Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 1998 Champagne 75cl
Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Champagne 1998 the 65th in the House’s history. This vintage expresses its personality through an even, balanced structure founded on the pure, clean texture of the year’s grapes. After 14 years of aging the color remains clear and bright, with slight nuances of golden yellow.
The aroma immediately reveals the wine’s maturity, with hints of warm brioche, wax, acacia honey, marzipan and candied fruit. Complexity is enhanced by mineral notes of iodine and sun-warmed stone, along with floral scents of jasmine and linden tea. On the palate, a sense of cohesion and perfectly controlled generosity dominates and persists. The first impression is supple, the texture as light and airy as silk voile. The finish is fresh and pure, with lingering notes of lemon, licorice and spearmint.
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During the first ten days of August, the hot sun caused grillage (a type of dehydration), the first time this had happened in the living memory of the region’s winemakers.
Heavy rains in the first half of September enlarged the grapes and caused a slight outbreak of botrytis. Patience was rewarded when the sunny second half of the month enabled the necessary extra ripening. The grapes were healthy, ripe (9 8 potential alcohol) and nicely fresh (8.1 g / l total acidity).
|ABV (% vol)||12.5|
|Champagne Expression||Brioche, Floral, Zesty, Nutty|
|Champagne Dosage (g/l)||7|
|Champagne Producer Type||Grand Marque|
|Champagne and Wine Aging||Oak|
|Closure||Cork and Cage|
|Champagne Crus||Premier Cru, Grand Cru|
|Champagne Grape||Champagne Blend|
|Time on Lees||4-10 Years|