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It’s not often that revolutionary news appears in my champagne database. Today, however, I have put in quite sensational updates and changes of grape relations for old vintages of Moët & Chandon Vintages and their Vintage Rosés. Unfortunately, the situation is in this way that I often pounded my head bloody over the years in my quest for accurate grape relations. Often, the houses themselves do not have the correct relations and too often I have received conflicting information from different people at the same house.

Benoit Gouez at Moët & Chandon belongs to the small group who really cares about this. He has been, since he took got in charge researched old archives and just this week he found a list of the blends down to the beginning of the 1900s. Read and marvel.

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