Taittinger, the famous French champagne producer, has crossed the English Channel to plant vines in Kent, southeast of London, with the hope of creating a new sparkling wine by 2022.
Taittinger’s plan dates back to 2015 when it bought 70 hectares of land which had previously been a fruit farm. Its aim is to create a sparkling wine labelled “Made in Britain.”
In this new vineyard close to Chilham village in Kent, Taittinger has big plans for its new wine that it has named Domaine Evremond. Three type of vines have already been planted: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.