A free-standing Champagne refrigerator housing 12 bottles of vintage Champagne from 1955 to 1990 will go on sale at auction house Sotheby’s in London this month. Champagne lovers may be allured by the Vertical Limit, commissioned by Veuve Clicquot, which is expected to fetch between $124,000 and US$155,000. Produced as a limited edition piece by Austria’s Porsche Design Studio, only 15 have been crafted.
Entailing illuminated compartments, each containing a magnum of Veuve Clicquot from vintages handpicked by the house’s chef de cave, Jacques Peters: 1955, 1959, 1961, 1962, Rosé 1969, 1975, Rosé 1979, 1982, 1985, 1988, Rosé 1989 and 1990. All bear specially designed Vertical Limit labels.
Expectedly so, the rest of the auction features the customary line-up of stellar fine wines from numerous collections, 2001 and 1982 Petrus, Ausone, 1986 Margaux and 1990 Cheval Blanc, 1969 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, 1990 and 1993 Henri Jayer, 1936-1989 Yquem, 1961 Haut-Brion and 2003 Échézeaux and 2004 Bonnes Mares from Dominique Laurent.