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Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut
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Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut NV

Champagne, FranceMoët & Chandon is the largest champagne house, and their Brut Imperial is the most consumed champers in the world. It is estimated that a bottle of this is popped every 1.3 seconds around the globe. Since his arrival in 1998, Benoît Gouez, Chef de Cave, has gently evolved the style, holding house consistency, while steering this historic wine into modernity. Brut Imperial began in 1869, and was known for being drier than its contemporaries at that time, near 100 years before Brut became normal. Today the wine is dosed with 7 g/L (down from 14 > 11 > 9 over the past 2 decades). As dosage has decreased, reserve wines have increased, now up to 30-50%. Though the NV blend changes every year, it's based on 30-40% pinot noir, followed by pinot meunier and a smaller portion of chardonnay, blended from more than 288 villages (estate and contract, as of 2019), and with at least 24 months on lees. Red apple, biscuit, dough is tightened with green apple and lemon pith.Tasted: 19 May 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 69.99 BCLS SK 65.74 SaskLiquor MB 69.99 Manitoba Liquor Mart ON 67.00 LCBO QC 67.00 SAQ NB 71.79 NBLiquour NS 66.50 PEI 70.60 PEILiquour NL 78.99 NLLC BC 145.00 1500 BCLS AB 64.99 private wine stores ON 145.00 1500 The Beer Guy Producer: Moet & ChandonDistributors: Charton-Hobbs
Blend: Pinot Noir - Pinot Meunier - ChardonnayCSPC: 453084UPC: 3185370000335