Which Champagne is worthy of a Formula 1 winner? After two years of sparkling Chandon wine poured on Formula 1 podiums, it took a $3000 bottle to make the Champagne cut. Formula 1 just announced its official partnership with Champagne Carbon, whose bottles are crafted from the same carbon fiber as a Formula 1 vehicle.
Each bottle of Carbon takes a master craftsman one week to construct. It is then filled with Vintage 2009 Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru Millesime. The Formula 1 cuvée is Champagne Carbon’s only Blanc de Blancs. Outside of the Formula 1 cuvée, Champagne Carbon carries a Brut and a Rose blended from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, and a Millesime blended from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
And while the large portion of Champagne Carbon will never make it to the lips of its talented recipients, those who do take a swig will experience rich, full-bodied Champagne with fine effervescence and complex aromatics driven by both fruit and toasty oak.
So, how does one obtain a bottle of Champagne Carbon? In the U.S., it appears the only method at the moment is to call internationally (+33 6 86 43 81 89) or send them a message via their contact form online. Interestingly enough, there also appear to be six bottles of the Vintage 2002 Champagne Carbon available for just $990 on Amazon.com — compared to $3000, that’s certainly a steal.
Find out more about Champagne Carbon here. Check out our earlier post to find out how the Golden State Warriors Celebrate with $1,200 Bottles of Champagne.
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