A dream, a destiny
However, the Fourneaux and Forest families suffered greatly during World War I and the Crash of ’29…Having discovered the region as a young liaison officer, Pierre Taittinger vowed to return there and make the Château de la Marquetterie his family home. In 1932, he achieved his dream when he purchased, with his brother-in-law, the Fourneaux and Forest empire including the House of the Counts of Champagne in Reims. Taittinger’s destiny was now in place. Pierre-Emmanuel, the current Taittinger at the helm of the family champagne house, never ceased to try to buy back the brand created by his grand-father and has been joined by his two children, Clovis and Vitalie. The House has been infused with a wind of revival which has carried it straight to the success it enjoys today.