In general, 2005 was warm and dry. After a winter which was hard, but mostly dry, spring was characterized as being very mild with a few warm periods. The grape harvest, which began on the 12th of September, was spread over a long period of time, and took place in mild, damp weather. The Chardonnays are characterised by their freshness and their mineral quality, as well as their generous, long finish. Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé Millésimé 2005 is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir, part of which (12%) is red wine from the vineyards of Bouzy, and 30% Chardonnay grapes. The Chardonnay grapes, from the vineyards of the Cote des Blancs (100% “Grands Crus”), bring refinement and freshness to the composition. Only juices from the first pressing are used to ensure the structure and the long ageing potential so essential to this exceptional champagne. Cellar-ageing allows the complexity of the aromas to developa and rounds off the structure of Comtes de Champagne Rosé.