N.V. Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne Gold Diamond Suit Label

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Champagne
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%
Price :
$39.95

"The minerally undertow imparts a subtle, smoky note that blends with flavors of dried pineapple, biscuit, salted almond and white peach. A balanced version, with a fine bead and well-honed acidity." (WS)

Winery Notes:
Golden straw-yellow color with green highlights. Distinguished by a bright fruitiness with notes of green apple, white flowers, and fresh nuts. The wine's seductive palate, redolent of white-fleshed fruits and citrus (pear, peach, apple, and gooseberry), is enhanced by fine bubbles and its elegant maturity is revealed in notes of brioche and wheat. 30-40% Pinot Noir, 30-40% Pinot Meunier, 20-30% Chardonnay. Moet & Chandon, originally Moet & Cie, was founded in 1743 by Claude Moet in Epernay, France. His grandson, Jean-Remy Moet, took over in 1792 and the company attracted a loyal international following through his friendship with Napoleon Bonaparte. Napolean had visited Moet's estates numerous times and legend has it that Napoleon and his troops invented the tradition of sabering open bottles of Moet to celebrate victory.