Champagne, a light sparkling wine is produced in Champagne region of France with Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes grown in the region. It undergoes fermentation first in barrels and then in bottles to provide bubbles. It is the traditional wine to celebrate an occasion. It is one of the finest drinks in the world. High pitch of celebrations require expensive champagne, a high quality champagne in sensible price from a reputed and trusted brand adopting prescribed procedure to produce quality products.
The first requirement is its genuineness. It must be produced in the Champagne region of France. The process to produce them is very complex and long and no blending of standard grape varieties is permitted. So a single grape variety in a particular harvest is designated for high quality product. Cristal champagne produced by Louis Roederer is very high in quality and is considered a Veblen gold. It got its name as it is presented in crystal bottle having flat bottom. Hip-hop and rap culture brought this brand into the lime light.
A better quality of champagne can be obtained by following some precautions. Never over chill your champagne, do not freeze it, do not chill glasses ahead of time, never swirl the champagne in the glass otherwise the bubbles will be destroyed and always remove the wire from the bottle in five and half twists. This will ensure you get the highest quality drink.
Most expensive champagnes in the world
The below champagnes are amongst the most expansive ever produced and sold. They feature an amazing and everlasting taste to create a memory that should be cherished.
1. Holy Grail or Shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck brand is the most elegant and expensive with a bottle cost of $275,000. Perfect in taste, it was stored in wreckage of a German U boat.
2. The second in our countdown of expensive champagne is Pernod Ricard Perrier- Jouet which was sold at $50,000 for 12 bottles.
3. The third in race is Dom perignon priced at $350 per bottle. It was auctioned for $ 40,000 in the year 2005.
4. Krug 1928 has sold for $21,000.
5. Cristal champagne Brut 1990 ‘Methuselah’ was sold for $17,625.
6. Perrier Jouet Champagne at $ 6,485.
7. Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 1995 at $3500 per bottle.
8. Dem Perignon 1966 at $ 1,950 per bottle.
9. Krug, Clos Du Mesnil 1995 at $750 per bottle.
10. Bollinger Blanc De Noirs Vieilles Vignes Francaicess 1997 at $ 650 per bottle.
Bollinger, Cristal, Gosset, Pommery, Pol Rogger and Taittinger are the major brands producing the highest quality expensive champagne. These champagnes are produced for the biggest celebrations and are enjoyed by the most extravagant people in society to make the celebration immortal.
The true French procedure for producing champagne involves fermenting the wine in barrels and thereafter in the bottle. The higher the number of bubbles in the bottle the better the taste and the more expensive the champagne.