Champagne’s Iconic Tête de Cuvées


Champagne’s Iconic Tête de Cuvées

Wine Team New York |
In Champagne, few words conjure the weight, grandeur, and romance of “tête de cuvée.”

Translated as the head or the top of the blend, tête de cuvées are the ultimate expressions of a château or grower’s style – some of the greatest, noblest Champagnes known to the world.

Almost exclusively vintage releases, they are made from the finest grapes and rarest crus and treated to meticulous handling in the cellar. Typically possessing a chiseled age-worthiness, they are often held back many years before appearing on the market. The great tête de cuvées are limited-edition collectibles, produced in a fraction of those already selective years that are declared vintages in Champagne.

Sotheby’s Wine is thrilled to share a selection of stunning tête du cuvées from many of Champagne’s iconic houses. Just opening one of these bottles can serve as an occasion unto itself, an opportunity for celebration or reflection.

A bottle like the 1998 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne is an elegant, classical expression of Chardonnay. Another standout, the 2008 Louis Roederer Cristal, has been declared a perfect wine by critics – a masterpiece formed by Grand Cru vineyards, summoning the dazzling majesty that is reserved for Champagne’s revered tête de cuvées.

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