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Moët & Chandon Champagne


Maison Fondée en 1743



Driven by its pioneering spirit, Moët & Chandon has always produced a Champagne with an inimitable identity.



« Much like his champagne, as soon as Monsieur Moët enters the rooms boredom disappears.»


Attributed to a contemporary of Jean-Remy Moët


La Maison - Success and Glamour since 1743



Sharing success and glamour with the world has been our inspiration, our passion and our raison d'être for nearly three centuries.


Moët & Chandon Celebrates 270 Years



The legendary Moët & Chandon is celebrating 270 years as the world’s most loved champagne. For over a quarter of a millennium, the renowned French winemaker has been sharing the magic of champagne across the globe. Every glass overflows with the House’s hallmark values of history, generosity, savoir-faire, success, boldness and elegance—values still at the heart of its global appeal. Toward the end of the 18th century, Jean-Remy Moët, grandson of founder Claude Moët, became famous as the man who introduced champagne to the world. The important figures of the era, from the Marquise de Pompadour to Talleyrand to Napoleon quickly fell in love with the House’s effervescent wine. Moët & Chandon was soon the icon of success and elegance that it remains to this day.


A Long History of Glamorous Fans



Celebrating life’s triumphant moments with elegance, extraversion and sensorial pleasure is the essence of who we are. From Napoleon’s conquests to royal weddings, from Hollywood’s most dazzling event, the Oscars, to its most exclusive private parties, we are devoted to honouring accomplishment. As we were there for the important occasions in history, we’re there for your important occasions today. Discover how much Moët has meant to some of our famous fans.


The Marquise de Pompadour



The Marquise de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France, one of the most powerful women of her time and a highly influential tastemaker, helped make our champagne the wine of choice throughout Europe’s royal courts. Inspired by her love of Moët & Chandon, she declared, “Champagne is the only wine in the world that makes every woman beautiful".


Napoleon



Did you know that Moët Imperial, the House’s flagship champagne, owes its name to Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte? He visited our estates in Epernay numerous times and awarded Jean-Remy Moët one of France’s highest honours, the medal of the Légion d’honneur. Legend has it that Napoleon and his troops invented the tradition of sabering open bottles of Moët to celebrate victory.


Visionary Founders



The pioneering spirit has always defined our brand, in every arena from viniculture to new ways of celebrating with champagne. It all began with our founder Claude Moët’s vision of transforming a prestigious but little known regional wine into a favourite of cosmopolitans and courtiers throughout Europe. His grandson Jean-Rémy Moët set out to conquer the market and soon transformed Moët & Chandon into an international symbol of celebration, accomplishing his lifelong goal of “sharing the magic of champagne with the world.” Innovation has been our watchword ever since, making the world’s most glamorous wine new and exciting for each generation.


Pioneering Rituals, Pioneering Gestures



Among our first emblematic gestures were the sabering of bottles and the christening of ships. The 20th century saw the arrival of yet more pioneering gestures that are still favourite traditions today. Did you know, that the exuberant spray of champagne is accredited to Moët & Chandon dating back to the celebrations of the winners of the 24-hour Le Mans race in 1967. When Dan Gurney was handed the Jeroboam of Moët & Chandon and used the bottle like a firehose and deliberately sprayed champagne over the guests. A symbol was established, and the name of Moët & Chandon was to be inextricably linked to the winners’ champagne and to explosions of joy and celebration. The champagne pyramid, the dazzling cascade of sparkling bubbles that lights up glamorous parties and receptions around the world? Moët created that overflowing symbol of festivity as well.


Unique Savoir-Faire



Sharing success and glamour with the world has been our inspiration, our passion and our raison d'être for nearly three centuries. Historical know-how and state-of-the art technology come together to create the harmonious balance for which Moët & Chandon champagne is known over the world.


Moët & Chandon Distinctive Style



The Moët & Chandon style is distinctive: a bright fruitiness, a seductive palate and an elegant maturity that are the result of the slow, gradual progression from vine to cellar. Every stage in the process relies on the complementary know-how of vine growers, vat men, cellar men, oenologists and other professionals all united by the strong principles that constitute our core values, our Wine Credo.


Meet our Chef de Cave: Benoît Gouez



As Chef de Cave, Benoît Gouez’s mastery of his art ensures champagne with the distinctive Moët & Chandon character. His style and integrity are essential to bringing out the best in each year’s harvest, in his words, “highlighting and sublimating the special characteristics of the grapes grown in Champagne.” With his consummate respect for the natural qualities of the fruit, this young, atypical Chef de Cave is the ideal guardian of the Moët & Chandon spirit.


The Art of Winemaking Moët & Chandon



From The Vineyard to The Bottle a Story in 7 Chapters



Chapter 1 - Terroir



Moët & Chandon’s vines grow on terroirs in the heart of the Champagne region, characterized by their unique geology and climate. Learn more about these exceptional terroirs.


Chapter 2 - Cépages



Three main grape varieties are used in the elaboration of all of our champagnes: the Pinot Noir, the Meunier and the Chardonnay. Benoît Gouez explains their characteristics.


Chapter 3 - Vendange



The harvest mobilizes an entire region to reap the benefits of a year's work. Moët & Chandon teams tell this magical moment.


Chapter 4 - Assemblage



The art of blending requires the selection and harmonizing of wines from different areas and grape varieties, and even from different years, to create a wine that perfectly expresses the Moët & Chandon style. Listen to Benoît Gouez, Marie Christine Osselin and Amine Ghanem talk about this remarkable oenological savoir-faire.


Chapter 5 - Maturation



Deep inside the cellars, the bottles embark on a long period of maturation. Discover this key step.


Chapter 6 - Remuage



After the maturation period, the bottles are riddled to be prepared for the disgorgement. Discover this unique gesture.


Chapter 7 - Dégorgement



After the maturation period and the riddling, the bottle is disgorged to be clarified. Dosage is added to the wine and the final cork seals the bottle. Discover this ultimate step in the champagne elaboration.


Grand Vintage Philosophy Moët & Chandon



Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage champagnes, unlike most champagnes, are made from the grapes of a single exceptional year.



Each Grand Vintage is unique. Each possesses the distinctive, imitable qualities of that year’s outstanding grapes, qualities which have been elevated to their fullest expression through the savoir-faire, experience and expertise of Moët & Chandon and the House’s chef de cave.



Since 1842, the House has released 74 vintage champagnes. Moët & Chandon possesses one of the world’s most prestigious collection of vintage champagnes, all of which are safeguarded in the Grand Vintage Reserve cellars. You can find the Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection at fine restaurants and exclusive wine merchants.


Vineyards Vast



In the heart of champagne country with the most extensive estates in the region, our lush green vineyards are where our story begins, the birthplace of the world’s most loved champagne.


Abundant Nature



Perhaps it’s no surprise that the wine which best expresses the quintessential qualities of champagne is made from grapes grown on the most extensive estate in the region.  Of our 1,150 hectares (2,840 acres) of rich chalk soil, 50% are grands crus and 25% are premiers crus.


The Luxury of Choice



As the grapes that impart their incomparable flavour to our wines, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, come from vineyards in all of the five main areas of Champagne, we have the luxury of choice and the luxury of choosing the best.



With vineyards in Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs, Vallée de la Marne, Sézanne and Aube , we have access to 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 us to maintain the constancy of Moët Impérial and the originality of Grand Vintage.


Grapes of Legend



Not everyone knows this, but the rich flavour and colour of champagne results from combining three different types of grapes : Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Each grape varietal contributes its own special qualities to the uniquely delectable pleasure of Moët & Chandon champagnes. Discover the special role that each grape plays in creating the luscious sparkle of Moët & Chandon. If you would like to know them even better, why not visit our estates during harvest time.



Pinot Noir is for body, structure and intensity, with notes of berry.



Pinot Meunier is for suppleness, roundness and fleshiness, with notes of white-fleshed fruits.



Chardonnay is for elegance, acidity and freshness, with notes of citrus fruits and white flowers.



Products Moët & Chandon Champagne

Moët & Chandon Champagne


Maison Fondée en 1743



Driven by its pioneering spirit, Moët & Chandon has always produced a Champagne with an inimitable identity.



« Much like his champagne, as soon as Monsieur Moët enters the rooms boredom disappears.»


Attributed to a contemporary of Jean-Remy Moët


La Maison - Success and Glamour since 1743



Sharing success and glamour with the world has been our inspiration, our passion and our raison d'être for nearly three centuries.


Moët & Chandon Celebrates 270 Years



The legendary Moët & Chandon is celebrating 270 years as the world’s most loved champagne. For over a quarter of a millennium, the renowned French winemaker has been sharing the magic of champagne across the globe. Every glass overflows with the House’s hallmark values of history, generosity, savoir-faire, success, boldness and elegance—values still at the heart of its global appeal. Toward the end of the 18th century, Jean-Remy Moët, grandson of founder Claude Moët, became famous as the man who introduced champagne to the world. The important figures of the era, from the Marquise de Pompadour to Talleyrand to Napoleon quickly fell in love with the House’s effervescent wine. Moët & Chandon was soon the icon of success and elegance that it remains to this day.


A Long History of Glamorous Fans



Celebrating life’s triumphant moments with elegance, extraversion and sensorial pleasure is the essence of who we are. From Napoleon’s conquests to royal weddings, from Hollywood’s most dazzling event, the Oscars, to its most exclusive private parties, we are devoted to honouring accomplishment. As we were there for the important occasions in history, we’re there for your important occasions today. Discover how much Moët has meant to some of our famous fans.


The Marquise de Pompadour



The Marquise de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France, one of the most powerful women of her time and a highly influential tastemaker, helped make our champagne the wine of choice throughout Europe’s royal courts. Inspired by her love of Moët & Chandon, she declared, “Champagne is the only wine in the world that makes every woman beautiful".


Napoleon



Did you know that Moët Imperial, the House’s flagship champagne, owes its name to Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte? He visited our estates in Epernay numerous times and awarded Jean-Remy Moët one of France’s highest honours, the medal of the Légion d’honneur. Legend has it that Napoleon and his troops invented the tradition of sabering open bottles of Moët to celebrate victory.


Visionary Founders



The pioneering spirit has always defined our brand, in every arena from viniculture to new ways of celebrating with champagne. It all began with our founder Claude Moët’s vision of transforming a prestigious but little known regional wine into a favourite of cosmopolitans and courtiers throughout Europe. His grandson Jean-Rémy Moët set out to conquer the market and soon transformed Moët & Chandon into an international symbol of celebration, accomplishing his lifelong goal of “sharing the magic of champagne with the world.” Innovation has been our watchword ever since, making the world’s most glamorous wine new and exciting for each generation.


Pioneering Rituals, Pioneering Gestures



Among our first emblematic gestures were the sabering of bottles and the christening of ships. The 20th century saw the arrival of yet more pioneering gestures that are still favourite traditions today. Did you know, that the exuberant spray of champagne is accredited to Moët & Chandon dating back to the celebrations of the winners of the 24-hour Le Mans race in 1967. When Dan Gurney was handed the Jeroboam of Moët & Chandon and used the bottle like a firehose and deliberately sprayed champagne over the guests. A symbol was established, and the name of Moët & Chandon was to be inextricably linked to the winners’ champagne and to explosions of joy and celebration. The champagne pyramid, the dazzling cascade of sparkling bubbles that lights up glamorous parties and receptions around the world? Moët created that overflowing symbol of festivity as well.


Unique Savoir-Faire



Sharing success and glamour with the world has been our inspiration, our passion and our raison d'être for nearly three centuries. Historical know-how and state-of-the art technology come together to create the harmonious balance for which Moët & Chandon champagne is known over the world.


Moët & Chandon Distinctive Style



The Moët & Chandon style is distinctive: a bright fruitiness, a seductive palate and an elegant maturity that are the result of the slow, gradual progression from vine to cellar. Every stage in the process relies on the complementary know-how of vine growers, vat men, cellar men, oenologists and other professionals all united by the strong principles that constitute our core values, our Wine Credo.


Meet our Chef de Cave: Benoît Gouez



As Chef de Cave, Benoît Gouez’s mastery of his art ensures champagne with the distinctive Moët & Chandon character. His style and integrity are essential to bringing out the best in each year’s harvest, in his words, “highlighting and sublimating the special characteristics of the grapes grown in Champagne.” With his consummate respect for the natural qualities of the fruit, this young, atypical Chef de Cave is the ideal guardian of the Moët & Chandon spirit.


The Art of Winemaking Moët & Chandon



From The Vineyard to The Bottle a Story in 7 Chapters



Chapter 1 - Terroir



Moët & Chandon’s vines grow on terroirs in the heart of the Champagne region, characterized by their unique geology and climate. Learn more about these exceptional terroirs.


Chapter 2 - Cépages



Three main grape varieties are used in the elaboration of all of our champagnes: the Pinot Noir, the Meunier and the Chardonnay. Benoît Gouez explains their characteristics.


Chapter 3 - Vendange



The harvest mobilizes an entire region to reap the benefits of a year's work. Moët & Chandon teams tell this magical moment.


Chapter 4 - Assemblage



The art of blending requires the selection and harmonizing of wines from different areas and grape varieties, and even from different years, to create a wine that perfectly expresses the Moët & Chandon style. Listen to Benoît Gouez, Marie Christine Osselin and Amine Ghanem talk about this remarkable oenological savoir-faire.


Chapter 5 - Maturation



Deep inside the cellars, the bottles embark on a long period of maturation. Discover this key step.


Chapter 6 - Remuage



After the maturation period, the bottles are riddled to be prepared for the disgorgement. Discover this unique gesture.


Chapter 7 - Dégorgement



After the maturation period and the riddling, the bottle is disgorged to be clarified. Dosage is added to the wine and the final cork seals the bottle. Discover this ultimate step in the champagne elaboration.


Grand Vintage Philosophy Moët & Chandon



Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage champagnes, unlike most champagnes, are made from the grapes of a single exceptional year.



Each Grand Vintage is unique. Each possesses the distinctive, imitable qualities of that year’s outstanding grapes, qualities which have been elevated to their fullest expression through the savoir-faire, experience and expertise of Moët & Chandon and the House’s chef de cave.



Since 1842, the House has released 74 vintage champagnes. Moët & Chandon possesses one of the world’s most prestigious collection of vintage champagnes, all of which are safeguarded in the Grand Vintage Reserve cellars. You can find the Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection at fine restaurants and exclusive wine merchants.


Vineyards Vast



In the heart of champagne country with the most extensive estates in the region, our lush green vineyards are where our story begins, the birthplace of the world’s most loved champagne.


Abundant Nature



Perhaps it’s no surprise that the wine which best expresses the quintessential qualities of champagne is made from grapes grown on the most extensive estate in the region.  Of our 1,150 hectares (2,840 acres) of rich chalk soil, 50% are grands crus and 25% are premiers crus.


The Luxury of Choice



As the grapes that impart their incomparable flavour to our wines, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, come from vineyards in all of the five main areas of Champagne, we have the luxury of choice and the luxury of choosing the best.



With vineyards in Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs, Vallée de la Marne, Sézanne and Aube , we have access to 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 us to maintain the constancy of Moët Impérial and the originality of Grand Vintage.


Grapes of Legend



Not everyone knows this, but the rich flavour and colour of champagne results from combining three different types of grapes : Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Each grape varietal contributes its own special qualities to the uniquely delectable pleasure of Moët & Chandon champagnes. Discover the special role that each grape plays in creating the luscious sparkle of Moët & Chandon. If you would like to know them even better, why not visit our estates during harvest time.



Pinot Noir is for body, structure and intensity, with notes of berry.



Pinot Meunier is for suppleness, roundness and fleshiness, with notes of white-fleshed fruits.



Chardonnay is for elegance, acidity and freshness, with notes of citrus fruits and white flowers.



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