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.
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier pomace
The marc brandy, or marc, is defined by the Community Regulation as an alcoholic beverage obtained exclusively from the fermentation and distillation of the marc, through the use of water vapor or with the addition of water. It is necessary that each single distillation does not exceed 86% in volume and that the first distillation takes place in the presence of the pomace itself. In addition to these fundamental requirements, the legislation establishes that it is permitted to add to the marc a quantity of lees not exceeding 25 kg for every 100 kg of marc used, with a quantity of alcohol deriving from the lees which in any case does not exceed 35% of the total alcohol in the finished product.
Amber color tending to golden. An aromatic and complex scent is perceived on the nose, characterized by toasted notes and a subtle hint of wood, followed by memories of withered and dried yellow flowers, with a background of hazelnut, walnut and almond. The taste maintains the aroma detected on the nose, offering the palate a soft and light sip, enriched by sweet spices and with a prolonged persistence.
It is indicated as after-dinner/after-dinner or digestive, or for moments of relaxation, better if in company! Perfect as a gift for someone special.