I don't think it's my imagination - my friends are being a little bit nicer to me since I surprised them with this spectacular bottle of Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé Champagne 2008 ($69.99). What a beautiful wine - a week has passed and I'm still thinking about it! Delicate but substantial, precise but graceful; this sparkling rosé is the embodiment of balance. A gorgeous shade of vivid pink, this blend of Pinot Noir (46% - of which 20% is red wine), Chardonnay (32%), and Meunier (22%) elegantly expresses Chief Winemaker Benoit Gouez’s personal interpretation of this vintage year.
Every Grand Vintage is unique and the 2008 Grand Vintage Rosé marks Moët & Chandon's 41st vintage rosé release since the introduction of this wine in 1920. Aged for seven years, this extra-brut champagne displays incredible maturity while maintaining freshness and vibrancy. For anyone who thinks that rosé is not serious, one sip of this bubbly will silence them. Luscious and juicy flavors of strawberry, raspberry, blood orange, and blackcurrants are balanced by subtle hints of herbs, crisp lip-smacking minerality, and a touch of warm brioche. An incredibly versatile wine, you can pair this beauty with a wide variety of the summer season's best foods; including crab, lobster, fried clams, and ceviche! And the combination of champagne and pommes frites (french fries) can't be beat. If you're looking for a wine to toast the beauty of the season, do it in grand style with Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé Champagne 2008. Cheers!