New Delhi, October 25 (IANS) On 2 and 3 December, Christie’s Finest and Rarest Wines and Spirits auction will be highlighted by an exceptional collection of vintage cuvées from Maison Perrier-Jouët, including bespoke experiences at the home of the illustrious Champagne House in Epernay.
The sale marks a renewals of ties between Christie’s and Maison Perrier-Jouët dating back to 1888, when Christie’s offered a bottle of the record-breaking Perrier-Jouët Brut Millésimé 1874. This renowned vintage, which at that time set the benchmark for the most expensive champagne ever sold at auction, will once more feature in the December sale, alongside a small number of other historic vintages carefully selected by Maison Perrier-Jouët Cellar Master Séverine Frerson from the Oenothèque Perrier-Jouët.
“At Christie’s in 1888, the Perrier-Jouët 1874 vintage made history when it set the auction record for a bottle of champagne. This December, our Finest and Rarest Wines and Spirits auction will celebrate the shared heritage between Christie’s and Perrier-Jouët by offering collectors the legendary 1874 vintage once again, alongside a rare selection of historic cuvées from the Oenothèque Perrier-Jouët and one-of-a-kind experiences at Maison Belle Epoque in Epernay,” says Tim Triptree MW, International Director, Christie’s Wine & Spirits
Cellar Master Séverine Frerson, Maison Perrier-Jouët added, “Every bottle in the Oenothèque Perrier-Jouët is a testament to the heritage of the House. The fact that some of these cuvées have been transmitted through generations of Cellar Masters is something I find extraordinarily moving. I am proud to have been entrusted with this unique legacy, but also to have the opportunity to open it up to wine lovers the world over through our partnership with Christie’s, which shares our ethos of excellence.”
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