Maison Perrier Jouët 1874 vintage sets auction record for a bottle of Champagne sold at Christie’s
The Perrier Jouët 1874 vintage achieved £42,875 at the Christie’s “Finest and Rarest Wines & Spirits” auction in London, setting a new auction record for a bottle of Champagne sold there.
For the first time in its history, Maison Perrier Jouët opened the doors of its Oenothèque, its cellared reserve of exceptional vintages, to release the selection for the Christie’s “Finest and Rarest Wines Spirits” auction, as part of a two year collaboration between Maison Perrier Jouët and Christie’s.
All the Maison Perrier Jouët lots on offer reaching notable prices, exceeding the estimates and the trends for the champagne market.
Séverine Frerson, Maison Perrier Jouët Cellar Master said: “I am very proud to see how Maison Perrier Jouët’s unique wine legacy has been recognised and celebrated by wine lovers at Christie’s I am looking forward to meeting the buyer of the Perrier Jouët 1874 vintage in Epernay, France, where they will have the opportunity to continue this remarkable experience at the Maison Belle Epoque, the historic home of our founders.”
Tim Triptree MW, International Director, Christie’s Wine & Spirits Department said: “Christie’s are delighted with the sale of Historic Vintages direct from Maison Perrier Jouët with all of the lots selling. In the London sale we experienced competitive bidding resulting in impressive prices particularly for the bottle of 1874 and magnums of 1979 Belle Époque, which doubled their high estimates.
“The whole collection performed above expectations, which is testament to the high reputation of the Maison and the demand for finest and rarest vintages of Champagne with perfect provenance.”