Brand-bubbling-new from the house of Moët & Chandon is the futuristic-inspired, vintage champagne called MCIII. The exquisite new bubbly comes from blending three different wines, grown and aged in metal, wood and glass. Making the most of its fall 2015 harvests, the brand’s Chef de Cave has taken a new approach where the champagne contains 37 per cent chardonnay and pinot noir vinified in stainless steel vats. This stage helps endow an intense fruity dimension to the wine that ‘evokes the sophistication and the sparkle of summer’, the company was quoted saying.
The new blend will also contain a high proportion of “Grand Vintage” wines hailing from 1998, 2000 and 2002 partially matured in oak barrels and lastly, champagnes from the bottled Grand Vintage collection dating from the 1999, 1998 and 1993 vintages. ‘This layer completes the balance of the blend. Deep and roasted notes reinforce the remarkable impression of maturity while enhancing the vitality.’
The final product is a beautiful yellow with a golden glow and fine bubbles packed in a stunning black bottle. When poured into glass, the wine releases coffee, malt and hazelnut aromas as well as notes of pecan and citrus fruit. When rolled around your mouth, the nectar recalls candied citrus fruits, particularly dry fig and the finish is mineral.
This isn’t the first time Moët & Chandon have thrilled us with their innovations. The prestigious brand had previously launched its ‘Moët Ice Imperial’, a unique blend specially created to consume with ice cubes. The new MCIII – named in reference to the initials of the house and its three-layer blending process (and matured in the cellars for 10 years), is available directly from the Moët & Chandon house priced at €450 ($508).
[Via – Pursuitist]