Moët & Chandon, one of the world’s largest expansive champagne producers and a prominent champagne house, declares 2009 a Grand Vintage. Following several vintages in which Chardonnay was dominant, Pinot Noir has taken the spotlight in 2009.
Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2009, the high-end maison’s 73rd vintage, is an authentic example of wine making excellence and savoir-faire of the French fine winery and co-owner of the luxury goods company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton . Matured for seven years, the new oenological masterpiece is the expression of a singular harvest. 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 2009 is a fulfilled and enveloping extra brut champagne with a distinctive pinot noir influence (50% of its assemblage). “The Pinot Noir’s controlled power is the very backbone of Grand Vintage 2009. This is noteworthy because the proportion of pinot noir has not been this high in a Moët & Chandon grandvintage since 1996,” said Benoit Gouez, Chef de Cave at Moët & Chandon.
Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage champagnes are aged wines of distinguished character, first created in 1842 to meet the demands of connoisseurs for more mature wines. Every Grand Vintage is original, created around the Chef de Cave’s freedom of interpretation, selection of the year’s most remarkable wines, and respect for the individuality of each vintage.
The new release perfectly embodies the Grand Vintage spirit, a spirit founded on three essential values: freedom of interpretation, selection of the year’s most remarkable wines, and the individuality of the vintage.
“Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2009 is a blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay and 14% Meunier. The Grand Vintage Rosé 2009 is an assemblage of 59% Pinot Noir (of which 19% is red wine), 30% Chardonnay and 11% Meunier,” wrote thedrinksbusiness.
“Both cuvées are now available to the off- and on-trade from Moët Hennessy, with Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2009 having anRRP of £47 and Grand Vintage Rosé an RRP of £60.The blanc and rosé 2009 launches represent the 73rd and 42nd releases in the house’s vintage history respectively,” added thedrinksbusiness.
First launched at London’s Somerset House in September, it is now available globally at selective retailers and at the most exquisite bistros, to celebrate milestone moments as well as share epicurean experiences with gourmet delights.