Brothers (frères in French) Richard, Rodolphe and Guillaume Frerejean-Taittinger have Champagne in their blood. The prestigious Taittinger house has been producing Champagne since the 1930’s when the family took over vineyards dating back to the 1700’s. However, the three brothers chose to take a path of their own separate from their cousins, championing artisan quality far over quantity in the most hand-crafted, patient way, working only with premier cru or grand cru vineyard chardonnay and pinot noir grapes when they launched their own label in 2005.
Their premier cru wine is aged a minimum of six to eight years, allowing character and complexity to develop in the bottle. The brothers pride themselves as well on minimal added pesticides, sulfites and added sugars during final fermentation.
Random fact: the Frerejean brothers come from a long line of cannon-makers. During the Napoleonic Wars, the last cannon-makers that supplied the French army against the Prussians.