Moet et Chandon 2008 Vintage

75 cl

Every Grand Vintage is unique and original, the cellar master’s personal, free interpretation in service of the singular qualities of that year’s grapes. Grand Vintage 2008 perfectly embodies the three essential values of the Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage spirit: freedom of interpretation, selection of the year's most remarkable wines, respect for the individuality of each vintage for finely aged champagnes which stand out for their maturity, complexity and charisma. of interpretation, selection of the year's most remarkable wines, respect for the individuality of each vintage for finely aged champagnes which stand out for their maturity, complexity and charisma. Every Grand Vintage is unique and original, the cellar master’s personal, free interpretation in service of the singular qualities of that year’s grapes.

 

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Moet et Chandon 2008 Vintage

Every Grand Vintage is unique and original, the cellar master’s personal, free interpretation in service of the singular qualities of that year’s grapes. Grand Vintage 2008 perfectly embodies the three essential values of the Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage spirit: freedom of interpretation, selection of the year's most remarkable wines, respect for the individuality of each vintage for finely aged champagnes which stand out for their maturity, complexity and charisma. of interpretation, selection of the year's most remarkable wines, respect for the individuality of each vintage for finely aged champagnes which stand out for their maturity, complexity and charisma. Every Grand Vintage is unique and original, the cellar master’s personal, free interpretation in service of the singular qualities of that year’s grapes.

 

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose An assertive maturity, toasted, sweet and dry at the same time - Warm notes of harvest and frangipane, grilled almonds and malt, mocha and mild tobacco - Then the ripe, juicy fruit comes through: pear, candied citrus fruits and stone fruits (mirabelle, nectarine, white peach)
Palate A harmonious palate with a precise structure - The roundness and velvety texture of very ripe fruits - The tighter, more angular freshness of mandarin and pink grapefruit - The refreshing and deliciously tart briskness of rhubarb, red currant, quinine and citrus notes
Colour A sublime colour - Brilliant gold - With golden yellow highlights
Fact Sheet
Fluid 75 cl
Grape Variety Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Alcohol % 12
Style Sparkling Wine
Country France
Region/AOC Champagne
Vintage 2008
Making Techniques Gouez, who has been head winemaker at Moët & Chandon since 2005, describes each Grand Vintage Cuvée as ‘Vintage by Moët & Chandon’ and his personal expression of a particular year, in contrast to the house’s flagship Impérial non-vintage.. He believes that 2008 was one of the cooler years of the last decade with temperatures similar to 2004 and 1998. “For me, 2008 is an oceanic vintage,” he says. “Winter was mild, and spring mostly rainy and grey. The summer was also cool and, luckily, dry as well. “September was the key month though: the initial rains were swept away by a north-westerly wind that instilled an unwavering vigour in the three grape varietals, and a fresh and uncompromising acidity which is this year’s defining characteristic.” Harvest in 2008 ran from 12 to 27 September, with grapes picked at 9.8 potential alcohol and a high acid balance (8.6g H2SO4/l total acidity for 2.98pH). Gouez said that such acidity in ripe grapes had not been encountered at Moët since 1995 and 1996. The Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Blanc 2008 is an assemblage of 40% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir and 23% Pinot Meunier. Gouez described the wine as “vivacious and lively, with an underlying acidity that shows as a linear, focused palate”.
Closure Cork
Serving Suggestion
Serving Suggestion • Scallops, prawns, scampi • Poultry/ white meat • Duck filet

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