Moët & Chandon

MOËT & CHANDON is the world’s largest champagne producers and the most prominent Champagne House. Founded in 1743, today it is part of luxury group LVMH and firmly stands as the market leader in virtually all countries where champagne can be found.

Moët & Chandon History

In 1446, Jean and Nicolas Moët were made nobles by King Charles VII. The Maison Moët was founded in 1743, by one of the descendants, Claude Moët, who had been a wine trader in Epernay since the early 18th century.

His grandson, Jean Rémy Moët transformed this trading company into one of the world’s leading luxury brand. In 1832 when Jean-Rémy retired and left the company in the hands of his son Victor Moët and son-in-law Pierre-Gabriel Chandon de Briailles.

The name was officially changed that same year to Moët et Chandon.

Moët & Chandon House

Today  it is the largest champagne house with 25 million bottles of champagne  made up almost exclusively of Premiers Crus and Grands Crus grapes. The House is part of Louis Vuitton Moët-Hennessy (LVMH), the world’s largest luxury group. The House holds a Royal Warrant to supply champagne to Elizabeth II of England.

Moët & Chandon Style

Meticulous attention to every step of the winemaking process and the richness of the vineyards used is  key to Moët & Chandon style: out of 150 hectares of rich chalk soil, 50% are grands crus and 25% are premiers crus. Moët & Chandon create champagnes of quality and precision,  that express the diversity and the complementarity of the three Champagne grapes, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay.

From vineyards in Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs, Vallée de la Marne, Sézanne and Aube, we Moët & Chandon accesses approximately 200 of the 323 crus in the region, including a total of 17 grands crus and 32 of the 44 premiers crus. This wide-ranging diversity of fruits and vineyards ensures the optimum selection of grapes, enabling Moët & Chandon to maintain the constancy of its Moët Impérial Brut Multi-Vintage champagne and the originality of its Grand Vintage.

Located 10 to 30-meters under the chalky soil, Moët & Chandon’s cellars are the largest within the Champagne region, spanning 28km (aprox 17.4 miles). Here still wines undergo their transformation into champagne in conditions where temperature and humidity levels are constant and unchanging.

Chef de Cave since 2005 is Benoît Gouez.


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