The profiles of the wines used in the assemblage have been meticulously selected for the specific contribution made by each one :
Mainly Pinot Noir (40-50%), winey and angular, for its intense fruitiness as well as for its structure, which integrates the dosage.
Pinot Meunier (30-40%), full and fleshy, for a rich, melting sensation on the mid-palate.
Chardonnay (10-20%) for a refreshing finish.
|Brand||Moët & Chandon|
Moet had a tasting stand in Nice airport a couple of years ago and though early in the morning I tried this product and really liked it. It's a blanc de blanc champagne (one grape) and to fully enjoy this champagne allow it to chill over the ice for a minute before drinking. The only odd thing about this delicious product is that Moet promote it to be drunk out of white plastic flutes. I hate plastic. This is a classy champagne so treat yourself to a bottle and drink it out of some quality lead crystal flutes or retro champagne 'saucers' . It is also suggested that fruit paraphernalia (akin to what you put in a Pimms) can be added to the drink but straight 'on the rocks' is just perfect. I wish it was cheaper but it is worth it for a special occasion.
First tried it on holiday in the South of France and must say, I found it strange drinking champagne over ice, but Moet have really pulled one out of the hat. It is fruity and over ice it is balanced and fresh.