Moet & Chandon Extra Brut Grand Vintage 2013
Each Grand Vintage is unique and expresses the Moët & Chandon Cellar Master’s personal interpretation of the year. The maturity of this 2013 champagne—the 75th Grand Vintage in the House’s history—is immediately apparent.
Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2013 is a champagne marked by a late harvest. It encapsulates a year of waiting, a year of anticipation. The season shines through in its flavors and aromas, while its maturity is expressed through its autumnal notes, golden hue, and persistent bubbles.
On the eye: A light golden hue with fine, persistent bubbles.
On the nose: The maturity of this champagne is immediately apparent, with autumnal notes of roasted chestnuts, toasted buckwheat, rich nuts, honey, and nougat. White fruit is revealed next, reminiscent of a beautifully ripe apple or pear. Aromas of iodine, dried flowers, and pine sap complete the bouquet.
On the palate: The palate is direct and energetic, supported by a lively yet delicate acidity and a finely chiseled structure, and enveloped by a refined, grainy texture. The wine finishes with a pleasantly bitter hint of white grapefruit.
Varietals: 41% Chardonnay, 38% Pinot Noir, 21% Pinot Meunier
Aging: 7 years