MOFO SECRET DEAL Vintage Champagne 2004
This is the stuff you want to be enjoying this New Years - absolute superstar world-renowned Champagne in an '04 Vintage edition, at a very Mofo price indeed. Get in quick to ensure delivery in time for New Years!
This is the real Champagne deal: famous house, great vintage, obscenely fine-tasting bubbles. Such a shame we had to keep this secret, but the choice was - sell if for $40 a bottle more and tell you what it is, or keep it secret and get super sexy with the price.
We went super-sexy.
This is a very distinctive vintage Champagne style, making famous critics wax lyrical. Subtle citrus with round brioche and nuttiness on the nose, and a round palate that belies the minimal sugar and great acid, with maturity and richness from winemaking and oak fermentation.
It's special stuff indeed, it's top secret, and if you get in quick you could be toasting in the new year with a bottle or 6. Mofo style.
“Released at the end of 2011, this wine spent five years on lees and was disgorged Sept/Oct 2009. Lemon, glacéd citrus. Stonefruit, spice. Hints of grapefruit, cashews. There is plenty of both citrus and stonefruit, though more of the latter. There is richness, freshness and complexity. Bright acidity. Dominique acknowledges that 2004 is a really good year for acidity - delicate and well balanced with tremendous acidity. 62% pinot noir, 8% pinot meunier and 30% chardonnay, which come from a mix of Grand and Premier cru vineyards, the latter contributing to the richness of the wine. Superb wine.”
It’s cool, we get it, you want to know absolutely everything about this wine. Well here you go, go nuts.
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From the producer
The term vintage in Champagne describes wines blended from grapes harvested in the same vintage or exceptional year. The Veuve Clicquot House signed the first Vintage wine to be produced in Champagne in 1810, thereafter becoming famous for its mythical wines. The quality of the harvest is not the only specification; a vintage champagne requires all the talent and vision of the Cellar Master in order to create an extraordinary wine that will be secreted away in the cellars before finally being offered to the world. Each Veuve Clicquot Vintage wine must meet two requirement: it must have a unique personality and it must respect the House style.
The exceptionally fine weather conditions in September allowed the abundant crop of grapes to ripen beautifully. So between 23 September and 13 October, we harvested some very fine grapes in excellent conditions of health.
Champagne is not generic sparkling wine, it's a region. There I said it. Get it right people. The reason the French get their lingerie in a twizzle when we call Trilogy 'Champoyne' is the history, the money and the angst that have all gone into making Champagne what it is today: a bureaucratic, strictly controlled, marketing-driven behemoth, that still manages to pump out some of the world's finest and most consistent wines. Adding bubbles to wine was a masterstroke of genius, and makes wine from marginal regions not only palatable, but unique and eminently desirable. But it's the way the grapes are grown, the land they're grown in, and the way the bubbles are generated that makes traditional method sparkling (which all Champagne is) special. There will always be alternatives, but none have the history and marketing power of the luxury Champagne powerhouses. You're not buying wine; you're buying a brand name. And that's ok.