This Prestigious Champagne House Became the First One to Plant Vines in the UK

Taittinger, 1st Champagne House to Plant in the UK | Domaine Evermond

Prestigious Champagne house Taittinger made history last Tuesday 2nd of May when it planted vines in Kent, becoming the first Champagne house to do so in the UK’s area, regarded as an up and coming wine region which is already producing top quality sparkling wines. The Maison has been planning this incursion over the last few years, and the new branch will be named Domaine Evermond.

Yesterday at a ceremony in their British land, they planted the first vines. On a recent interview with Clovis Taittinger , part of the family who runs the the house, he told TheTaste “of course it is a big interest”, referring to the 69 hectares of land the family owns in Kent since 2015. They expect to plant 20 hectares by the end of the month, with a mix of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

“We have been very impressed by the quality of English sparkling wine being produced, and we believe the combination of chalk soils, climate and topography of our site in Kent are ideal for producing quality sparkling wine. These attributes are perfect for grape growing, and are very similar to the terroir in Champagne, for us it was a natural step to do this,” said Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, CEO of the company.

Wines from Domaine Evermond are estimated to be released in 2023.

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