Ten to thirty meters down under the limestone of the Champaign district of France, 100klm north of Paris near the Belgium border lies 28klm of cellars where temperature and humidity are unchanging. These are the cellars of Moet and Chandon, the Champagne house founded in 1743 and one of the biggest producers in France. They have 2,840 acres of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. There are several forms of Brut (a dry wine), include Extra, Sauvage, Ultra, Integral and zero who all have in common that they have less than 6% residual sugar per litre and in this case less than 1.5 an important factor in the secondary fermentation and creation of those bubbles we all associate with Champaign. The Nebuchadnezzar is impressive, in essence it is equal to twenty standard 75cl bottles and is a blend of over 200 Crus and was first introduced in 1869 and now has a Royal warrant to supply Queen Elizabeth 11. The bouquet is bright and fruity, green apples and citrus and an essence of white flowers. The taste on the palate is a blend of pears, peaches and apples with a finish of gooseberry. I have to say that this is a superb Champaign from producers who have perfected their craft over centuries.