Friday, February 22, 2013

Tasting the stars

During my Eurotrip last year, the Loco Amiga and I went for a tour and tasting at Moët et Chandon in the heart of Champagne. 

We had our own tour guide ushering us through the 28km's of underground tunnels, recounting the family history of the world-famous champagne house and explaining the intricacies of Champagne laws. 

Afterwards a sommelier hosted us for a private tasting of the iconic Moët & Chandon Imperial, as well as the current release Grand Vintage 2002 and Grand Vintage Rosé 2002 (not yet released)Grand Vintage champagne's are made from the grapes of a single exceptional year and the House has only released 69 vintage champagnes since 1842.

Our sommelier also explained the exclusive Dom Perignon, a vintage champagne that is only made from the best years and grapes harvested in the same year. Since the very first harvest in 1921, only 39 vintages has been produced! Unfortunately we did not have the opportunity to taste this famous champagne, but I will add it to my bucketlist.

A beautiful chandelier made of champagne flutes in Moët & Chandon's boutique.

The chandelier in the boutique is made from champagne flutes.  

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