From the moment he took back control of Taittinger Champagne in 2006, Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger made the decision to entrust the future of the family business to the next generation. Vitalie Taittinger will become President of Taittinger Champagne as successor to her father whose term of office will end on 31st December 2019.
The 40 year old has been working for the House for 12 years where she is currently the Director of Marketing and Communication. Upon assuming the role and her responsibilities they will be undertaken with the support of Damien le Sueur (General Manager) and her brother Clovis Taittinger (who will be promoted to General Manager), the current Management Committee and all House employees.
As part of his ongoing commitment alongside Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, Damien le Sueur will work with Vitalie and Clovis as a «control tower», the aim to ensure coordination between vineyards, supplies, and production, business and finance departments. Clovis Taittinger will be in charge of the sales and marketing department.
« I have dedicated more than 45 years of my life to Champagne and the House that bears our name and our history. These last thirteen years have undoubtedly been the most effervescent, the most exhilarating of my career at Taittinger. In every possible way, I have been instrumental in ensuring the quality of our wines, whose consistency is a source of great joy to me. The results are beyond all expectations and Taittinger has never been so « Champagne », true to the values I uphold. I can hand over the reins, secure in a sense of accomplishment : a passionate team in whom I have complete confidence, very fine wines, a large and growing number of fans of our brand in more than 140 countries around the world. Taittinger holds a genuine potential for development and now more than ever reflects the authenticity and excellence of our culture and heritage. »
« My Father, through his passion and boundless commitment over the last thirteen years, has built up a solid organization devoted to a very fine patrimonial and human project. We owe him the independence so fundamental to the identity of our House. Thanks to him and to the work of all concerned, Taittinger has grown considerably with an ever-increasing attention to the quality of our wines, the preservation of our environment, the respect of our partners and our customers… with always this touch of impertinence and audacity, just like the one that led us to go and plant vines in Kent ! With the support of Damien le Sueur, my brother Clovis and all our teams, we will carry on down this path. I am honoured by the trust placed in me and my wish is to see our House shine every day, for our employees, customers and partners. »
Under this new leadership organization, Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger reaffirms the guarantee of a family commitment to the highest standards of quality and excellence. Our unconditional respect for time, for the soil and for our fellow man will remain at the forefront of the creation of their wines.
Today, Taittinger Champagne is an independent company, one endowed with a beautiful spirit and a vineyard of 288 hectares certified Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne and HVE (High Environmental Value). With a recent overhauling of its production system, the company looks to the future with quiet confidence. Its Gallo-Roman chalk quarries are listed under UNESCO world heritage “Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars”. In 2018, 6.5 million bottles were shipped to 149 countries.