The love story began in 1745 when Louis XV’s favourite, The Marquise de Pompadour, who surrounded herself with the greatest artists and philosophers of the era, proclaimed that “champagne is the only wine that leaves a woman beautiful after drinking”. Some of the greatest women in history have contributed to the renown of Moët & Chandon champagne. Both Napoleon’s mother and his wife, Josephine, were its powerful proponents under the First Empire. Brut Impérial is a balanced assemblage of the three vine varieties disclosing a succession of elegant and harmonious sensations, a fresh maturity, supple and refined lines, inspiring well-being and an emotion which is appreciated and shared.
Aromas of nashi, cashew and candied fruits lead to floral expressions of light almond, honey and toast. On the palate, there is impeccable balance between aged characters and the natural fruit of the varietals, peach from the Chardonnay, cherry and currant of the Pinot. There is notable intensity and depth, warm brioche and ripe pear notes, complimented by almond and citrus flavours. The blend is generous, this is a joyous wine with a generous and seductive personality, distinguished and flavoursome, elegant and mature. More than any other wine, Grand Vintage Cuvée expresses the seductive magic of Champagne, a very special Moët & Chandon vintage.