For high resolution images, click HERE
<<13th April, 2018 – Hong Kong>> In keeping with its mission to “share the magic of champagne with the world,” Moët & Chandon strives to create the finest sparkling wines with a truly inimitable identity. Among the individuals who form the talented team of winemakers at the luxury champagne house is Marie-Christine Osselin, who works closely with legendary chef de cave Benoît Gouez and was appointed Wine Quality & Communication Manager in May 2016. She spearheads all communication regarding Moët & Chandon’s technical wine messages to markets within France and beyond and is excited to share her experience and knowledge of Moët & Chandon with Hong Kong.
Moët & Chandon Champagne Lunch with Marie-Christine Osselin at Écriture
On Tuesday, 17th April, Marie-Christine will be in Hong Kong to host an exclusive Moët & Chandon tasting session over a lunch at the newly opened restaurant, Écriture. Privileged guests will have the chance to experience the sheer generosity and greatness of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial, Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial Rosé en Magnum and the newly launched Moët & Chandon Grand Vintages 2009 and Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé 2009 with expert guidance by none other than one of the winemakers herself. The Grand Vintage 2009 is also not yet available in restaurants in Hong Kong.
Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2009 & Grand Vintage Rosé 2009
Gourmands will be pleased to discover that each unique variation of Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage pairs exquisitely with food. The Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2009 shows an assured maturity, fleshy and juicy fruit, and the flowery evocation of an armful of roses, blooming and delicate. Pairings should bring out the ripe texture of fruits and vegetables, and the fresh aroma of herbs such as cilantro, chervil and basil. An electrifying blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay and 14% Meunier, the Grand Vintage is a result of what chef de cave Benoît Gouez describes as “an exceptional year” in Champagne.
Evoking scents of picking ripe berries under the summer sun, the delectably appetising Grand Vintage Rosé 2009 is composed of 59% Pinot Noir (of which 19% is red wine), 30% Chardonnay and 11% Pinot Meunier. As seen with both interpretations of the singular harvest, Pinot Noir takes centre stage in 2009 – the proportion of which has not been this high in a Grand Vintage since 1996. The Grand Vintage Rosé 2009 is best paired with warm summer flavours such as roasted meat with fruit, fresh herbs and crunchy nuts.
Proving the house’s famous credo that “bigger is better”, guests will also enjoy a taste of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial in Magnum, superior in complexity and harmony as a result of a slower maturing process. As the bottle size increases and the neck stays the same, the proportion of exposed wine to unexposed wine decreases exponentially. Thus, wines in larger bottles like Magnums encounter less exposure to the degrading effects of oxygen.
About Moët & Chandon:
Celebrating your accomplishments with moments of success and glamour, with generosity and grandeur is our essential mission. Moët has been associated with the sparkle of success and glamour ever since the House was founded in 1743 by Claude Moët. These are the values that we share and the values that inspired the founder’s grandson Jean-Remy Moët to share our champagne with the world. A man with a true spirit of achievement and leadership, it is to him we owe our reputation as the world’s most loved champagne. Discover who we are, discover our vineyards and our values. Discover our dedication to making fine champagnes that dazzle with the spirit of charisma and accomplishment.
About Marie-Christine Osselin
Marie-Christine Osselin was appointed Wine Quality & Communication Manager in May 2016 by luxury champagne house Moët & Chandon. Marie-Christine is an integral part of the team that works closely with Chef de Cave Benoît Gouez, and communicates Moët & Chandon’s technical wine messages to the markets within France and abroad. She is based in Epernay.
Prior to joining Moët & Chandon, Marie-Christine honed her skills in the wine industry as Quality, Health, Safety, Environment (QHSE) Manager for the Cave de Cairanne (Maison Camille Cayran), a post that she held from 2007 to 2014. Prior to this, she was Quality Assistant for Cave de Beaumes (Balma Venitia) from 2006 to 2007.
Marie-Christine holds a bachelor’s degree in Quality Management from ISSBA – University of Angers with a specialization in cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. She also has a degree in biological laboratory technics with a specialization in medical analysis from the University of Toulon.
Marie-Christine is fluent in French and English, with an intermediate level in Italian.