Moet & Chandon Champagne Prices

Willie Gluckstern, the founder of Wines for Food which is a consumer wine school in New York City once said, “In a perfect Moet & Chandon Champagneworld, everyone would have a glass of champagne every evening.” We say it’s not really so much about the world being perfect but having the perfect champagne – whether the world gives you crap or otherwise.

And when it comes to quality and prestige; two facets of perfection, one brand springs to mind – Moet & Chandon – considered the best champagne brand in the world.

When Did This Company Start?

Formerly known as Moët et Cie and established by Épernay wine trader Claude Moët in 1743, it began shipping from Champagne to Paris. It was during King Louis XV’s reign that the demand for sparkling wine had increased.

The concept of vintage champagne was introduced around 1840 and Moet started marketing its first vintage two years after. Its Brut Imperial – known as its best selling brand, was introduced in the trade around the 1860s.

As for the best-known label among its product line, Dom Perignon was named after the Benedictine monk – Dom Pierre Perignon, O.S.B.

The company merged with Hennessy Cognac and with Louis Vuitton in 1971 and 1978, respectively, and became Louis-Vuitton-Moët-Hennessy that we know today.

Legacy and sparkles meet prestige and glamour. If this isn’t a powerhouse combo, we don’t what is.

Moët & Chandon currently holds a royal warrant from the British Royalty to supply champagne to Queen Elizabeth. Now that’s what we call “BIG TIME”!

What Makes Moet & Chandon Champagne the Best?

Whether glitz and glamour appeal to you like rubbing elbows with the rich and famous with a champagne flute on your hands or you prefer the comfort of your own home – having some of Moet & Chandons on your cellar; waiting to be shared with friends, there’s no denying this company’s impeccable champagne assemblage.

It is said that under the law (at least, in France) champagnes must be in bottles for 15 months before they could be released. In the case of Moet & Chandon, it takes 18 to 24 months in maturation for their non-vintage champagnes to be released, while vintage can take as much as 9-10 years, as in the case of Dom Perignon’s first release.

And to this company, ingredients are as much important as the process. All the time-consuming stages of wine-making would be an exercise in futility without the fruit quality.

Moet & Chandon owns the largest vineyard area in Champagne, France with 1,190 hectares of rich limestone soil that is composed of 50% Grand Cru and 25% Premier Cru. With this, you can only expect the best quality of champagnes from this company.

Some of the Best’s Best

Moet & Chandon boasts of a long list of some of the finest champagne varieties you could ever find. Below are just some of the most popular ones.

Please note that around 20% to 30% of the champagnes assemblage are reserve wines that were intended to enhance the overall quality and diversity.

Moet Imperial – Created in 1869 and is considered as the most beloved champagne in the world, this Moet & Chandon’s Imperial is made from the combination of 100 different wines. This could easily be a go-to champagne for everyone – whether a champagne aficionado or not.

The flavor consists of the intensity of citrus fruits and green apples, the elegance of fresh nuts, brioche, and cereals. The color is golden straw yellow with a shade of green.

  • Blend: 30%-40% Pinot Meunier, 30%-40% Pinot Nero, 20% – 30% Chardonnay
  • ABV: 12%
  • Dosage: 9g/l

Moet Rose Imperial – This embodies the daring character, yet playfully fruity. Your palate will be teased by the juicy intensity of raspberry, redcurrant, and strawberry, the fleshiness of peach, and the subtle note of menthol.

Of course, expect the floral nuance of rose and cherry. Its color is pink, highlighted with amber.

  • Blend: 40%-50% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier, and 10%-20% Chardonnay
  • ABV: 12%
  • Dosage: 9g/l

Moet Ice Imperial when you want your champagne on the rocks but too afraid to dilute your drinks and affect its taste, try Ice Imperial. In fact, it is the first and only champagne specifically crafted to be drank with ice without a bit of experience downgrade.

The color is deep gold with amber highlights. The flavor is a combination of fresh fruit salad, caramel and quince jelly, with the tinge of acidity of grapefruit as well as ginger notes.

  • Blend: 40%-50% Pinot Noir, 30%-40% Pinot Meunier, 10%-20% Chardonnay
  • ABV: 12%
  • Dosage: 45g/l

Moet Ice Imperial Rose Launched in 2016, this Ice Imperial Rose, similar to Ice Imperial, is created for you to enjoy your Rose Imperial on the rocks.

Color is vivid pink with streaks of golden highlights. The flavor comes from the sweetness of berries with distinct freshness and fruitiness. You might also notice a bittersweet note of grapefruit.

  • Blend: 45%-55% Pinot Noir, 35%-45% Pinot Meunier, 5%-10% Chardonnay
  • ABV: 12%
  • Dosage: 38g/l

Grand Vintage 2009 Launched in 2017, this particular champagne has been aged in cellars for 7 years. Its color is pale bright yellow with green reflections and the main taste is from Pinot Noir, with hints of honey, spices, and pink grapefruit.

It has the highest Pinot Noi content since 1996 vintage.

  • Blend: 50% Pinot Noir, 14% Pinot Meunier, 36% Chardonnay
  • ABV: 12%
  • Dosage: 5g/l

Moet Nectar Imperial Rose Need your champagne intense yet fruity? This is yet another specialty champagne made by Moet & Chandon to satisfy your unique taste preference.

It has a coral color with bright rose gold reflections. The taste would be that of the majority in its assemblage – with a lingering fresh note of blood orange.

  • Blend: 45%-55% Pinot Noir, 35%-45% Pinot Meunier, 5%-10% Chardonnay
  • ABV: 12%
  • Dosage: 30g/l

How Much Does Moet & Chandon Champagne Cost?

We have listed down Moet & Chandon Champagne Prices from 3 popular online liquor stores for comparison.

Variety

Totalwine.com

Wine.com

Saucey.com

Imperial

$45

From $47

Rose Imperial

$51 to $57

$60

From $57

Ice Imperial

$54 to $60

$70

From $56

Ice Imperial Rose

$67

Grand Vintage Brut 2009

$80

Nectar Imperial Rose

$54 to $60

$73

From $52

Brut Imperial Vintage

$62 to $69

Nectar Imperial

$48 to $53

$54

Imperial Brut

$39

From $57

Brut Imperial Rose Vintage

$77 to $85

Grand Vintage Brut Rose 2009

$100

Grand Vintage Rose 2008 Brut

From $110

Rose Vintage 2006 Brut

From $110

Grand Vintage

From $74

Serving Suggestions

Champagnes are best served at 45 to 50 degrees and this can be achieved by refrigerating them for about 2 hours before your estimated time of serving. If you don’t have enough time to prepare, a simpler hack can be made.

Put ice cubes and water in an ice bucket (equal parts) and then soak the bottle for about 15 minutes before serving. Don’t forget the champagne flutes for a better experience.

But some enthusiasts also suggest using white wine glass since it has a larger mouth – making you enjoy the aroma better than when using flute glass. The only setback is that the champagne tends to warm quickly.

Also, always have the champagne stopper ready to be able to save the champagne freshness once opened or if you can’t finish the bottle in one sitting.

Champagne food matching is also important especially when with friends. Finger foods like cheese and French fries would be perfect or anything salty and oily will do since they will highlight the fruitiness and freshness of champagne.