Taittinger Collection Vintage 1978
The image created for the bottle is a great example of Vasarely’s style. It shows his desire to achieve harmonious compositions using constructive solutions by retaining just the geometric shapes needed. The design on the bottle is a perfect example of kinetic art – a movement which originated with Vasarely and which can be seen in his Vega series (world-renowned geometric designs which create an illusion of relief).
Winemaking and Maturation
The bottle contains a Brut Millésimé 1978, which blends – 40 % Chardonnay from the Grands Crus of the Côte des Blancs region. 60 % Pinot Noir from the Grands Crus of the Montagne de Reims, just outside the city.
The 1978 harvest was one of the smallest that the Champagne region had ever experienced in the post-war period. Picking had been preceded by hot and dry conditions late on in the season. This resulted in a high sugar alcohol content in the black grapes and a superb quality of yield.