Moet Champagne (the House of Moet & Chandon) was founded in 1743 by Claude Moët, a visionary wine merchant, who quickly made Moet Chandon a reference in the highest courts of Europe. A few years later his grandson, Jean-Rémy Moët, developed the reputation of the house internationally.
Jean-Rémy Moët notably created the iconic cuvée of the house, the Moet and Chandon Imperial, in honour of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, who visited the estate on several occasions and who allegedly invented the tradition of bashing open a bottle of Moët Chandon champagne to celebrate a victory with his troops.
Owned by the LVMH group since 1987, the Moet and Chandon Champagne House produces, from a very rigorous selection of Champagne terroirs, unique cuvées recognised across borders for their quality and for their seductive personality.
Each Grand Vintage is unique and offers a personal interpretation of the year by Moët & Chandon's Cellar Master. Made from a harvest that was predominantly and exceptionally picked in October, Grand Vintage 2013 is a wine whose maturity emerges with autumnal aromas. This champagne showcases a pleasant, energetic and chiselled balance on the palate.
The Champagne Grand Vintage of the Moët & Chandon Champagne House is only made during fine years.
Grand Vintage 2013 by Moët & Chandon comprises a blend of Chardonnay (41%), Pinot Noir (38%) and Pinot Meunier (21%).
The colour is golden yellow, the effervescence is fine and persistent.
The nose reveals fragrances of pear, fresh bread, Meyer lemon, nougat and white flowers.
The palate is structured, energetic, sustained by a very nice, lively but delicate acidity, underlined by a chiselled structure, enveloped in a finely grained texture. The fine bitterness of white grapefruit holds the final note.