$275,000 for a bottle of shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck – this is the astounding amount that was paid for the last bottle sold of this exclusive champagne from the Heidsieck vineyard. Many wine lovers will highlight the word ‘shipwrecked’ in its name. There is a elegant history behind its name.
In 1916, a set of 2000 bottles of Heidsieck champagne were on its way to Russia for Czar Nicholas II via sea but near the coastal area of Finland, the ship sank and the taste buds of wine connoisseurs remained unaware of this champagne’s awesome history for ages. Finally in 1997, sea divers discovered more than 200 bottles of this champagne, and this Heidsieck batch got its historical name and fame from this incident. Many 100 year old bottles are now available in Moscow at the Ritz-Carlton hotel to satisfy wine lovers with its legendary tale and great taste. This vintage brand is now one of the costliest champagnes in the world mainly because of its incredible age and flavor.