Way back in episode 7 of The Honest Pour I interviewed Elise Losfelt of Moët & Chandon. In this episode I revisit the wines from this classic Champagne house with her colleague Marie-Christine Osselin. We sat down to discuss the task of creating consistency and quality for Moët & Chandon’s Non-vintage Imperial from over a hundred base wines, and expressing the quality of each vintage Champagne, while still distinguishing the bright fresh fruity house style of Moët & Chandon.
Marie-Christine Osselin, Wine Quality and Communications Manager Moët & Chandon
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Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut
Fresh, fruity, vibrant and easy drinking. Nothing too cerebral here just accessible hedonism
Moët & Chandon Rosé Imperial
Lively fresh red berries with notes of black pepper. Pinot Noir brings great weight and texture.
Moët & Chandon 2012 Grand Vintage
The first Grand Vintage declaration since 2009. Elegance and harmony in a glass. Neither too linear nor too sweet. This beautifully balanced Champagne shows ripeness, freshness, and complexity despite a difficult growing season. Age for 5 to 10 years to drink something very special.
Moët & Chandon 2012 Grand Vintage Rosé
Vibrant color and delicate elegance on the nose. Restrained but present freshness provide impressive structure. Great balance between complex citrus and fresh ripe red berries. Another age worthy Champagne if you can wait that long