At the start of the year Canadian Rapper Drake teamed up with Brent Hocking, the founder of DeLeón Tequila, to create a new Champagne - Mod Sélection Champagnes so it seems only fitting that as the year draws to end he releases two 2008 vintage expressions...
The new varietals billed as “exquisite masterpieces from a lauded harvest year comprise of Mod Sélection Réserve and Mod Sélection Rosé.
Mod Sélection Réserve Vintage 2008 exudes a noticeable elegance and finesse in the bead. Aromas of rich, ripe fruit open beautifully in the glass. On the palate, orange peel, dried apricot and pineapple leave place for brioche, nutmeg and clove. Full bodied without heaviness, this is a vintage that proves the reward that comes from waiting.
Mod Sélection Rosé Vintage 2008 boasts a remarkable deep-salmon hue, emblematic of the rare Saignée method. On the palate, an immediate focus of concentrated and complex fresh red fruit – strawberry, blood orange and plum. Then, honey, ginger and sweet spice, true of such a vintage. Perfectly balanced acidity results in a finish both graceful and opulent.
The combination of strict selection processes at harvest, the most delicate extraction of first press "coeur de cuvee," rigorous control of fermentation's, and use of the rare Rosé de Saignée production method have come together to create the purest expression of balance and terroir found in Champagne today.
"The attention to detail in every aspect of our production process is what sets this Champagne apart from all other 2008 vintages the industry has seen this year," says Hocking, Founder & CEO of Mod Sélection Champagne. "We have purposely waited to release these special blends to ensure optimum quality and purity - and we believe they're worth the wait."
In keeping with the brand's inaugural releases, the 2008 vintage varietals are packaged in rich brown metallic bottles, with avant-garde décor and adornment process. Delicate symbolized patterns and embellishments are handcrafted and applied by the finest artisans in Champagne, ensuring no two bottles are ever alike.
This announcement marks the third and fourth exclusive releases from the house of Mod Sélection, all of which have received 98 points by renowned wine critic, Anthony Dias Blue. Upcoming variants include NV Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs, Vintage 2008 Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs, NV Blanc de Noirs, and a uniquely styled single vineyard estate grown Tête de Cuvée.
Priced at US$480 and $550 the champagnes are available to purchase now