Sotheby’s Wine Auction Features HK$1,000,000 Dom Pérignon Rosé ŒnothèqueBy Alex Neely • • Category: New & Noteworthy, Oenology
Sotheby’s Hong Kong was delighted to announce a rare addition to their May 21st wine auction – Dom Pérignon Rosé Œnothèque.
Released from the reserve cellar of Dom Pérignon, the Rosé Œnothèque has never been commercially unveiled before.
“This is a very exciting moment since these extraordinary Champagnes have never before been released and they direct from the cellars in Epemay,” said Serena Sutcliffe, MW, Worldwide Head of Wine at Sotheby’s.
Officially included in the sale as of this morning, the 30-bottle lot of Dom Pérignon Rosé is estimated to fetch HK$750,000 to 1,000,000. Among the 30 bottles, Dom Pérignon provided Sotheby’s with bottles and magnums from 1966, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1988, and 1990. In addition, Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateu d’Yquem will also be on the auction block.
Made from the purest fruit – rare Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes – the Dom Pérignon is created at only a handful of the finest grands crus vineyards. Specially chosen for their soil and exposure, the grand crus vineyards allow each Rosé to age for at least ten years to obtain their fullest expression.
While Dom Pérignon has unveiled 30 of their Rosés, a limited number of bottles have been set aside for a further decade, and even longer.