LVMH Conquers the New World

You may be familiar with the iconic brands such as Moët & Chandon, Krug, Veuve Clicquot, Hennessy, Château d’Yquem… They all have in common the same level of prestige and unique French age-old handcrafted know-how. These world-renowned wines and spirits brands also belong to the same French multinational luxury goods conglomerate: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Run by the visionary and CEO Bernard Arnault, the LVMH group is present in five major sectors of the luxury market, whose one of them, Wines & Spirits, is managed by Moët Hennessy.

If France, Spain and Italy are excellent terroirs for making lighter-bodied wine, Moët Hennessy has smartly foreseen the brilliant potential of the New World Wines. These wines, usually fuller-bodied, have bolder fruit flavors and tend to be higher in alcohol. With its rare heritage, its strong appetite for excellence and creativity and its very historical ability to integrate innovations into its activities, Moët Hennessy has been conquering the New World over the last decades: Argentina, Australia, the United States, Brazil, New Zealand, and many other surprising greenfields. As Philippe Schaus, CEO of Moët Hennessy reminds us, we should not forget that all LVMH “26 Houses are all inspired by the same spirit of perfection”.

CHANDON ARGENTINA, ARGENTINA, Since 1959

True to the House’s spirit of innovation, Chandon Argentina was the first Moët & Chandon daughter company to establish itself overseas. It produces fresh, elegant wines which are the result of exceptional savoir-faire and terroir.

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CAPE MENTELLE, AUSTRALIA, Since 1970

Situated in one of Australia’s best regarded winemaking regions, Cape Mentelle produces exceptional wines, including a cabernet sauvignon whose international reputation goes beyond the borders of the island continent.

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CHANDON CALIFORNIA, USA, Since 1973

In the 1973, Domaine Chandon became the first French-owned sparkling wine venture in the United States. Chandon California has been producing high-end sparkling wines in the heart of the Napa Valley for over 40 years.

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CHANDON BRAZIL, BRAZIL, Since 1973

Founded in 1973 by Moët & Chandon, Chandon Brazil is an alliance of Champagne savoir-faire and the exceptional climate of Serra Gaúcha.lvmh5

 

 

 

NEWTON VINEYARD, USA, Since 1977

Combining savoir-faire, respect for the environment, and exceptional terroir, Newton Vineyard has been producing internationally acclaimed wines for over 35 years. It is one of the most prestigious estates in California’s Napa Valley. The famous American critic Robert Parker actually devoted an article to it in his reference work The World’s Greatest Wine Estates.

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CLOUDY BAY, NEW ZEALAND, Since 1985

The Cloudy Bay estate in New Zealand produces exceptional wines that reflect the terroir from which they originate. Over the last 30 years, the estate has become a key player on the international wine market.

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CHANDON AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA, Since 1986

Since 1986, Chandon Australia has been confidently crafting sparkling wines that are stamped with the distinct style that is Chandon.

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CHEVAL DES ANDES, ARGENTINA, Since 1999

Cheval des Andes is the fruit of an encounter between two exceptional estates, and a perfect reflection of the Franco-Argentine style. This unique alliance combines the savoir-faire of the Saint-Emilion Château Cheval Blanc Premier Grand Cru Classé A, and the altitude terroir of Terrazas de los Andes.

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TERRAZAS DE LOS ANDES, ARGENTINA, Since 1999

Nestled in the craggy hillsides of the Andes mountain range, the Terrazas de los Andes estate subtly blends French know-how with exceptional Argentinian terroir. It takes its name from the “terrazas”, a series of terraced plateaus at the foot of the Andes mountain range.

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CHANDON CHINA, CHINA, Since 2013

Chandon is pioneering premium sparkling wine in China inventing the category with specific products profiled to fit the consumer´s taste and designed with the savoir faire of other Chandon wineries around the world.

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AO YUN, CHINA, Since 2013

Produced in the foothills of the Himalayas, near the legendary city of Shangri-La, Ao Yun is the fruit of an exceptional adventure that pushes the frontiers in winemaking, by creating a wine estate in a previously unexplored terroir. Ao Yun means “flying above the clouds”, a reference to the clouds that cap the summits of the surrounding mountain chains.

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CHANDON INDIA, INDIA, Since 2016

Following in the pioneering steps of the founders and continuing its search for new wine-making territories, Moët Hennessy determined that the Nashik region in India had the potential to produce world-class, premium quality sparkling wine. Chandon is the first offering from Moët Hennessy to be made in India, combining the centuries-old sparkling winemaking practice with the finest local grapes.

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Source: All the wine descriptions come from LVMH website: https://www.lvmh.com/houses/wines-spirits/

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