Moët & Chandon

Grand Vintage
2008

Springlike - Lively - Buff

Every Grand Vintage is unique and original, the Cellar Master’s free, personal interpretation in service of revealing the exceptional personality of singular vintage years. 

Grand Vintage 2008 perfectly embodies the Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage spirit, a spirit founded on three essential values:

  • Freedom of interpretation
  • Selection of the year’s most remarkable wines
  • Individuality of the vintage

For champagnes distinguished by their maturity, complexity and charisma.

The year's climate and harvest

Assemblage

Chardonnay: 40 %

Pinot Noir: 37 %

Meunier: 23 %

Dosage: 5 g/litre

Tasting notes

An brillant colour:

  • Bright pale yellow with glimmers of green. Fine, dynamic bead.

A springtime bouquet:

  • 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.

A both lively and buff palate:

  • 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.