Moet Imperial

Moet and Chandon Imperial Champagne

Moet Imperial is Moet's house style champagne that has a recent award winning history. Moet Imperial is a pleasant and uncomplicated champagne that is readily available at many retail establishments. Ratings, tasting notes, and details are provided.

Moet and Chandon Imperial
Sweetness Level:
Category: Basic Prestige Cuvée: No
Ratings (on a scale of 100)
Champagne 411 89 07/07/13   Average Retail Price
Wine Enthusiast 88 12/01/12   (750 ml bottle) $42
Wine Spectator 91 12/15/13    

Tasting Notes
Appearance: Pale golden straw with fine aggressive bubbles.
Aroma/bouquet: Tart apple, lemon, lime with some light floral and mineral hints.
Palate: Green apple, pear, white peach with subtle undertones of almonds. A crisp lemony finish.
Additional comments: Pleasant and uncomplicated.
When to drink: Moet and Chandon Imperial Champagne is ready to drink now through 2017.

Imperial Details
Moet Imperial bottle

Label: Moet & Chandon Imperial Champagne
Moet and Chandon
Wine Category:
Sparkling Wine
Region & Country:
Champagne, France
Type (Style):
Sweetness Level: Brut
Dosage: 9 grams per liter
Prestige cuvée: No
House Style: Yes (style de maison).
Vineyards: NA
Grapes: 30-40% Pinot Noir, 20-30% Chardonnay and 30-40% Pinot Meunier
Alcohol: 12%

Go to Champagne Details for a description of the above types, characteristics, and grapes.

Moet and Chandon Imperial

Moet and Chandon uses the méthode champenoise for their champagne production. The Imperial blend is composed of 30-40% Pinot Noir, 30-40% Pinot Meunier and 20-30% Chardonnay. A combination of more than 100 different wines are used to create Moet and Chandon Imperial including up to 30% reserve wines. The dosagé is 9 grams/liter for this release. Moet and Chandon routinely ages their non-vintage champagne a minimum of 3 years on the lees, twice the legal aging requirement in Champagne. Moet and Chandon Imperial is typically ready to drink at release and good for 3 or more years.

Moet and Chandon Imperial is the celebrated flagship of the Moet and Chandon Champagne House.

Award Organization
Award Year
Critics Challenge Wine Competition 2013 Platinum
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 Bronze
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 Silver
International Wine Challenge 2013 Bronze
Los Angeles Wine & Spirits Competition 2013 Gold Medal
San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013 Silver
The Dallas Wine Competition 2013 Bronze
Critics Challenge Wine Competition 2012 Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 Commended
International Wine Challenge 2012 Commended

Recent Moet Brut Champagne Labels

Non-Vintage Brut

Vintage Brut

Vintage Prestige Cuvee Brut

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