Moet Chandon Brut Imperial NV

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Moet Chandon Brut Imperial NV

Producer: Moet et Chandon

Last updated: March 9th, 2018

Quick Summary

This is the most popular Champagne in the world with bottle production rumored to be in the realm of over 20 million bottles accounting for 7% of all of Champagne production. No matter how hard you try, you can’t escape the house of Moet et Chandon and this NV is everywhere. Enjoyed at parties, Christmas and every celebration. Together with it’s prestige version, Dom Perignon, this house belongs to the LVMH group which dominates the worldwide Champagne market.

What to expect?

The colour of Moet Chandon Brut Imperial NV

A nice mid yellow with a tinge of red apple colour

The smell and aroma of Moet Chandon Brut Imperial NV

Nose of soda savory tart wine with hints of stainless steel and red apple peel. There’s an aged oily woody component to the nose much like a cedar sauna where the cedar smell is barely present or a very old wine barrel.

The typical price of Moet Chandon Brut Imperial NV in Australia

Cheap
RRP$ 55
Expensive

What Moet Chandon Brut Imperial NV tastes like

Acidity
Full malolactic means there's tang here, heightened by the dry savory taste but it's still mellow with decent tannins
60%
Smooth
Subtle
While technically, there's a lot of flavour elements present, it's not a rich, full, luscious Champagne
35%
Full
Brevity
You've got a well refined taste profile here from start to finish, but it won't linger or develop on the tongue for very long
25%
Length
Savoury
For such a popular Champagne, I found this more on the savoury dry soda side due to the high Pinot ratios. 9g/L dosage
25%
Sweet
Fruitness
Definitely on the fresh side of the equation but don't expect anything overly tropical from this wine. Look for citrus zest, apple and some grilled toast.
40%
Biscuittyness
Earth
There's a mineral soda water element that runs throughout the taste profile, but don't expect anything dominating as this is barely perceptive
25%
Limestone / chalk

Technical Details

House -
Moet et Chandon - LVMH Group
Cork -
Natural
Oak -
No
Alcohol -
12%
Fermentation -
Stainless Steel
Dosage -
9g/L
Grapes (Cepage) -
39% Pinot Noir, 33% Pinot Meunier, 28% Chardonnay
Vineyards -
So many it's not worth documenting - some 230 villages
Aged on Lees -
24 months

Where you can buy Moet Chandon Brut Imperial NV in Australia

You can buy Moet Chandon Brut Imperial at nearly every liquor store or wine shop in existence. In fact, I challenge you to find a store where it is not sold.

Founded in 1743, Moet et Chandon still claim to be first house in Champagne. Jean Remy Moet, inherited the company from his grandfather Claude Monet in 1789 and brought the brand into international prominence.

Since those days, Moet Chandon have continued to scale while embracing innovation and using efficient precision to refine their style over the last century. The wine-making process is highly automated, with their new Mont Aigu facility featuring some of the most advanced technology in all of the Champagne region.

Read the full details about Champagne house Moet et Chandon here