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Dom Perignon The 2015 harvest

Heat. Drought. As you are surely aware, those are the keywords for 2015 so far. The heat was so intense at times that 2015 has already been labelled the warmest year in a decade, and possibly the year with the highest average temperatures since we began recording them. However the heat itself was eclipsed by a drought that was comparable to 1976’s, and which intensified after the flowering. The drought was actually so extreme in June and July, windy months that barely saw any rainfall, that the humidity levels in the soils were even lower than in 1976.

These two factors influenced each vineyard in a different way, depending on their terroir, soil, and vigor, combining to create a specific level of resistance. As a consequence, we expect widely different picking times based on these characteristics and the reaction of each vineyard to the rainfalls of late August.

The positive side is clearly that the sanitary conditions are excellent and that they put no pressure on the harvest schedule. We are therefore at a liberty to pick exactly when we see fit. Right now we observe that the alcohol potential is somewhat high relative to the aromatic and phenolic maturity. Our aim is to wait until all indicators are more in line with each other.

We started picking last week. Most of our efforts are focused on developing the perfect planning which will account for the vast heterogeneity in maturities that we currently witness, and allow us to harvest each vineyard at precisely the right time.

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History

The legendary Moët & Chandon is celebrating 270 years as the world’s most loved champagne.

For over a quarter of a millennium, the renowned French winemaker has been sharing the magic of champagne across the globe. Every glass overflows with the House’s hallmark values of history, generosity, savoir-faire, success, boldness and elegance—values still at the heart of its global appeal.
Toward the end of the 18th century, Jean-Remy Moët, grandson of founder Claude Moët, became famous as the man who introduced champagne to the world. The important figures of the era, from the Marquise de Pompadour to Talleyrand to Napoleon quickly fell in love with the House’s effervescent wine. Moët & Chandon was soon the icon of success and elegance that it remains to this day.

The pioneering spirit has always defined our brand, in every arena from viniculture to new ways of celebrating with champagne. It all began with our founder Claude Moët’s vision of transforming a prestigious but little known regional wine into a favourite of cosmopolitans and courtiers throughout Europe. His grandson Jean-Rémy Moët set out to conquer the market and soon transformed Moët & Chandon into an international symbol of celebration, accomplishing his lifelong goal of “sharing the magic of champagne with the world.”
Innovation has been our watchword ever since, making the world’s most glamorous wine new and exciting for each generation

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Vineyards

Among our first emblematic gestures were the sabering of bottles and the christening of ships. The 20th century saw the arrival of yet more pioneering gestures that are still favourite traditions today. Did you know, that the exuberant spray of champagne is accredited to Moët & Chandon dating back to the celebrations of the winners of the 24-hour Le Mans race in 1967. When Dan Gurney was handed the Jeroboam of Moët & Chandon and used the bottle like a firehose and deliberately sprayed champagne over the guests. A symbol was established, and the name of Moët & Chandon was to be inextricably linked to the winners’ champagne and to explosions of joy and celebration. The champagne pyramid, the dazzling cascade of sparkling bubbles that lights up glamorous parties and receptions around the world? Moët created that overflowing symbol of festivity as well.

Perhaps it’s no surprise that the wine which best expresses the quintessential qualities of champagne is made from grapes grown on the most extensive estate in the region.  Of our 1,150 hectares (2,840 acres) of rich chalk soil, 50% aregrands crus and 25% are premiers crus.

As the grapes that impart their incomparable flavour to our wines, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, come from vineyards in all of the five main areas of Champagne, we have the luxury of choice and the luxury of choosing the best.

With vineyards in Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs, Vallée de la Marne, Sézanne and Aube , we have access to approximately 200 of the 323 crus in the region, including a total of 17 grands crus and 32 of the 44 premiers crus.
This wide-ranging diversity of fruits and vineyards ensures the optimum selection of grapes, enabling us to maintain the constancy of Moët Impérial and the originality of Grand Vintage.

New technology combined with the best of traditional craftsmanship is helping us ensure that the legendary quality and style of our champagnes never falters. As nature is at the very heart of Moët, our latest advances in sustainable viniculture to preserve and protect the environment are among our proudest accomplishments.

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Winemaking

As Chef de Cave, Benoît Gouez’s mastery of his art ensures champagne with the distinctive Moët & Chandon character.

His style and integrity are essential to bringing out the best in each year’s harvest, in his words, “highlighting and sublimating the special characteristics of the grapes grown in Champagne.” With his consummate respect for the natural qualities of the fruit, this young, atypical Chef de Cave is the ideal guardian of the Moët & Chandon spirit.

 

Did you know that Moët Imperial, the House’s flagship champagne, owes its name to Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte
He visited our estates in Epernay numerous times and awarded Jean-Remy Moët one of France’s highest honours, the medal of the Légion d’honneur. Legend has it that Napoleon and his troops invented the tradition of sabering open bottles of Moët to celebrate victory.

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 Omar Khan, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  1 wines  from  Moët & Chandon . In a tasting of  20 wines 

California 1974 tasting / Heitz Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet 1974


 Possibly the most famous American wine worldwide, eucalyptus laced, hauntingly beautiful. Where Mayacamas is the classicist, Heitz is also classic in style, but iconoclastic, akin to virtually nothing else you will experience. Eucalyptus, cherries, coffee and game abound on the nose.


On the palate, there is a medley of fruit and spice, blackberries and hazelnuts next, with a slight honeyed element towards the smooth, silky finish. This wine is well nigh timeless, the inner mouth complexity past the mid palate on to the finish is just remarkable. I believe this has a further several notches to climb -- its uniqueness married with its brilliance continue to astound. 99 Points

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 Tuula Hällström, Wine Collector (Finland)  tasted  2 wines  from  Moët & Chandon . In a tasting of  9 wines 

My country, Finland, celebrates it's 100-Anniversary on this year and we honoured it by tasting several wines from 1917 - the best ones were Château Lafleur-Petrus 1917, Moet & Chandon Imperial 1917, Coutet 1917 ...

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 Saana Kukkavaara, Wine Blogger (Finland)  tasted  2 wines  from  Moët & Chandon . In a tasting of  61 wines 

A long day with latest prestige releases.

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 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  2 wines  from  Moët & Chandon . In a tasting of  37 wines 

Champagne Magazines annual the Best 100 Champagnes 2017 tasting - Day 4 with new vintages from Dom Pérignon, Cuvée Winston Churchill, Armand de Brignac, Charles Heidsieck etc.

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 Tuula Hällström, Wine Collector (Finland)  tasted  2 wines  from  Moët & Chandon . In a tasting of  14 wines 

Some higlights from yesterdays Champagne tasting: Dom Perignon 2009, Palmer 2009, Winston Churchill 2006 etc.

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 Georg Linde, Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Moët & Chandon . In a tasting of  19 wines 

Dominus Estate 1987 - "One of the best cabernet blends I had for some time. A fabulous bottle. Blackberry, plums, tannins still very present, will easily live for another five years." 97 points

1m 6d ago

 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  1 wines  from  Moët & Chandon . In a tasting of  29 wines 

The last of our Bacchanalian extravaganza found us at Per Se, for lunch. Noon is about the minimum recovery time after an evening full of many (many) wines, and thankfully we had a lot of experience at the table. Everybody was ready to go, although I must confess that first glass of welcome Champagne was not easy going down.

1m 8d ago

 Jeannie Cho Lee MW, Pro (China)  tasted  11 wines  from  Moët & Chandon . In a tasting of  11 wines 

Dom Perignon Oenotheque 1975 / A gorgeous, mature Champagne that has a natural sweetness on the nose and palate - sweet biscuits, butterscotch, honeysuckle and toffee. A remarkable Champagne with a long finish that is perfect to enjoy with food - the flavours remind one of a complex, mature, white Burgundy. According to winemaker Richard Geoffroy, this vintage was one the latest harvests with grapes picked in October. There is a richness and generosity here that is not present in many other vintages from the 1970s. This 1975 Oenotheque was disgorged in 2008.

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 Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Moët & Chandon . In a tasting of  37 wines 

Champagne Magazine's The 100 Best Champagnes 2017 - tasting started with Rosé Champages.

1m 17d ago

 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  2 wines  from  Moët & Chandon . In a tasting of  15 wines 

Autumn tasting series started with friends at my home. Best wines were Terrantez 1795, Petrus 1990 mg, Cheval 1947, Latour 1961 and Pol Roger 1947 Mg.

1m 22d ago

 Jan-Erik Paulson, Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  6 wines  from  Moët & Chandon . In a tasting of  20 wines 

This was a fabulous lunch. Six vintages each of Dom Perignon, Roederer Cristal and Veuve Clicquots Grande Dame followed by 12 Bordeaux from 1986. I preferred Dom P in most vintages. The premier crus are good in 1986 but many others are getting too tannic as the fruit dries up.

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