Moet & Chandon 'Brut Imperial' Vintage Champagne, 2012
Moet's Grand Vintage 2012, the House’s 74th vintage stands out for its maturity, complexity and charisma. Grand Vintage 2012 is evocative of the transition from spring to summer, a certain gentleness accompanied by freshness and harmony.
Pale bright yellow with green reflections and a fine, persistent bead. it has a fresh bouquet with hints of fresh white flowers evolving toward notes of pastry, punctuated with nuances of fresh walnut, hazelnut and rusk. In accompaniment are notes of crisp, just-ripe fruits, with aromas of pear, white peach and nectarine. On the palate the first impression is harmonious, supple and fluid. Then the texture unfolds, as soft as cashmere. The initial sweetness gradually gives way to a more acidic structure which extends and persists to create a final note of tanginess with a hint of iodine underscored by an appetizing nuance of pink grapefruit.
Moet & Chandon
Moët et Chandon’s, long history dates back to 1743 when a wine trader by the name of Claude Moët began selling Champagne; first to France, and later across Europe. As the company’s fortunes increased, so vineyard acquisitions were made. In 1792 these included the vineyards of the Abbey de Hautvillers, where a certain Benedictine Monk had spent a number of years improving Champagne winemaking techniques. It wasn’t until 1842 that Moet marketed its first vintage, taking things one step further in 1921 with the first release under the ultra-prestige Dom Perignon label. A fitting tribute, albeit 150 odd years late, to the monk who had dedicated so many years to the understanding of Champagne excellence. The quality of Champagne released under the Dom Perignon label has seldom been in doubt, only produced as a vintage cuvee and only in vintages deemed high enough quality. The 2004 vintage marks the 40th release since 1921. In 1959 a vintage Rose was added to the range, and more recently the house has begun releasing the spellbinding late disgorged Oenotheque wines.
|Alcohol % by Vol.||12.5%|
|Closure Type||Champagne Cork|
|Style||Champagne - Brut|
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