Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2004

Cuvee: Vintage
Vintage: 2004
Grand Vintage 2004 embodies the three essential values of the Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage spirit: freedom of interpretation, selection of the year's most remarkable wines and respect for the individuality of each vintage for finely aged champagnes which stand out for their maturity, complexity and charisma. Fruity and floral notes, straightforward yet complex. Plentiful, in excellent health and beautifully ripe were the key characteristics of the 2004 harvest. Throughout the entire growing season the weather was unusually mild and particularly favourable to thriving vines and exquisitely mature grapes. After a somewhat dry spring the vines flourished in the early summer rains and subsequent hot sunny weather. Very warm temperatures later in the season created the ideal conditions for a harvest which was both extremely abundant and at the perfect stage of ripeness.

The Blend
Chardonnay: 38 %, Pinot Noir: 33 % and Pinot Meunier: 29 %. Dosage: 5 g/l

Tating Notes
Eye: A brilliant light yellow with a fine, jewel-like bead

Nose: fruity notes of white peach, lemon, pineapple, green banana and pear. Floral, botanical scents of mock-orange, herbal tea and honeysuckle. Spicier, sweeter nuances of pepper, brown sugar, marzipan and candied melon

Palate: straightforward yet complex, with a sleek, pure savour leading into a long, languorously rich finish. Alight, lively, supple structure with mineral overtones. Notes of rhubarb and grapefruit with a touch of mint

Food Pairing: Fish, seafood and caviar, duck and white meat such as poultry, fresh green flavours like coriander or lemongrass. Risotto, pasta