Moët & Chandon launches 2012 vintage

Champagne Moët & Chandon has released its 2012 ‘Grand Vintage’, the 74th vintage release from the house and one that reportedly rises above the problems presented by the growing season.

According to Benoit Gouez, Moët’s cellar master: “2012 was an unprecedented year in the records of winemaking.  So many trials and tribulations and yet such promising results.  Nature treated the vineyards to almost every form of meteorological disaster.

“Frost in winter, front in early spring, frost in late spring, torrential rains, hailstorms, a cold spell during flowering and, finally, scalding heat and water shortages in late summer all put the vines and vintners to the test. Nevertheless, thanks to a reversal of fortune that could only happen in Champagne, one month later there was talk of this being one of the great vintages!”

The final assemblage is 41% Chardonnay, 26% Meunier and 33% Pinot Noir and a dosage of 5g/l.

Gouez continued: “The wines made from black grapes, especially the usually fragile Meunier, were particularly good in 2012, which explains why they make up an important part of the assemblage.

“For once, Chardonnay is slightly in the background and for me this Grand Vintage is a softly fresh and harmonious wine that reveals itself slowly.”

One Response to “Moët & Chandon launches 2012 vintage”

  1. Jean Gadbois says:

    So perhaps have we got to the point when it is superfluous to talk about good , bad and anything in-between , vintages ?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Customer Services Administrator

Speciality Drinks
London, UK

Group Stock Analyst

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, UK

Sales Operations Executive

Enotria Winecellars Ltd
London, UK

Global Head of Trade Marketing

Atom Brands
Tonbridge, UK

Brand Manager - NPD & Go to Market

Maverick Drinks
London, UK

Brand Manager Marketing Entry Level

Distell International Ltd
London or Glasgow

Brand Manager - Maternity Cover

Hatch Mansfield
Ascot, Berkshire

Finance Manager

The Benevolent, the Drinks Industry Charity
London

Customer Service Executive

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, UK

Pink Rosé Festival

Cannes,France
7th Feb 2019

IBWSS UK

London,United Kingdom
11th Mar 2019
Click to view more

Fortified Masters 2018

Deadline : 23rd November 2018

The Global Riesling Masters 2018

Deadline : 26th November 2018

Click to view more

The Global Beer Competition

Find out this competition results !

The Global Syrah Masters 2018

the drinks business is proud to announce The Global Syrah Masters 2018.

Click to view more