In a nutshell: The bright, fruity and seductive iconic flagship cuvée of Moët & Chandon
The lowdown: One of the most instantly recognizable Champagnes of all, Moët & Chandon's Imperial Brut has been around since 1869. Made from over 100 different wines of which around a quarter are reserve wines which ensure consistency of style, it's a classic blend of about 30-40% Pinots Noir and Meunier with the rest being Chardonnay. It makes a lively and elegant Champagne with apple and pear aromas and brioche notes on the palate, that deliver an impressive depth and elegance.
When to drink: Supremely seductive and elegant it's the perfect aperitif Champagne and great with seafood like oysters and mussels.
Since 1743 when it was founded, Moët & Chandon has been passing down unequaled winemaking savoir-faire and an innovative and pioneering spirit from generation to generation. Claude Moët, the founder, was the first person to embody these values when he made his Champagne the most sought-after in Europe. With his grandson, Jean Remy Moët, a pioneering and visionary mind, Moët & Chandon became a major international champagne brand. This saga quickly transformed the family House into a worldwide symbol of success. The 1,190 hectares of rich limestone soil, 50% of which is classed as Grand Cru and 25% Premier Cru, make up the largest vineyard area in Champagne. Underground, the Moët & Chandon cellars are the most extensive in the region. Extending more than 28 kilometers, they form a subterranean labyrinth where the wine metamorphoses under optimum conditions of humidity and temperature.