Taittinger owns 288 hectares of vineyards, making them the third largest grower in the region. This accounts for 45% of their requirements, sourcing the remaining grapes from long-term contracts with independent growers. Their vineyards are planted with 37% Chardonnay, 48% Pinot Noir and 15% Pinot Meunier.
All the grapes for Comtes are sourced from Champagne’s Côte des Blancs, a ridge running 30km north to south with east-facing vineyards, predominantly planted to Chardonnay (95%). The fruit is sourced from all five Grand Cru villages in the Côte des Blancs – Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oger, with the main base of the cuvée coming from Taittinger’s house vineyard surrounding the Château de la Marquetterie, just south of Epernay.