Moët & Chandon was born in 1743 thanks to Claude Moët, who began to transport wines from Champagne to Paris. It will be the beginning of a great legend, destined to last until today. In fact, Moët products will be increasingly appreciated by the great families of the time including the French royal family, arriving first in England and then throughout the rest of the world. In 1832 the company changed its name from “Moët” to “Moët & Chandon”; in the following century, with the acquisition of the Ruinart and Lanson maisons, it established itself on the world scene, thanks also to its entry into the LVMH group (Louis-Vuitton-Moët-Hennessy) around 1970-80. It is currently the maison with the most hectares of land, about 1200, of which 50% classified as Grand Cru and 25% Premier Cru; in addition, he also owns the Domain Chandon in Napa Valley (where the first French sparkling wine was produced on American soil) and another in Green Point, Australia.
After the first phase of fermentation, we proceed with the union and the second fermentation inside an autoclave. Subsequently, we continue with the creation of the Liquor Garden, a secret recipe made up of aromatic herbs and a careful selection of spices from various parts of the world. These ingredients are immersed in brandy to extract all their aromatic principles. The citrus notes are guaranteed by the Valencia oranges, grown without the use of chemicals, in the Entre Rios region, located in the northeastern part of Argentina. The oranges are peeled and a part of the peels is dried in the oven, to then be mixed together with the fresh oranges in the brandy. The fragrant and aromatic artisanal orange liqueur is then combined with the sparkling wine and bottled.
Light yellow color with slight orange reflections and a fine and persistent effervescence. Its bouquet offers floral aromas, aromas of white pulp fruit, intense citrus fragrances of bitter orange peel, delicate spices and subtle nuances of aromatic herbs. Pleasantly rich and soft, it offers an aromatically broad and complex sip, harmonious and enveloping, which flows into a long and persistent finish.
It is excellent to be enjoyed with ice, a slice of orange and a sprig of rosemary. It goes perfectly with sushi and ethnic foods.