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Moët Impérial is the House’s iconic champagne. Created in 1869, it embodies Moët & Chandon’s unique style, a style distinguished by its bright fruitiness, its seductive palate and its elegant maturity.
Created from more than 100 different wines, of which 20% to 30% are reserve wines specially selected to enhance its maturity, complexity and constancy, the assemblage reflects the diversity and complementarity of the three grapes varietals :
The body of Pinot Noir: 30 to 40%
The suppleness of Pinot Meunier: 30 to 40%
The finesse of Chardonnay: 20 to 30%
An elegant colour: golden straw yellow with green highlights
A sparkling bouquet: the vibrant intensity of green apple and citrus fruit, the freshness of mineral nuances and white flowers, the elegance of blond notes (brioche, cereal, fresh nuts)
A generous palate combining sumptuousness and subtlety, the delicious sumptuousness of white-fleshed fruits (pear, peach, apple), the alluring caress of fine bubbles, the soft vivacity of citrus fruit and nuances of gooseberry.
"Light yellow. Smoky scents of buttery apple and pear, with suggestions of nutmeg and fresh thyme. Full and thick on the palate, showing ripe apple, buttered bread and a whiff of cherry that lingers through the finish. The weight and richness of this cuvee suggest that it would be better at the table than as an aperitif." -Rated 86, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
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