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Sat, 07 Sept

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Cellar Beneath the Waves : A Comparative Champagne Tasting

Join Lucy Edwards for a once in a lifetime tasting of champagnes which have been aged up to 60m underwater. The four course dinner includes three pairs of sea-aged vs. cellar-aged. champagnes.

Cellar Beneath the Waves : A Comparative Champagne Tasting
Cellar Beneath the Waves : A Comparative Champagne Tasting

Time & Location

07 Sept 2024, 7:00 pm

Location is TBD

About the Event

In the depths of the Baltic Sea, divers have struck liquid gold, igniting a new age of cellaring for wine producers. A search of many now famous shipwrecks yielded cases of immaculately preserved champagne, some dating back to approximately 1825. The finds have inspired a number of Maisons to push the boundaries in the way in which they cellar their wines, venturing beyond the realms of their dark, chalk caves.

Since 2010, no less than 10 producers have experimented with sending their champagnes deep into the ocean for a 12 to 24 month ageing period after disgorgement, claiming that the experience allows for slower ageing and extended freshness for these wines. Some winemakers even go as far as saying this is "botox for champagne". 

Join Lucy Edwards in a tasting of three of these wines alongside their cellar aged counterparts.

The dinner includes a four course French feast with oysters, caviar etc. 

Wines served will be; 

- Gosset Grande Réserve

- Drappier Brut Nature NV with 12 months additional cellar ageing 

- Drappier Brut Nature NV Immersion with 12 months additional ageing under the sea

- André Heucq 2016 Héritage Blanc de Meunier 

- André Heucq H-60 aged 12 months underwater 

- Hostomme 2010 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 

- Hostomme VIKKA 2010 Blanc de Blancs aged 60m underwater 

- Surprise wine 

$350++ 

This dinner is limited to 12 people

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