Moët & Chandon
Sep Tue, 2016

New Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2008

MOËT & CHANDON GRAND VINTAGE:  ACT OF FREEDOM OF THE CHEF DE CAVE

A Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage expresses an exceptional year in Champagne.
The Chef de Cave decides to declare a vintage based on his personal assessment of the harvest. A distinct act of freedom, the Chef de Cave is at liberty to create a mature, complex and assertive champagne with a personality all its own.

  

A Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage is, after all, a champagne that will be eternally unique.

It is the first, last and only champagne of its kind.

It is the ultimate tribute to a period of time, a declaration of the Maison to a special year.

 

A Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage seizes the moment.

It holds a unique story that is retold in an instant, the second the cork is popped.

It is living history. Discover it, savor it NOW.

  

Over the years, each time a Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage is released, it becomes part of the Maison’s Grand Vintage Collection. This is one of the Champagne region’s most prestigious and valuable collections of vintage wines dating back to 1842.  
The Grand Vintage Collection, the finest of the Maison’s fine wines, celebrates winemaking excellence and savoir-faire. 

  

Moët & Chandon GRAND VINTAGE ROSÉ 2008: A MODERN VINTAGE, A LEGENDARY ROSÉ SAVOIR-FAIRE

  

The Maison’s 41st rosé vintage, Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé 2008, is a floral and fruity wine with floral notes of rose and hawthorn, with botanical nuances of boxwood and lime zest followed by fruity, fresh notes of raspberry, cherry and blood orange. On the palate, the first impression is one of succulence and fullness, with notes of more mature fruits like strawberries and blackcurrants. Subsequently, the wine extends itself, underlain by a delicate, finely-wrought structure and taut acidity. The finish is invigorating, with a persistent note of grapefruit. Overall, the flavor profile is straightforward and precise.

  

Indeed, Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé 2008 carries on the Maison’s great rosé champagne tradition. The legendary rosé tale begins as early as 1794. This is the vintage year of the 100 bottles of “Rozé” that Napoleon Bonaparte and his mother purchased from Jean-Rémy Moët in 1801. It continues on to 1878, the year of Moët & Chandon’s oldest existing bottle of vintage rosé champagne, and a powerful living symbol of unrivalled rosé heritage. And finally to 1997, the date from which Moët Rosé Impérial has been available as a non-vintage under the Rosé Impérial label, with rosé vintage champagnes still released only in exceptional years. Grand Vintage Rosé 2008 is the latest incarnation of the Maison’s rosé savoir-faire, and carries on a great tradition in the most modern of ways.

  

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé 2008 has an assemblage of 46% Pinot Noir (of which 20% red wine), 32% Chardonnay, and 22% Meunier. The dosage is 5 g/litre.

  

Like the Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2008, Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé 2008 is also part of an exceptional “trilogy” – and happens to be associated with the same two Grand Vintage Collection years! Tasted together, Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé 2008, Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection Rosé 1998 and Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection Rosé 1988 create a beautiful sequence that explores the facets of Moët & Chandon’s rosé savoir-faire. 

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