If you thought carbon turning to diamonds was special, you are going to love this champagne bottle. The House of Devavry has doled out Cuvée Carbon Champagne, which bottles vintage wines in wrappings of carbon. This idea has been conceived by Alexandre Mea, a Formula 1 racing enthusiast whose family’s history in champagne dates back five generations. And it is an idea that has resulted in the world’s most expensive bottles of sparkling wine this season.
With only the best grapes in the Grand and Premier cru rated vineyards and superb vines from the famous slopes of the Champagne region, the House of Devavry has both created an exceptional Cuvée and an iconic bottle. The latter, especially, requires six days of work, thus, becoming the ultimate container, an Haute Couture bottle. It takes a master craftsman in Reims, France 30 individual, precise steps to produce the carbon packaging that wraps around a magnum bottle of the Champagne. Each bottle is unique and bears the signature of the craftsman.
No wonder then that these bottles are priced from $2,900 for one magnum, a Grand Cru blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes to a whopping $48,000 for a Nebuchadnezzar (15 liters). Local liquor stores, however, will fail you if you set out to purchase these incredible bottles. Unless you live in Saint Tropez! Apparently, they are only available at a special storefront in the Provençal town, besides Monaco, Moscow, and Mauritius with mere hopes of hitting the US market.