Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne
Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial received 92 points from the Ultimate Beverage Challenge. This champagne has classic notes of baked pear, honeysuckle, marzipan, poached Granny Smith apples, and brioche on the nose and brings you a palate of candied grapefruit peel, zesty lemon, biscuit dough, and brown butter. The texture is like beaded mousse and has a decadent, long lasting finish. Brut Imperial is roughly 50% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier, and 15% Chardonnay grapes with a light, bright yellow – almost golden – color. Try Moet and Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne for your next special occasion!
Moët & Chandon has been around for 270 years and counting! They are considered the world’s most loved champagne. Have you ever seen the gorgeous champagne “waterfall” crafted from shallow champagne flutes? You can credit that to Moet. Do you recognize the spraying of champagne during celebrations? Yup, you guessed it! Moet started that trend as well. It started off in the 18th with the sabering of bottles (using a sword to uncork the champagne) and the christening of ships. Who would have thought that three centuries later we would carry on these traditions? The spraying of the champagne started in 1967 when Dan Gurney won the 24-hour Le Mans race and was handed a bottle of Moet & Chandon. Overly excited, he shook the bottle and purposely sprayed the guests. It soon became a symbol of joy and celebration. The champagne was actually owes its name to Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. He visited Moet’s estates and awarded Jean-Remy Moët, the grandson of founder Claude Moët, the Légion d’honneur. This award happens to be one of France’s highest honors. Rumor has it that Napoleon and his troops fabricated the tradition of sabering bottles, specifically of Moet, to celebrate a victory. This has yet to be confirmed.
The House quickly became an icon of success and elegance; this standard remains true today. Moet & Chandon has been featured at many exulting moments from Napoleon’s conquests to The Oscars and everything in between from weddings to exclusive parties. We can thank Jean-Remy Moët for all of this! He introduced champagne to the world. Hundreds of years later, not much has changed. New technology united with traditional craftsmanship brings us the legendary champagne today. They ensure that the quality and style of their champagnes do not bumble. They house prides itself on finding new ways to “share magic with the world” in one of the best ways!
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