The Nectar Impérial is the third and last variant of the famous Moët & Chandon Impérial cuvée. As we would expect from such a professional and dedicated brewing house, the Nectar Impérial is just as exceptional as any of the other blends of this legendary brewery. Moët & Chandon has always been synonymous with the highest class champagnes and their bubblies have made countless occasions special. This French brewery has dominated the champagne business for over two centuries and nothing seems to be stopping them.
History of Nectar Impérial
Moët & Chandon was founded in 1743 by Claude Moët, but that’s not actually when the Impérial nor the Nectar Impérial blends were created. The signature champagne of the house was created over a hundred years later by the original founder’s grandson. Jean-Remy Moet not only created the house’s flagship champagne, but he also introduced the Moët & Chandon name to the world. He was supplying bottles of his finest sparkling wines to noble families in Europe, including Napoleon Bonaparte and the Marquise de Pompadour.
Today, Moët & Chandon is one of the most recognizable and reputable champagne brewing houses around the world. Their sparkling wines are enjoyed by some of the most influential people in modern society and they produce over 26 million bottles of exquisite champagne each year.
The Signature Blend of Nectar Impérial
The Nectar Impérial blend is made up of three grape variants: 40-50% Pinot Noir, 30-40% Pinot Meunier and 10-20% Chardonnay. The combination of these grapes give the Nectar Impérial the structure, fleshiness and freshness that it’s known for. 20-30% of the whole blend consists of wines that have been picked particularly to bring out the champagne’s intensity and richness. The process of creating the signature blend of Nectar Impérial is very delicate, but every bottle that is released by Moët & Chandon has to be according to the highest standards.
The Characteristics of Nectar Impérial
The Nectar Impérial is the most surprising and unexpected champagne from this line of sparkling wines. It is definitely the sweetest smelling and tasting champagne from the Moët & Chandon brewing house. If you tried Moët & Chandon champagnes before, you expect the sweetness that the brewing house is known for, but the Nectar Impérial takes it a step further. As soon as you take the first smell of the rich bouquet of Nectar Impérial, you are immediately going to be hit with a burst of exotic notes. You’ll most likely smell pineapple, mango, pear, apricot and also a hint of vanilla.
On the palate, the Nectar Impérial hits you with its sweetness and unique flavor, and the tropical fruit taste becomes even more distinct. When tasting this bubbly, in addition to the already mentioned exotic fruits, you’ll also get a hint of honey.
This sparkling wine has a distinctive bold yellow color with golden highlights. Due to the champagne’s exceptional sweetness, the Nectar Impérial is best served with salmon, yellow-fleshed exotic fruits, nougat, spicy Chinese or Indian dishes, as well as blue cheeses, such as gorgonzola and Fourme d’Ambert.
Nectar Impérial in Maxim Wien
Since the Nectar Impérial is one of the sweetest sparkling wines you’ll find, it had to be included on Maxim’s Champagne Card. The virtual champagne menu is full of high quality bubblies from acclaimed champagne producing houses, such as Louis Roederer, Krug, Dom Pérignon, Schlumberger and Armand de Brignac.
Naturally, there are other Moët & Chandon champagnes available in the club too; you can also order a bottle of Impérial, Rosé Impérial or Ice Impérial. Choosing any of these champagnes will surely make your Maxim visit even more memorable. Enjoy one of the best Moët & Chandon bubblies in the company of a sexy Maxim girl and forget all your problems.