Louis Roederer Creates $26,000 Jeroboam

By Paul Joseph

French champagne makers Louis Roederer have teamed up with designer Philippe di Meo to create a limited edition Jeroboam housing the 2002 Cuvee Cristal.

Strictly limited to just 400 units, each Jeroboam comprises a distinctive clear glass bottle encased in a lattice of 24-carat gold and took four days to create by two master goldsmiths.

Each bottle will be priced at $26,000, and the first chance to purchase one will be at the forthcoming Monaco Grand Prix.

Renowned for his luxurious and avant-garde creations, including a collection of erotic tableware, Philippe Di Méo has embarked on previous projects with drinks makers, such as a design for the Château Mouton Rothschild wine estate in France.

Founded as Dubois Père & Fils in 1776, before being renamed by its eponymous new owner in 1833, Louis Roederer today produces approximately 3.2 million bottles of champagne per year.

Its headquarters are in Reims, France.

By Paul Joseph