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Champagne is a beverage that is steeped in tradition. With 270 years of experience behind them, champagne producers Moët & Chandon - which forms part of luxury conglomerate LVMH - decided it was time to give it a revolutionary twist. Using the Maison’s savoir-faire, Moët & Chandon has created a brand-new, luxury champagne called MCIII.

For MCIII, Moët & Chandon took inspiration from the number three. The champagne’s production itself is based on the concept of trinity, bringing together the three ageing processes: it is a blend of wines aged in metal, wood and glass. The first stratum is made of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from 2003, preserved in metal vats, this is then followed by a second stratum of Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage blends from 1998, 2000 and 2002 which were aged in wooden casks. Finally, the third stratum consists of champagne from bottles of Moët & Chandon’s Grand Vintage Collection from 1993, 1998 and 1999. The result? A complex wine, with top notes that bear the warmth and richness of coffee, malt and pralines. This is then followed by a combination of citrus aromas and a subtle hint of spices. The final flavours are mineral with a touch of saltiness. 


 
The tripartite pattern is carried through to the final product: Moët & Chandon has created a glass bottle, with a metallic cap and base, which is presented in a wooden case.
 
Using a rare method of combining champagnes from different ageing process, MCIII is to be the first of many: indeed, Moët & Chandon plans to produce further blends which follow this same structure.  
In a statement, Moët & Chandon called this new product a “luxury breakthrough” and “a pioneering interpretation of a multi-vintages champagne.” With MCIII, an innovative example of luxury, Moët & Chandon are resolutely carrying champagne forward into the 21st century.