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Champagne Moêt & Chandon Grand Vintage 2006

Champagne, FranceVintage number 71 opens with notes of sea shell, white peach and light biscuit. This highly finessed 2006 vintage mixes 42/39/19 chardonnay/pinot noir/pinot meunier, with a great depth of pithy lemon and chalky minerality. A dense green apple core is brightened and styled with chalk dust and lemon vibrancy. A fine rift of spices on the finish, and a low (5 g/l) dosage keep chardonnay's pristine fruit at the fore. A quirky year, the 2006 vintage followed a cold winter, frost in the spring, and a summer that featured hail, a heat wave and then a cool, rainy August. It was all saved by a September that featured three weeks of superb weather to brought the crop home. It’s what makes a vintage bubble so unique.Tasted: 06 December 2016Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Moet & ChandonDistributors: Charton-Hobbs
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot Noir - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 4611152UPC: 3185370498125