Taittinger is a French wine
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family who are famous producers of Champagne. The estate is headed by Claude Taittinger (born 1927), a member of the consultative committee of the Banque de France
Banque de France
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. Its diversified holdings included Champagne Taittinger, Societe du Louvre and Concorde Hotels, whose flagship is the famed Hotel de Crillon
Hôtel de Crillon
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on the Place de la Concorde
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in Paris, France as well as the Loire Valley
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wine producing firm of Bouvet-Ladubay, and a partnership in Domaine Carneros in California
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, until it was sold to Starwood Capital in 2005.
Champagne productionFounded in 1734, the Taittinger Champagne house is based in Reims
Reims , a city in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France, lies east-northeast of Paris. Founded by the Gauls, it became a major city during the period of the Roman Empire....
. The flagship wines of the house are the Comtes de Champagne (composed of 100% Chardonnay
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) and Comtes de Champagne Rosé (100% Pinot Noir
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