The Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial is the perfect bubbly for a romantic evening, but it is just as good for a formal occasion too. Moët & Chandon is one of the most renowned brewing houses and they have been in the business for over a quarter of a millennia, so the quality of the champagne is guaranteed. This means that Rosé Impérial is often available at higher class establishments and parties.
This sparkling wine is the rosé form of the brewing house’s flagship champagne; Impérial. There are a couple of differences between the two champagnes, but both of them have that iconic Moët & Chandon style that we love so much. People who have tried this brewing house’s other blends will surely recognize the distinctive taste and texture that all Moët & Chandon champagnes have.
History of Rosé Impérial
Much like the Impérial, the Rosé Impérial was also created and made accessible worldwide by Jean-Rémy Moët, the grandson of the original founder. He made the Moët & Chandon a household name, by supplying his sparkling wine to most noble European houses. Even today, every bottle of Rosé Impérial has a label that says “By appointment to her majesty Queen Elizabeth in purveyors of Champagne.” on it.
Rosé Impérial (along with the Roederer Cristal Rosé) is one of the most sought after rosé champagnes in the world. The reason for this is that rosé champagnes differ greatly from regular sparkling wines not only in color, but in taste, smell and even texture. In fact, many aristocrats who Jean-Rémy Moët did business with preferred the rosé version of Impérial, including Napoleon Bonaparte.
The Signature Blend of Rosé Impérial
The trademark mixture of Rosé Impérial is comprised of three different grape variants that give its signature taste. The Rosé Impérial champagne contains a mix of 40-50% Pinot Noir (10% of which is red wine), 30-40% Pinot Meunier (10% red wine) and 10-20% Chardonnay. 20-30% of the blend is also comprised of reserve wines that are used specifically to enhance the Rosé Impérial’s subtlety, constancy and intensity. The red wine that is used in the blend is what gives this champagne’s pink color.
The Characteristics of Rosé Impérial
Just like Impérial, the rosé variant of this sparkling wine also has a distinctive and exotic aroma. On the nose the Rosé Impérial mostly resembles red fruits, such as raspberries, cherries and wild strawberries. You might also get rose and pepper aroma too, which perfectly complements the floral spice. Just like with all other Moët & Chandon champagnes, you can clearly smell the high quality and aged materials that went into the Rosé Impérial. This is mostly due to the 21 month maturation period that every bottle of Moët & Chandon bubblies go through.
Once you take the first sip of this bubbly, you will start tasting the juicy and persistent intensity of berries and the freshness of peaches, with a subtle note of menthol. This combination of flavors is not very common and it’s the reason why the Rosé Impérial is such a worldwide hit.
The Rosé Impérial champagne has a rich rose color with dark amber highlights here and there. As you would expect from a Moët & Chandon champagne, the bubbles in this sparkling wine are well-refined. Rosé Impérial is best paired with red meats, seafood, goat cheese, black olives and red-fleshed fruits.
Rosé Impérial in Maxim
The Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial champagne is quite popular in Maxim because of its exotic aroma and taste, as well as sexy color. Maxim girls love this bubbly and you are sure to impress them by ordering a bottle of this exquisite sparkling wine from the Maxim Champagne Card. Of course, this isn’t the only elite champagne that is available in the club; go ahead and read about other elegant and superb sparkling wines that you can get in Sexclub Maxim Wien!