The style of the Imperial Brut NV is one that is lively and generous, it distinguishes itself by a bright fruitiness, a seductive palate and an elegant maturity that continually seduces and delights. On the eye Moet & Chandon Imperial is a golden straw yellow with green highlights. The bouquet is vibrant and intense with citrus fruit and green apples at first, followed by fresh mineral nuances and white flowers with elegant blond notes of Brioche and fresh nuts to finish. On the palate it combines subtlety and sumptuousness, flavours of white fleshed fruits such as pears, peach and apple entice you in with the caress of fine bubbles. It then turns very elegant with flavours of citrus fruits such as gooseberry finish of the fireworks in your mouth. A beautiful champagne worth all the attention it gets.
Brut Impérial is Moët et Chandon's benchmark Champagne, created from more than 100 different wines, of which 20% to 30% are reserve wines (held back from older vintages) specially selected to enhance their mature character, complexity and consistency. Chef de Cave (head winemaker) Benoît Gouez is a master of the art of blending and year on year ensures Brut Impérial is a standard bearer for the distinctive Moët et Chandon character. The wine is a blend of the classic Champagne grapes Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. The fresh crisp palate reveals flavours of citrus and white fleshed fruits (apple, pear, white peach) alongside floral notes and elegant hints of brioche and fresh nuts. Serve in tall flutes, on its own or with canapés.