Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial NV
Top 10 Barbecue Wines 2010
Approximately 200 individual crus make up this cuvée, which is a special assemblage of the three grape varieties built around the structure of Pinot Noir. The traditional proportions for Nectar Impèrial are: 50-60 per cent Pinot Noir; 20-30 per cent Pinot Meunier; 10 per cent Chardonnay; and 10-20 per cent vins de reserve. The resulting Champagne offers rich expression of ripe exotic fruits with hints of honey and exhibits strong fruitiness with a smooth finish. Its subtle sweetness makes this sparkler a perfect pairing for grilled peaches at a BBQ.