Description of Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 2012
Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 2012 (Chardonnay, Meunier and Pinot Noir)
- View: Pale yellow with green hues. Bright, with fine and persistent bubbles.
- Nose: aroma of fresh white flowers, with aromas of biscuits evolution, hazelnuts and walnuts, with a mix of ripe pear, nectarine and white peach crisp.
- Mouth: fresh, soft, flexible, with initial sweetness and crispness. With notes of apricot, pear and white flowers. Touches of hazelnut and walnut. With lingering finish with notes of iodine and spicy, with a touch of grapefruit.
VINEYARD: Moët & Chandon. With more than a thousand hectares today, with vineyards varietals Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and Meunier for making champagne in a rich ground limestone, rated Grand Cru (59%) and Premier Cru (25%).
GRAPES: 41% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir and 26% Pinot Meunier.
AGEING: the aging process takes place in cellar for at least five years. It has an aging after disgorgement of approximately six months.
PREPARATION: Harvest for the manufacture of Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 2012 in Champagne has been excellent and unprecedented, resisting climatic adversities due to frost in the winter and spring, hail and heavy rains in bloom and a very hot summer severe water shortages ended with an ideal climate that allowed it to be considered one of the best vintages. After his vintage varietals Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier and very rigorous selection begins its traditional process, but with a higher percentage of grapes Pinot Noir and Meunier.
PAIRING: seafood, white fish, rich fish like salmon and tuna, pork, appetizer, and soft and soft cheeses.
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 8-9ºC
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Moët & Chandon has been lying in the heart of the French region, Champagne, for more than two centuries. With the mountain of Reims in front and the Marne valley to the west, the landscape is striving since then to enhance this unique land with its roundabout 800 hectares of vines, maintained by 250 winegrowers.More about the Winery
Reviews of Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 2012
- Initial floral notes of linden, honeysuckle and acacia with citrus nuances evocative of bergamot and mandarin orange zest along with a dash of anise and green tomato. Following are notes of just-ripe stone fruits - white peach, nectarine and Mirabelle plums.
- The bouquet is completed by gentle scents of pastry, brioche, frangipane, almonds and vanilla with a slight hint of white pepper.
- This vintage is vivacious and lively. The underlying acidity orients the linear, focused palate; the tautness is enveloped and channelled by the texture of succulent notes of white fruits which envelop and channel the freshness toward a vibrant, mouth-watering finish with a lingering note of citrus fruit.
- Chardonnay 40%, Pinot Noir 37%, Pinot Meunier 23%.
- View: Yellow, green hues.
- Nose: Citrus, tropical. Spicy, smoky.
- Mouth: Fruity, dense, cool.
APPELLATION: O.D. Champagne
VINEYARD: Moët & Chandon
GRAPES: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier.
AGEING: 84 months
WINE PAIRING: Seafood, fish.
TEMPERATURE: 10-12 °C
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5%