Product DetailsThe 61st vintage from Moët & Chandon is distinguished by its maturity, harmony and personality, which reveals warm notes of quince, crème brulée and cappuccino. The 1992 vintage, like all other Grand Vintages, is made solely from the grapes of one year. In 1992, the weather was suitably clement to create ripe and uniform grapes.
How to enjoy
- Service temperature - 10-12°C
- When to drink - Drink now through 2022+
- Storage advice - Store horizontally in a cool (10-15°C), dark place away from vibrations
- Closure - Cork
- Health warning - Contains sulphites
- Alcohol by volume - 12.5%
- Dosage - 7.5 g/L
Blend and Origin
Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 1992
After three years of springtime frosts, 1992 offered a reprieve, with budding occurring during mild weather. A warm, sunny summer helped to create superbly ripe and mature grapes. The final vintage comprises 45% pinot noir, 40% chardonnay and 15% meunier.
This product can only be purchased by persons over 18 years of age.
A champagne with great depth
Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 1992 won gold at the Decanter World Wine Awards in 2012. The champagne, distinguished by its maturity and harmony, its luxurious, creamy palate and its exceptional personality, was a worthy winner, and represents the best of Moët & Chandon’s Grand Vintage Collection. These vintage champagnes spanning 1842 to today are the ultimate expression of each singular year.
The grapes in Moët & Chandon’s Grand Vintage 1992 come from the maison’s extensive vineyards, which span the five main areas of Champagne. The scope and diversity of these vineyards – in Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs, Vallée de la Marne, Sézanne and Aube – ensure the optimum selection of grapes, year after year. In this vintage, the chardonnay and pinot noir were grown primarily in Côte des Blancs, where the terroir imparts elegance and freshness. The meunier was grown in Vallée de la Marne, an area where the soil is particularly suited to the more vigorous varietal.
The Champagne region was affected by frosts for three consecutive springs, and winemakers were relieved when budding in 1992 occurred during warmer weather. Flowering occurred over several days in May in Côte des Blancs and into June for the meunier. The grapes then benefited from a warm, sunny summer – withstanding occasional hailstorms – to ripen uniformly across the maison’s vineyards. With ideal acidity and concentration, the harvested fruits were transformed into this characterful champagne that has matured into a harmonious, round Grand Vintage.
Matches well with layered flavours
Start your meal with flavoursome shellfish such as lobster.
Dutch veal served with truffle risotto and butternut squash will complement the complexity of this vintage. For a vegetarian option, serve the risotto and squash with oyster mushrooms.