Moet & Chandon Brut Vintage 1999

Vintage from Champagne, France

Price: $64.99
Item No. 83229
  • WE92
  • W&S92
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VINTAGE
In 1999, a mild winter encouraged early bud break and vegetative growth, while hot temperatures in May led to early flowering and good fruit set. June and July saw periods of rain and hail mixed with fine growing weather, but after veraison, the weather was hot and dry. These drought conditions were relieved just prior to harvest with a bit of rain, helping the grapes to ripen to perfection. Harvest began on September 15th under good conditions, and grapes were harvested with good ripeness and moderate acidity.

COMPONENTS
• 31% Chardonnay
• 38% Pinot Noir
• 31% Pinot Meunier

COLOR
Medium gold

AROMA
White fresh fruits (peach, pear), dried fruits, hints of toasted and malt notes

STYLE
Complex, fleshy and persistent

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The largest Champagne house in France, Moët et Chandon was founded in 1743 by Claude Moët. They produce large volumes of non-vintage wine under the White Star and Brut Imperial designations, however, are best known for their premium brand Dom Pérignon.

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Vintage Champagne and Sparkling Wines Vintage Champagne is made in particularly good years with optimum weather and the best grape selection. Some houses, like Dom Perignon, only make vintage Champagne, so they do not produce a wine every year and have no non-vintage bottlings. What makes vintage Champagne better? Well, status for one - many vintage Champagnes are...

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