Each Grand Vintage is unique, expressing the Moët & Chandon Cellar Master's personal interpretation of the year. 2012 is our 43rd Grand Vintage Rosé; and is exceptional in its maturity, complexity and charisma. The 2012 Grand Vintage Rosé evokes the transition from spring to summer. It offers an exquisite delicacy, accompanied by freshness and beautiful shades of coral.
This vintage’s red grape varieties were particularly good, especially the Meunier, which explains their dominant proportion in the blend. For once, the Chardonnay stays slightly in the background.
Ageing period in cellars: at least 5 years
Ageing after disgorging: at least 6 months
Dosage : 5g/litre
A shimmering color:
Coral pink with glints of orange, and fine, persistent bubbles.
A bouquet characterized by freshness:
Initially offering refreshing notes of pink grapefruit and blood orange, followed by small red stone fruit such as morello cherries, finishing with more vegetal notes of wild strawberries and rhubarb.
A HARMONIOUS PALATE:
The attack is soft and silky. The initially light, delicate structure becomes more robust in a slightly astringent finish with notes of stone fruit such as plum and damson.
Place the bottle in a champagne bucket, fill with ice cubes and add water. Leave for at least 15 minutes before serving.
Take out the bottle, wipe it carefully, then gently pull away the black tab.
Unfasten the wire cage without removing it completely while keeping the cork in place with the thumb.
Grasp the base of the bottle and twist it gently away from the cork (rather than twisting the cork away from the bottle). Gently remove the cork.
Fill each glass two-thirds full. Ladies first, of course... and enjoy your guests enjoying the magic of Moët!