Moët & Chandon unveils special Coronation magnum
Moët & Chandon is marking next month’s Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla with the release of an exclusive Moët Impérial magnum that’s fit for royalty.
The weekend of the Coronation, the UK’s first in almost 70 years, will see Brits flock to their local pub (as they will permitted to open later). But, for those who might be celebrating at home, there’s a special Champagne to pop open as the crowning glory to the festivities.
Moët & Chandon has a longstanding historical association with the British Royal Family. In 1893, Queen Victoria granted the house a Royal Warrant, meaning that it was supplied to the royal household. In the 20th century, this relationship would continue, with coronation cuvées being released for Edward VII (1902), George V (1911) and George VI (1937) and Elizabeth II (1953).
The house also marked the Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees of the late Queen with the release of limited-edition Champagnes. It was also one of a number Champagne brands to hold a Royal Warrant from Elizabeth II, alongside Bollinger, Pol Roger, Lanson, Mumm, Krug, Louis Roederer and Veuve Clicquot.
The souvenir bottle features a badge commemorating the 6 May date of the ceremony in Westminster Abbey, and a label which reads: “The House of Moët & Chandon are proud to present this special cuvée to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King.”
The recommended retail price for the limited-edition Moët & Chandon Impérial Magnum, which will be available from 1 May, is £96. It can be purchased from Clos 19.
Alternatively, for those who wish to stick to English sparkling, Kent-based producer Chapel Down has launched a limited edition bottle from the 2016 vintage.