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Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 2012 Champagne 75cl
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Weather: The 2012 weather has been hallmarked by many as very challenging but has created some stunning Champagne. Relatively low yields due to various weather conditions throughout the year. The winter months brought some frosts and hail which damaged the early stages of bud burst. August and September were very warm and this helped rescue and give the grapes a stunning maturity.
Vineyards: Predominantly Grand & Premier Crus
Grape Varieties: 41% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir, 26% Pinot Meunier
Ageing: 6 years on the lees
Dosage: 5 g/l
Cork: Mytik Diam Technological
Drink: Now to 2025+
Tasting Note: Hints of white flowers and sweet pastry. A supple and soft-textured champagne, its initial sweetness gives way to a more structured acidity. A persistent finish reveals zesty notes of pink grapefruit and peaches.
Really quite a rich nose with very light smokiness. Then very bright fruit with tangerine notes on the nose and then strong acidity. Very punchy and nice dry finish, 5 g/l.”
Since then, Moët & Chandon have grown by acquiring other champagne estates, selling them forward and keeping their prestigious vineyards. Such large-scale production could only operate under the leadership of a truly superb Chef de Caves and in Benoît Gouez, Moët have one of the best. With a ten-man oenologist team led by chief Dom Pérignon winemaker Richard Geoffroy, Benoît has access to the most academic minds and palates in the region, no doubt a huge driving factor behind his success. Now proprietors to the largest amount of land: some 1,190-hecatres of rich limestone soil, and the largest extent of cellars: over twenty eight kilometres, Moët & Chandon's future is as secure as their champagnes are delicious.
Cellar Master: Benoît Gouez
Winery Location: Épernay | Champagne, France
Champagne Region: Côte des Blancs
Annual Production (bottles): Undisclosed
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Following the introduction of the concept of a vintage champagne in 1840, Moët marketed its first vintage in 1842. Their best-selling brand, Brut Imperial was introduced in the 1860s. Moët & Chandon is the world's largest producer of Champagne, making over 26 million bottles per year. The 1,190 hectares of rich limestone soil, 50% of which is classified Grand Cru and 25% Premier Cru make up the largest vineyard area in Champagne. Further, not only does the house own the most amount of land but also the largest extent of cellars, some 28 kilometres.
Moët & Chandon merged with Hennessy Cognac in 1971 and with Louis Vuitton in 1987 to become LVMH (Louis-Vuitton-Moët-Hennessy), the largest luxury group in the world, netting over €37.6 billion in fiscal 2016. Moët & Chandon hold a royal warrant as supplier of Champagne to Queen Elizabeth II.