This week, Sotheby’s has made auction-house history by becoming the first auction house to launch its own Champagne.
Sotheby’s “own label” Non-Vintage Champagne is made from 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay, sourced from the house of R&L LEGRAS, Chouilly.
R&L LEGRAS founded in 1808 supplies many of Europe’s 3 star Michelin restaurants with their house Champagne, including La Tour d’Argent, Guy Savoy and Ledoyen.
Jamie Ritchie, CEO of Sotheby’s Wine in the US and Asia, described the wine as ‘light, fresh and elegant’ – ‘I have been enjoying R&L Legras Champagnes for over 20 years and am delighted that Julien Barbier agreed to produce Sotheby’s Champagne for us.’
Sotheby’s Tasting Notes and Comments
“Light, fresh, elegant, but serious. It is very versatile and suitable for any occasion – the sort of Champagne that you can drink all night! The quality is first rate and it offers excellent value for money – each time we taste it, which has been very frequently, we are surprised how terrific it is.”
Sotheby’s Champagne will be served at most Sotheby’s events in New York, London and Hong Kong and are available for sale online and in the company’s retail store in New York for US$29.95/bottle and $69.95/magnum.