Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2006 Champagne
Lots of great things were happening in 2006, namely the sensational Helen Mirren won an Oscar for her role in Queen Elizabeth II, but over in the tranquil vineyards of the Champagne region, Moët & Chandon’s Grand Vintage 2006 and Grand Vintage Rosé 2006 were created and they have pipped Helen to the top of the list in our view.
Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2006 Champagne is described by the house as ‘floral, expansive and succulent’’. Unlike most champagnes, these Grand Vintages are made from the grapes of a single exceptional year, meaning that each Grand Vintage is unique. The Grand Vintage is the cellar master’s own interpretation to embrace the singular qualities of that year’s grapes. Grand Vintage 2006 is the perfect embodiment of the Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage spirit, a spirit founded on three essential values; freedom of interpretation, selection of the year’s most remarkable wines, individuality of the vintage to create champagnes distinguished by their maturity, complexity and charisma.
Chardonnay (42%), Pinot Noir (39%), Pinot Meunier (19%)
About the Brand
Moët & Chandon is one of the world's leading Champagne brands. With the most extensive estates in the region combined with centuries of expertise, the Moët & Chandon name guarantees excellence and consistent quality through every bottle. Moët has been associated with the sparkle of success and glamour ever since the House was founded in 1743 by Claude Moët - Sharing success and glamour with the world has been their inspiration, passion and raison d'être for nearly three centuries.
The Moët & Chandon style is distinctive: a bright fruitiness, a seductive palate and an elegant maturity that are the result of the slow, gradual progression from vine to cellar.
Since 1842, the House has released 69 vintage champagnes. Moët & Chandon possesses one of each of the world’s most prestigious collection of vintage champagnes, all of which are safeguarded in the Grand Vintage Reserve cellars.
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Bright pale yellow with glimmers of green and fine, dynamic bubbles, the nose features floral notes of honeysuckle and acacia with citrus mandarin orange zest, a hint of anise, white peach, nectarine and gentle scents of frangipane and brioche. The succulent notes of white fruits envelop and channel the freshness towards a mouth-watering finish with a lingering note of citrus fruit.