Taittinger Collection Salgado 2008
Since 1983, Taittinger connects champagne with art. Contemporary artists are invited to use the Taittinger bottle as a starting point for personal, contemporary artwork.
For the vintage 2008 champagne the maison approached Brazilian photographer Sebastiāo Salgado (1944). Educated as an economist and based in Paris, he started out making pictures on social issues like poverty and war. In 2013 he published the book Genesis: a series of black and white photos of undamaged nature in 32 pockets on the planet. With the photos Salgado underlines the importance of biodiversity.
Salgado 2008 is a champagne artwork in this mindset: on the bottle you see, in black and white, a drinking leopard in Namibia. A powerful picture of an impressive animal. In 2016 this edition was added to the Taittinger Collection series.
The champagne is fresh and lively, yet ripe and complex. A wonderful champagne to drink now, longer aging will add more depth and soften the acidity.
- style: rich and complex
- 50% chardonnay 50% pinot noir
- dosage: 9 gr/liter
- cellar aging sur lattes: 7 years