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Monday, September 30, 2013
MOET AND CHANDON, “IMPERIAL” Epernay, Champagne, France, NV
The world’s most loved CHAMPAGNE! The flagship of the Champagne house Moët & Chandon, "Impérial" is the most accomplished and universal expression of the house style and Champagne itself. It reflects both the diversity and similarities of the three champagne grapes and the richness of the region’s best vineyards to reveal the magic of the birthplace of sparkling wine!
Moët Impérial is an extremely accomplished assemblage of over 120 vineyards, in which the Pinots predominate for intensity and structure (35% to 40% Pinot Noir, 45% to 50% Pinot Meunier) with a hint (10%) of Chardonnay for freshness. The synergy between fruit and yeast is revealed through maturation. The ageing process is almost twice as long as the legal requirement. The use of 30% of carefully selected reserve wines complete the assemblage and enhance its harmony, complexity and consistency. This wine has earned its success with substance and consistency. Year in and year out it is a remarkable wine.