Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2004
Every Grand Vintage is unique and original, the Moet & Chandon cellar master's personal, free interpretation of the singular qualities of that year's grapes. The House's 70th vintage, Grand Vintage 2004 is a wine of elegant precision. Notes of white peach, lemon, and pineapple along with aromas of marzipan, candied melon, and brown sugar come together in a refined, delicately textured champagne.
38% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir, 29% Pinot Meunier. Moet & Chandon, originally Moet & Cie, was founded in 1743 by Claude Moet in Epernay, France. His grandson, Jean-Remy Moet, took over in 1792 and the company attracted a loyal international following through his friendship with Napoleon Bonaparte. Napolean had visited Moet's estates numerous times and legend has it that Napoleon and his troops invented the tradition of sabering open bottles of Moet to celebrate victory. Today, Moet & Chandon is a symbol of celebrating with champagne—from rituals as simple as uncorking or sabering a bottle to creating dazzling champagne pyramids, at small intimate gatherings or christening of ships to large parties or weddings. Each Grand Vintage is a unique creation, an expression of an exceptional year by the Chef de Cave of Moet & Chandon.