Maison Moët & Chandon

20 Avenue de Champagne, 51200 Epernay

  • History of the house Moët & Chandon

    Moët et Chandon is at the head of the largest vineyard in Champagne, by area (1150 ha of calcareous soil), and his reputation, although the grapes from these vines directly provides only 25% of production. The house being thus forced to buy outside of these lands. 50% of its vineyards are classified as Grand Cru and Premier Cru 25%. This is indeed the vineyard with access to as many Grands Crus of the region: 234 of 319 Crus of Champagne, 100% of the 17 Grands Crus and 70% of the 44 Premiers Crus.
    The house was founded in 1743 by Claude Moët. Jean-Rémy Moët, his grand-son, has meanwhile been the primary objective of exporting the Moët Champagne around the world, promoting its existing reputation champagne most appreciated throughout the world. This Champagne comes from a blend of three types of grapes: Pinot Black, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. This house retains its traditions while innovating constantly, resulting in a Champagne between tradition and modernity.
    Emblematic Champagne of the house is named Moet Imperial because Napoleon Bonaparte often came to the area and awarded the Legion of Honour Jean-Rémy Moët. Also emblematic gestures appeared with Moët et Chandon, such as breaking a bottle for the start of a new vessel. Home evolves over time and the news: a lot has been done for example in sustainable viticulture.
    You can visit the cellars beneath ten to thirty meters of limestone, the largest in the region extending of 28 kilometers.

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