Wine From Chanel's Vineyards To Be Auctioned Off
A Paris shop of fashion house Chanel, whose wines are being auctioned next month.
Chanel champagne celebration
Sotheby's is to auction off untouched wines from the Chanel vineyards in Bordeaux. The wines are from Château Rauzan-Ségla and Château Canon, situated between Margaux and Saint-Émilion. More than sixty rare vintages spanning 1917 to 2020 will be offered, with an estimated value of £730,000. The sale, comprising various bottle sizes up to 18-litre Melchiors, will celebrate 25 years of Chanel ownership and more than 100 years of winemaking on both banks of the Gironde estuary, Sotheby's said.
"The historic event also marks the first time wines from two properties carrying a Grand Cru and Premier Cru classification – mirror estates on opposite banks – are to be offered in a dedicated auction" the auction house said on its website. Bidding will open on 15 October, with the live auction scheduled to take place in London on 29 October. Experiences will also be up for grabs as part of the sale, including a visit to Coco Chanel’s apartment in Paris and vineyard tours. The fashion designer, who died in 1971, is credited with the famous quote: " "I only drink Champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not."
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