Full Review

Mod

Mod
NV Réserve, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut NV

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$300
Cellar Selection

Mod
NV Réserve, Champagne

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Champagne Brut NV

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of parker dinner rolls, salted butter, pie crusts, cantaloupe, and parmesan with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-long finish displaying accents of honeysuckle, hazelnut, apricot preserves, meyer lemon, and acacia blossoms. A rich and muscular Champagne with a transformative finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: parker dinner rolls, salted butter, pie crusts, cantaloupe, and parmesan
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of honeysuckle, hazelnut, apricot preserves, meyer lemon, and acacia blossoms
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and muscular Champagne with a transformative finish.

The Producer

Mod Sélection Champagne

The Producer

Their Portfolio

90 Mod NV Rosé, Champagne 12% (France) $400.00.
93 Mod NV Réserve, Champagne 12% (France) $300.00.
92 Mod 2008 Réserve, Champagne 12% (France) $480.00.
93 Mod 2008 Rosé, Champagne 12% (France) $550.00.
92 Mod NV Blanc de Blancs, Champagne 12% (France) $450.00.
93 Mod NV Blanc de Noirs, Champagne 12% (France) $450.00.

Champagne Brut NV

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Non-Vintage Brut is the most important category of Champagne. The vast bulk of Champagne is Non-Vintage and the healthy sales of this category are what keeps the Euros flowing in the region. A typical Non-Vintage cuvée will be composed of wine from two of the most recent vintages blended together, with a very small amount of older vintages. The demanding task of a champagne blender is to keep a typical house style by blending many different batches of wine. Quality does vary, at least from year to year if not batch to batch. A succession of good vintages will result in great Non-Vintage champagne with inverse consequences for a run of lesser years.

At the bottling stage Champagne is nearly always sweetened by the addition of a small sweetened dose of wine, called the dosage. The vast bulk of Champagne (including all Vintage releases) is of the "Brut" level of dryness: Dry to the palate though very lightly sweetened. The exact level of dryness of a brut style will vary from producer to producer, but is generally between 0 and 1.2% residual sugar.