Champagne Moet et Chandon Grand Vintage is only made and bottled as a vintage in a year that is a very good vintage and epxressed the singular qualities of that years grapes. 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. Following the introduction of the concept of a vintage champagne in 1840, Moët marketed its first vintage in 1842. Their best-selling brand, Brut Imperial was introduced in the 1860s. Champagne Moet et Chandon Grand Vintage 2006 is a blend of 42% Chardonnay, 39% Pinot Noir and 19% Pinot Meunier from the excellent crop of 2006. The dosage is a mere 5 g/L (a typical Brut Champagne has a dosage of 9 g/L) which means the Champagne is firm, precise, dry and refreshing and truly representative of the vintage.