Moet and Chandon 2013 Grand Vintage Rose
Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage champagnes, unlike most champagnes, are made from the grapes of a single exceptional year.
Each Grand Vintage is unique. Each possesses the distinctive, imitable qualities of that year’s outstanding grapes, qualities which have been elevated to their fullest expression through the savoir-faire, experience and expertise of Moët & Chandon and the House’s chef de cave.
Since 1842, the House has released 74 vintage champagnes. Moët & Chandon possesses one of the world’s most prestigious collection of vintage champagnes, all of which are safeguarded in the Grand Vintage Reserve cellars.
Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2013 Rosé is thus an unexpectedly complementary expression of a year that is widely known for its Chardonnays. It is 35% Chardonnay – a rather high proportion for a rosé, which typically contains more Pinot Noir. After 7 years in the cellars, it reveals a truly unique character.
Colour tinged with orange
A radiant, light pink hue with hints of orange.
Chiseled, Generous, Spicy fruitness
The initial aromas are sweet, tinged with a mixture of wild strawberries, raspberries and pomegranate seeds. It then develops a touch of freshness with hints of blood orange and star fruit. Black pepper, dark chocolate, cinnamon, dried flowers and new leather round off the bouquet.
A SPICY, WELL-DEFINED PALATE
The fleshy attack on the palate confirms the wine’s voluptuous character. The chiselled structure of the Pinot Noir is accompanied by the sensation of crisp stone fruit, such as plums and cherries. The texture is finely powdered and a delicate astringency underscores the long finish, with flashes of pink grapefruit and lime zest.