Champagne Moët & Chandon was founded in 1743 and has been making Champagne ever since. The quality of the wines gives full expression to the richness and diversity of the fabulous vineyards, the largest and most prestigious estate in the whole of Champagne, made up almost exclusively of Premiers Crus and Grands Crus. Moët & Chandon merged with Hennessy Cognac in 1971 and with Louis Vuitton in 1987 to become LVMH (Louis-Vuitton-Moët-Hennessy), the largest luxury group in the world. Moët & Chandon holds a Royal Warrant as supplier of champagne to Queen Elizabeth II. Brut Imperial was introduced in the 1860s. Moet et Chandon Brut Imperial NV is a blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier and 25% Chardonnay.