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NV Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial, Champagne, France

NV   2011   2012   2014
Wine Notes

Indicative blend: Pinot Noir (40-50%), Pinot Meunier (30-40%), Chardonnay (10-20%)

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $67   From: $56   To: $75

Search Rank 993 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 993rd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 190th

Price History for NV Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial, Champagne, France
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Grape Variety

Champagne Blend is a name used for sparkling wines made from any one or more of the classic grape varieties used in Champagne: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. The most common combination by far is Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in roughly equal parts; Pinot Meunier really only comes into play in real, pure-blooded Champagne.

In Champagne itself, the appellation laws actually permit seven grape varieties, not just the famous three. The remaining four are so rarely used that they are typically forgotten, and are almost never used outside Champagne. For the record, they are: ...more


Region
  • Champagne Demi-Sec is the title used for Champagne wines with between 32 and 50 grams per liter of residual sugar.

    In most regions, a wine's final alcohol/sugar balance is dictated in the vineyard, by the vintage conditions. In Champagne, however, sweetness is controlled by the winemaker, in the winery. When the secondary fermentation is complete – and immediately after dégorgement (disgorgement) – a small quantity of wine is used to top up the bottle ready for corking. This top-up and the process of administering it are both known as dosage, although the liquid itself is more formal ...more

  • Champagne is the name of the world’s most famous sparkling wine, the appellation under which it is sold, and the French wine region from which it comes. While it has been used to refer to sparkling wines from all over the world – a point of much controversy and legal wrangling in recent decades – Champagne is a legally controlled and restricted na...more

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