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Moët & Chandon: the story of a Maison between glamor and timeless style

Founded in 1743 by Claude Moët, Moët & Chandon quickly became an internationally renowned Maison thanks to the resourcefulness of his descendant Jean-Rémy Moët, who dreamed of "sharing the effervescence of Champagne with the world".

Always a protagonist in the celebrations of exclusive international events and exhibitions, from cinema, to art, to sport, Moët & Chandon is the Champagne of celebrities and glamor par excellence that conquers, seduces and delights the most demanding palates. From the iconic Moët Impérial, to the refreshing Moët Ice Impérial, to the prestigious Grand Vintages, the Maison offers a versatile range of refined, lively and harmonious Champagnes to be enjoyed in any occasion.

But not just charm and sumptuous glamor, that of Moët & Chandon is one of the oldest winemaking traditions in Champagne which counts the largest and most diversified property vineyards in the region and which allows the Maison to capture the surprising essence of its terroirs. With property vineyards in the Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs, Vallée de la Marne, the Coteaux du Sézanne and the Aube, Moët & Chandon has access to approximately 200 of Champagne's 323 crus, including 17 Grands Crus and 32 of the 44 Premier Crus.


For centuries the Maison has been committed to preserving its precious terroir through sustainable practices and innovative methods developed internally to ensure the care and protection of the vineyards over time.

Fort Chabrol, a research and training center founded by the Maison in 1900 on the initiative of Raoul Chandon de Briailles in Epernay, played a pioneering role in the fight against phylloxera at the end of the 19th century, also becoming home of the "Ecole pratique de Viticulture Moët & Chandon". Even today, the Maison's research and development activity continues in its important environmental sustainability program which involves all the company's activities on a global level and which is part of a regional sustainable development objective that unites all the Vignerons and the Maisons under the guidance of the Comité Champagne.

As a leader in the Champagne region, Moët & Chandon has also launched the “Natura Nostra” program, an action plan which involves local actors and partners aimed at protecting the biodiversity of the territory and developing local flora and fauna and which includes the elimination of herbicides from the Maison's properties and the integration of 100 km of different ecosystems.

In 2007 the Maison obtained the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems Certification for all its sites and activities and since 2014 its vineyards have boasted a double certification: Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne and High Environmental Value (HVE) - high environmental value .

The Grand Vintages from the Moët & Chandon collection

Moët & Chandon has one of the most prestigious collections of rare vintage Champagne. Each Grand Vintage in the collection is unique and is the result of Chef de Cave Benoît Gouez's personal interpretation of a specific vintage.

Grand Vintage 2015 and Grand Vintage Rosé 2015 represent respectively the 76th vintage and the 45th vintage rosé in the history of the Maison, both the result of the 2015 harvest.

A vintage, 2015, characterized by exceptional weather conditions, with a hot spring followed by a scorching summer which caused significant water stress in the vineyards. A few days before the start of the harvest, heavy rains raised many concerns about the health of the grapes and in some areas made harvesting difficult. However, the unfavorable conditions did not affect the quality of the grapes which on the contrary proved to be healthy, ripe, with excellent concentration and surprising aromas. In particular, the Meunier and Pinot Noir grapes showed full, powerful fruit and a structure favorable to long aging. Although the unprecedented drought threatened the nitrogen richness of the grapes, particularly for Chardonnay, interesting wines full of character were obtained.


The Champagne Grand Vintage 2015 by Moët & Chandon, a blend of Pinot Noir (44%), Chardonnay (32%) and Meunier (24%) grapes, is a soft and enveloping Champagne, with luminous reflections and fine, creamy bubbles. On the nose, its graceful bouquet is initially subtle and then explodes in fresh floral notes: hints of breadcrumbs, fresh brioches and almond paste give way to elderflowers and jasmine, then to white peach and watermelon, completed by of Mediterranean garrigue. The palate is bold, structured, generous, with floral nuances, anise and menthol. The finish reveals a delicate bitter note that evokes fresh almond. “A Champagne of contemplation, which marks the beginning of a new day" as described by Benoit Gouez, the Chef de Cave of the Maison.

The Champagne Grand Vintage Rosé 2015, sumptuous and surprising, is the expression of a harvest of exceptional red grapes. Blend of Pinot Noir (52% of which 14% red wine), Chardonnay (27%) and Meunier (21%), the garnet pink nuances accompany the creamy bubbles. The nose is a delicious bouquet of black fruits, hints of fig and wild strawberry that combine with the spicy notes of aromatic pink pepper and spices. The powerful palate is pure concentrated fruit with tannins revealing multiple facets and a fresh finish of sloes and cranberries with notes of mint and anise. A Champagne with a sparkling character.

The Grand Vintage Collection by Moët & Chandon, which brings together the most refined vintage Champagnes created over 150 years, celebrates the excellence of winemaking and the maximum savoir-faire of the Maison and its Chef de Cave, offering an authentic journey into time.

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