Moët & Chandon Champagne

Moët & Chandon Champagne

Moët & Chandon Champagne

THE CHAMPAGNE PRODUCER MOËT & CHANDON WAS FOUNDED IN 1743 IN ÉPERNAY. ITS CUVÉE IS DOM PÉRIGNON.

MOËT & CHANDON BELONGS TO FAMILY GROUP LVMH.

The history of the company dates back to 1742, when Claude Moët (1683-1760) began exporting wine from Champagne to Paris. In 1794, Jean-Remy Moët bought the former Hautvillers monastery, where the monk Dom Pérignon had refined the production techniques for champagne, and Moët soon began exporting it to other European countries and the United States. In 1832, Moët added the name "Chandon" to the company name when he handed over half of the business to his son Victor Moët and his son-in-law Pierre-Gabriel Chandon de Briailles. Moët & Chandon was k.u.k. court and chamber supplier and royal English purveyor to the court. In 1963 Moët & Chandon took over the traditional house Ruinart, and in 1971 the producer Mercier, which was mainly active on the French market, was bought. In the same year the merger with the cognac producer Hennessy took place. In 1987 Moët Hennessy then merged with Louis Vuitton to form the luxury goods group LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy). The partner brought the house Veuve Clicquot into the marriage. At the end of the 1990s, the small but exclusive house Krug was acquired. Moët has been the market leader in champagne sales for many years. In 2007, the total sales of the LVMH group amounted to 62.2 million bottles, which was 18 % of the total production of Champagne. The most prestigious champagne is the famous Dom Pérignon, which costs at least €100 per bottle. Moët is most widely used in the gastronomy sector. The winery owns around 1000 hectares of vineyards in Champagne. This is spread over about 200 wine-growing communities. Among them are 16 of the 17 communes with Grand Cru status and 25 communes with Premier Cru status. Moët & Chandon also has the most extensive chalk cellars in Épernay. Its corridors extend over about 110 km and have their own "street names". The oldest storage areas in this cellar date back to 1743.


Address:

Moet et Chandon Champagne Cellars
18 av. de Champagne
Epernay France
Phone: 03-26-51-20-20

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