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Limited Edition Champagne: our selection among Maison and Vigneron

Which are the limited editions Champagnes not to be missed? Our article comes from this question and has been thought to answer the curiosity of all those (connoisseurs and not) who do not want to miss the opportunity to have a rare bottle in their cellar, produced in limited quantity, usually numbered, collectible (but also to be uncorked); a Champagne that is worth trying at least once.

Here is our selection divided between Maison and Vigneron

A selection (short but intense - enclosed in 6 labels for obvious editorial reasons) relating to the limited edition Champagnes in our opinion unmissable. The complete section can be found on our online shop directly here.

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1) Pommery Champagne Collection Millésime d'Or Magnum 1988. The Maison Pommery hosts a precious treasure, a Vinothéque of 20 million bottles, including the oldest Millésime, an extremely rare collection that tells the story of a century of Champagne. The Millésime d'Or, including 1988, are kept in their "Flacon d'Exception" and with their timeless elegance and finesse allow a backwards journey, granting to who taste them an instant of infinite delight.

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2) Boizel Champagne Collection Trésor 1985. Since the creation of the Maison in 1834, the Boizel family has kept the bottles of their best vintages in the Trésor cellars. The Collection Trésor, of which the 1985 and 1990 vintages, are the first two to be placed on the market and are real treasures, created to be shared among the fans of the old Millésime. This exceptional vintage has reached its fullness, depth and complexity thanks also to the refinement for 33 years on its own yeasts (degorged in June 2019) in the cellars of the Maison.

3) Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée 200 Magnum. It is a limited edition Cuvée of only 1,818 bottles in Magnum format, created for the bicentenary of the Maison founded in 1818. An assembly of eight prestigious Grands Crus of the Montagne de Reims and Côte des Blancs, a selection of extraordinary wines of 4 exceptional harvests: Cuvée Nicolas François 2000, Clos St. Hilaire 2003, Cuvée Louis 2008 and 2012. A rare, noble, complex and powerful Champagne, a precious bottle to be savored in special moments.

4) Piper-Heidsieck/Rare Champagne Rare Le Secret "Goldsmith Edition" Magnum. Exclusive limited edition of only 1,000 Magnums in collaboration with Mellerio, the oldest jewelry in the world. Rare Le Secret is the most unique creation of Régis Camus, the Chef de Cave of the Maison: born from the 1997 harvest, refined for more than 20 years in the private cellar of the Maison and released only in 2018. Thanks to the absence of sugar and its recent disgorging, this Champagne maintains its expressiveness, complexity and precision. Unforgettable.

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Instead, among the Vigneron we suggest:

5) R. Pouillon & Fils Champagne Les Chataigniers 2017. Fabrice Pouillon is one of the first vigneron who with resourcefulness and madness revolutionized techniques and knowledge in the world of Champagne more than a decade ago, by challenging the wines of the great Maisons. With his "Méthode Fabrice Pouillon", in fact, he created the first Champagne with second fermentation in the bottle without sugar but with the must of his own grapes. His new Cuvée, Champagne Les Chataigniers 2017, is an extraordinary and expressive Champagne Blanc de Meuniers, a limited and numbered edition of only 1,430 bottles.

6) Elise Bougy Champagne Chetillon de Haut V19. Elise Bougy is a young winemaker passionate about rare grapes and unexpected combinations, who manages the 3 hectares of the family Domaine applying the principles of organic and biodynamic agriculture. From the 2019 harvest comes this Limited Edition Cuvée, without frills and artifices: 100% Chardonnay, spontaneous alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, no intervention in the cellar, no filtration and clarification. Definitely a talent that will be talked about in the coming times.

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