Taittinger remains one of the few Champagne Houses to be owned and actively managed by the family named on the label. Its origins date back to 1734 and today is headed up by the great grandchildren of founder Pierre Taittinger. Taittinger’s home is situated above miles of UNESCO-listed chalk tunnels and cellars in Champagne. These cellars are where Taittinger’s Champagnes mature for years, sometimes tens of years, to become highly regarded wines that are enjoyed all over the world. Taittinger’s hallmark is the Chardonnay grape, which brings the lightness, finesse and elegance for which Champagne Taittinger is renowned. Taittinger cultivates its 288ha of owned vineyards with the environment at the heart of every decision and, as the third largest grower in Champagne, the House is able to ensure utmost quality from vine to bottle.