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Everything that is festive, languid and chilled about a summer’s day has come together in the new «cool» way to drink champagne, served in a large wine glass, and bursting with the flavour of tropical fruits. Chef de cave Benoît Gouez at Moët & Chandon developed the world’s first champagne especially made to be enjoyed exclusively over ice 10 years ago. Happy Birthday Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial!

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´Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial is a new way of enjoying champagne by opening new possibilities for those who crave an experience in total freedom, one that is casual and refreshing on ice. It has become the champagne of choice for sultry summer evenings spent watching the sun set from a wooden porch in Bali, at a clam-bake on the beach in Montauk, at a chic party on a yacht moored in the port of St Tropez, or dancing barefoot in the streets of Panama. ´

´With a balance of contemporaneity and authenticity, Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial has single-handedly revolutionised the global perception of champagne while maintaining its high quality. Moët & Chandon has disrupted the classic codes of champagne by creating a champagne that can be savoured by the beach or poolside, in large wine glasses, without concern for outdated codes. ´

“The «perfect serve» of Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial, according to Benoît Gouez, begins with a chilled glass into which champagne is poured first and to which three ice cubes are added.”

´Try adding a garnish to boost the freshness and intensity of the aromas. Mint leaves, lime peel, grapefruit, cardamom seeds, ginger and red fruits come highly recommended. For Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial, sushi and sashimi enhanced with a touch of fresh fruit or citrus fruit would make an enjoyable pairing. ´

´The powerful aromas of tropical fruits, stone fruits and raspberries give this demi-sec champagne its distinctive flavour. It is full-bodied, well-balanced and refreshing after just 18 months of initial maturation and at least another three months more after disgorgement in the Moët & Chandon’s cellars. ´

´Ice Impérial offers a new hip champagne experience that combines fun and fresh sensations while remaining true to the Moët & Chandon distinctive style. It was designed to conserve its bright fruitiness, seductive palate and elegant maturity even with the added ice cubes. ´


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