Collection Impériale Création No. 1: The Newest Expression of Moët & Chandon’s Founding Vision.

30 May 2024

Collection Impériale Création No. 1: The Newest Expression of Moët & Chandon’s Founding Vision.

In honor of its 280th anniversary, Moët & Chandon is delighted to present Collection Impériale Création No. 1, a timeless creation of intricate complexity. This cuvée is the inaugural release in the Collection Impériale line launched this year to celebrate the milestone. A product of Moët & Chandon’s centuries-old savoir-vin, Création No. 1 is the pinnacle of the Maison’s practice of Haute Oenologie. This champagne is made from an assemblage of remarkable vintages, aged through different maturation processes in oak casks and on the lees, in bottles. An emblem of this ancient craft, it pays fitting tribute to the founder of Moët & Chandon, Claude Moët, who laid the foundation upon which the House was built in 1743, establishing a visionary champagne House where champagne-making excellence is a cornerstone for both contemporaneity and the future, leading to today’s new expression of Haute Oenologie: Collection Impériale Création No. 1, a champagne crafted for eternity.

The newest expression of Moët & Chandon’s art of champagne-making

Haute Oenologie is a term coined by Moët & Chandon to describe the winemaking expertise perfected by the artistry and virtuosity of the House’s Cellar Masters over generations. It goes from the Maison’s precise vinification science and selection of the best vintages, aged through different processes – selected strategically to elevate each champagne – to the ability to assemble them harmoniously and mature them in the historical cellars, with passion and patience, respecting the flow of time.
This craft, the founding vision of Moët & Chandon, has led the Maison to host, today, a vast reserve wine library, one of the largest in Champagne: a tool with which the current Cellar Master, Benoît Gouez, reaches into the depths of history. It is rooted in the 280-year-old artistry of the House that produces champagnes of exceptional quality and complexity, characterized by their harmonious blend of flavors, delicate aromas, and refined, enduring finish. As such, Haute Oenologie epitomizes the newest expression of Moët & Chandon’s savoir-vin.

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