Rare Le Secret Champagne
Régis Camus, the chef de cave for Rare, one of Champagne’s premium cuvées, is something of a sneak. Back in 1997, he squirreled away some of that year’s sparkling wine, expecting it to prove extraordinary over time. Last year he deemed it finally ready for its debut as
Rare Le Secret. The 20-yearold wine has no sugar added, a rarity among Champagnes.
For another layer of exclusivity, Camus partnered with Mellerio, France’s oldest jewelry house, to create a jeweled edition of just 10 magnums. White and yellow gold wrap the bottle, with a diamond, sapphire, emerald, or ruby centerpiece surrounded by gold and platinum ribbons with four carats of diamonds. After enjoying the Champagne, the buyer can take the jewels to Mellerio’s studio on Rue de la Paix to have a custom piece of jewelry designed. $100,000. Rare Champagne, jonathan [email protected]pagne .com —J.O.