Faithful to our founding philosophy of 'sharing the magic of champagne with the world', Moët & Chandon offers a diverse range of unique wines for every occasion, every mood and every palate. Moët & Chandon Impérial
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:
30 to 40% Pinot Noir - provides the body, structure and intensity as well as red fruit notes.
30 to 40% Pinot Meunier - provides the roundness and fleshiness and white-fruit notes.
20 to 30% Chardonnay - provides the elegance, acidity, and freshness with citrus fruit and white flower notes.
20% to 30% reserve wines
9 g/litre Dosage (Brut)
24 months aging in the cellar with an additional 3 months of bottle age after disgorgement.Moët & Chandon Rosé ImpérialRosé Impérial
is the most extroverted and seductive expression of the Moët & Chandon style. It reflects the diversity and complementary characteristics of the three champagne grapes and the richness of the region’s best vineyards to reveal the magic of the world’s most loved champagne. Lively and generous, Rosé Impérial distinguishes itself by a radiant color and an intense fruitiness on the palate that instantly seduces and delights.
Rosé Impérial’s assemblage is built on the intensity of Pinot Noir (40 to 50%, 10% of which is red wine), the fruitiness of Pinot Meunier (30 to 40%, 10% of which is red wine) and the finesse of Chardonnay (10 to 20%). The use of 20 to 30% of carefully selected reserve wines complete the assemblage and enhance its intensity, subtlety and consistency.
The color is a glowing pink with dominant red tones and purple highlights.
The aromas are intense and irresistible, a lively bouquet of fresh red summer berries (strawberry, raspberry and red currant) with floral nuances (rose, hawthorn) and a light peppery touch. The palate combines intensity and roundness: fleshy and juicy at first, then firm (stone fruit), with a subtle herbal (mint) finish.
In a Mediterranean spirit, food pairings should be simple and intense in aroma, flavor and color. Particularly recommended are grilled shellfish, red-fleshed fish in a thin-sliced carpaccio, grilled or pan-seared red meat (raw to lightly cooked) in a light sauce, sun-ripened vegetables and fresh red berries.Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial
A luscious and lively expression of the Moët & Chandon style. Nectar Impérial is a sensuous champagne permeated with the rich and lively flavors of ripe, exotic and candied fruits.
Nectar Impérial's assemblage is built on the structure of Pinot Noir (40 to 50%), the flesh of Pinot Meunier (30 to 40%) and the freshness of Chardonnay (10 to 20%). The use of 20% to 30% of carefully selected reserve wines complete the assemblage and enhance its intensity, richness and consistency.
Its yellow color is sustained and nuanced with gold.
Its aromas are generous and rich with tropical fruits (pineapple, mango) and stoned fruits (Mirabelle plum, apricot), capped by nuances of grain (malt) and sweet spices (cinnamon and vanilla).
On the palate it is a succulent blend of richness and elegance, extreme creaminess and vibrant freshness (grapefruit).
Ideal for all sweet and sour, fatty-spicy, sugary-spicy or sweet dishes, Nectar Impérial exalts the flavor of fish, meat and poultry, poached or cooked in a creamy sauce, well-ripened, white-fleshed fruit, tropical or yellow-fleshed fruit, dried or glazed fruit, fatty nuts and spices. Two unusual, highly recommended pairings: foie gras and blue cheeses.Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial Rosé
A gourmand and voluptuous expression of the Moët & Chandon style. The first unique rich and luscious rosé champagne in the U.S. - this vibrant champagne embodies fragrant aromas of nectarine, cherry and red currant with hints of sugar candy and rosemary.
Nectar Rosé's assemblage is built on the intensity of Pinot Noir (45 to 55%, 10% of which are red wine), the fruitiness of Pinot Meunier (35 to 45%, 10% of which are red wine) and the freshness of Chardonnay (5 to 10%). The use of 20% to 30% of carefully selected reserve wines complete the assemblage and enhance its density, richness and consistency.
Its red color is sustained and nuanced with coppery shades.
Its aromas are intense and deep with ripe berries (wild strawberry, blackberry, black currant) and cherry, nuanced by herbal and heady flowers notes.
On the palate it is a succulent blend of richness and elegance, density and creaminess, extreme fruitiness and vibrant freshness (gooseberry).
Ideal for all sweet and sour, fatty-spicy, sugary-spicy or sweet dishes, Nectar Rosé offers amazing pairings with foie gras marinated in red wines and red fruits based desserts.
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