When King Charles VII knighted brothers Jean and Nicolas Moët in 1446, he established a lineage that would later give its name to the most beautiful saga in the history of Champagne.
Back in 1743, Claude Moët, a wine merchant, founded the Moët & Chandon Champagne House, quickly giving it a reputation of importance in great European courts. His grandson, Jean-Rémy Moët, made Moët & Chandon an international hallmark of luxury and a symbol of celebration. Jean-Rémy Moët was awarded the Legion of Honour by Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, who had notably visited the estate in Épernay several times, and to which the house’s iconic champagne, Moët Imperial, pays tribute. Legend has it that the act of opening Moët & Chandon champagne bottles with a sword was invented by Napoleon and his troops to celebrate a victory.
Thanks to the genius of this family, the Moët & Chandon Champagne House has embodied and shared the charm of its champagne with the entire world for more than two and a half centuries now.
The house has been owned by the LVMH group since 1987. Each year, it undergoes a rigorous selection of terroirs, the uniqueness of which cellar master, Benoît Gouez, manages to magnify vintage after vintage.