Moet & Chandon releases 2012 vintage

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Champagne Moet & Chandon has launched its 2012 ‘Grand Vintage’ – the 74th vintage release from the house and one that reportedly overcomes the challenges of the year’s growing season.

Benoit Gouez, Moet’s cellar master, says that “2012 was an unprecedented year in the records of winemaking. So many trials and tribulations and yet such promising results. Nature treated the vineyards to almost every form of meteorological disaster.”

Gouez says that the inclement weather “put the vines and vintners to the test”, but that “a reversal of fortune that could only happen in Champagne” meant that there was soon talk of it being one of the great vintages.

The final assemblage is 41% Chardonnay, 26% Meunier and 33% Pinot Noir and a dosage of 5g/l.

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