De Watère Offers “World’s Most Expensive Champagne”

By Paul Joseph

Finding a gold coin at the bottom of any bottle should be considered good luck, but when you’ve shelled out £28,800 for that bottle, you may simply consider it a fair return.

In 2011, to mark the company's 925th birthday, champagne maker De Watère created what is claimed to be the world’s most expensive champagne, encased in a bottle embedded with a 24-karat gold coin.

At the bottom of the bottles is a 1ct diamond encrusted in a 1oz gold coin embossed with the De Watère emblem.

Available in two types of champagne - a Brut Blanc cuvee made from 80% pinot noir and 20% chardonnay, and a Brut Ros made from 100% pinot noir – both are considered ideal as either an aperitif or combined with a meal.

Additionally the bottles come in a special case from Bavaria, boasting hand finished solid wood and satin gold, and wrapped in gold foil which is further secured by a gold hand-woven braid.

Only 22,500 bottles of De Watère champagne are produced every year; However, only 20,000 are available to the public, with the rest being held by and for the family De Watère.

By Paul Joseph