Moet & Chandon Reserve Imperial Champagne
The Moët et Chandon Brut Réserve Impériale is a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. It is an icon of style and elegance with its soft, fresh and refined body, characteristics that make it perfect for any occasion and the ideal gift for the most sincere wishes!
Straw yellow with golden reflections, it has a very fine and persistent perlage. The nose is dominated by crisp fruity notes of pear and green apple, orange blossom and citrus zest with a lively mineral verve in the background. An engaging first taste widens to captures the soft interweaving of the fruit and fresh flavour. The very long finish is reminiscent of bread crust.
Perfect for an aperitif, it perfectly marries with seafood dishes.
The Moet & Chandon Reserve Imperial is exclusively reserved for specialised wine merchants in France. It benefits from an additional 12 months of aging in oak barrels, followed by a further 6 months in the bottle. This extended aging process results in a champagne that exhibits increased complexity and finesse, making it an undeniable delight for the senses.
Moet & Chandon
Moët et Chandon’s, long history dates back to 1743 when a wine trader by the name of Claude Moët began selling Champagne; first to France, and later across Europe. As the company’s fortunes increased, so vineyard acquisitions were made. In 1792 these included the vineyards of the Abbey de Hautvillers, where a certain Benedictine Monk had spent a number of years improving Champagne winemaking techniques. It wasn’t until 1842 that Moet marketed its first vintage, taking things one step further in 1921 with the first release under the ultra-prestige Dom Perignon label. A fitting tribute, albeit 150 odd years late, to the monk who had dedicated so many years to the understanding of Champagne excellence. The quality of Champagne released under the Dom Perignon label has seldom been in doubt, only produced as a vintage cuvee and only in vintages deemed high enough quality. The 2004 vintage marks the 40th release since 1921. In 1959 a vintage Rose was added to the range, and more recently the house has begun releasing the spellbinding late disgorged Oenotheque wines.
|Bottles per case||6|
|Alcohol % by Vol.||12.0%|
|Closure Type||Champagne Cork|
|Style||Champagne - Brut|
|Grape Type(s)||Pinot Noir 40%, Pinot Meunier 30%, Chardonnay 30%|
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