The Moët & Chandon brand was founded in 1743 and is a linchpin of the LVMH universe. Its extensive vineyards (approximately 1200 hectares) make it one of the most influential producers of champagne. The boost Moët & Chandon received from the multinational has made its champagne the world's best seller. Benoît Gouez has made a number of improvements since taking over as cellar master in 2005, but the common denominator for a bottle of Moët & Chandon – fruitiness, and a balance between roundness and freshness – has remained unchanged.
About the cuvée
Moët & Chandon's Brut Impérial cuvée is the perfect illustration of what a great champagne should be. The palate combines refinement and power, balance and length. In addition, it offers a certain aging potential.
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