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Moët Grand Vintage 2009

Moët & Chandon has launched its Grand Vintage Blanc and Rosé from the 2009 harvest, which chef de cave Benoît Gouez describes as “an exceptional year” in Champagne.

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2009 is a blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay and 14% Meunier.
Commenting on the excellence of the harvest, Gouez said that the real surprise was the quality of the Pinot Noir, and, as a result, as much as 50% of the blend is made with this single red grape, the highest proportion since Moët’s 1996 vintage release.

The 2009 vintage began with one of the coldest winters in 15 years. Although there was no frost in spring, it was a particularly rainy season, with several severe storms.

However, by mid-July, consistently hot, dry and sunny weather arrived, allowing the sugars and aromas to develop in the fruit.

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2009 is a blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay and 14% Meunier. The Grand Vintage Rosé 2009 is a blend of 59% Pinot Noir (of which 19% is red wine), 30% Chardonnay and 11% Meunier. As has been the case since 2002, the dosage for both is just 5g/l, and the wine has spent seven years in the house’s cellars, and a minimum of six months after disgorgement, before release.

RRP: Blanc £47, Rosé £60.

CONTACT Moët Hennessy UK, +44 (0)20 7808 4400

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