Earlier in the year, Drake partnered with Brent Hocking, the founder of DeLeón Tequila for his very own champagne range titled- Mod Sélection Champagnes. And in expanding the assortment of bubbly’s further, the Canadian rapper has introduced two new varieties to the collection namely – the Mod Sélection Réserve Vintage 2008 and Mod Sélection Rosé Vintage 2008.
The reserve (priced at $480 a bottle) is a blend of 10% Pinot Noir, 55% Meunier and 35%. It boasts aromas of “rich, ripe fruit” with hints of “orange peel, dried apricot, pineapple, brioche, nutmeg and clove” on the palate. The Rose, on the other hand, is a blend of 10% Pinot Noir, 50% Meunier and 40% Chardonnay and contains notes of honey, ginger and sweet spice with a taste of “concentrated and complex fresh red fruit. The latter is priced at $550 a bottle and is made using the special saignée method of winemaking.
Commenting on the launch, CEO of Mod Sélection Champagne, Brent Hocking in a statement said, “The attention to detail in every aspect of our production process is what sets this Champagne apart from all other 2008 vintages the industry has seen this year.” He further added, “We have purposely waited to release these special blends to ensure optimum quality and purity – and we believe they’re worth the wait.” The exclusive editions come in handcrafted, embossed, metallic bottles and are currently available for sale online as well as with select retailers worldwide.