Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne was created in
1869 and has since become an iconic Champagne and the embodiment of the bright,
vibrant, and fruity style of the house. The blend is created with more than 100
different wines, 20 to 30% of these being reserve wines. 30 to 40% of the blend
is Pinot Noir, contributing to the body, Pinot Meunier is present in a similar
ratio, bringing suppleness to the mix. 20 to 30% of Chardonnay brings finesse
to the blend.
Moët & Chandon is one of the largest producers of
Champagne in the world and the co-owner of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
Its roots date back to 1743 when Moët et Cie was founded by wine trader Claude
Moët. During the reign of King Louis XV, the demand for Champagne was rising,
prompting the Champagne house to ship its wine to Paris. The company was
renamed Moët et Chandon in 1833, launching its first vintage Champagne in 1842,
and the flagship Brut Imperial some 20 years later. Today, the winery produces
nearly 30 million bottles per year and owns 2,900 acres (1,190 hectares) of
vineyards. The house is best known for producing Dom Perignon Champagne.