.
As with other top producers, only the first pressing is used for her champagnes.
What makes Champagne Virginie T so extra remarkable is the extended ageing of the wine in bottle with the lees.
Champagne Virginie T 6 ans d’age
Their prestige cuvée, is comprised of Grand Crus of the outstanding 2008 vintage and 15% reserve wine from the 2007 harvest. All the fruit comes from the Montagne de Reims, Vallee de la Marne and Cote des Blancs. The blend is 70% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir, and 10% Pinot Meunier. Bottled in March 2009, it was disgorged six years later in May 2015. Although this is less than the 8 years for the Brut, 6 ans d’age now has another 6 years of bottle age! Very nutty, smoky, brioche, dried citrus peel and aged apple cider. Complex, long, winey, creamy. A large glass please!!
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