Glorified in all its forms and shapes, gold is more than the symbol of success and glamour, but the material of a craft. One imagines the history of one of the most exclusive dinks in the world to be paved with luxury. In a way it is, but quite differently than one might imagine at first. The world’s first and only gold champagne wasn’t born out of monetising efforts, but was created for the love of the material. The story of Comte De Mazeray Gold Champagne is one of craftsmanship.
When shaken, the champagne seems just like an illusive golden version of a snow globe. Children’s dreams and adult’s fascination combine at the very first sight of the sparkling drink. While for most champagne enthusiasts the taste is perhaps the most prominent feature of any champagne variety, the visual aspect of the sparkling drink reaches suddenly previously unknown importance – it lets even the spoilt ones among us get starry eyes again.
From Craft to Class
Although Jean-Christophe Rousseau, who is the creator of the 24k gold champagne, was born in Champany, which is France’s champagne region, he didn’t immediately take to the magical bubbles. He is actually a trained goldsmith and has helped to restore the golden details of the famous Palace in Versailles, amongst many other places. After years working with gold, it was one of his clients that gave him the initial idea to combine the heritage of his native region and his crafty passion with gold. “Why don’t you make gold champagne?”
The very first gold champagne bottles were still created as presents for clients and friends. For obvious reasons the champagne was received positively straight away. The only question was why no one ever attempted it before. After a few years experimenting with the amount of gold in the champagne, it actually developed into a business. Rousseau partnered with Comte De Mazeray and since spreads golden goodness around the globe. The 24k gold champagne is for example the house pour in the Burj Al Arab in Dubai and used to make the most expensive cocktail in the world.
Bon Vivant was launched by Clubvivre
Gold Champagne in Singapore
However, neither the Gold Champagne Brut nor the Rose are commercially available in Singapore just yet, but there was a small preview tasting. Jean-Christophe Rousseau brought the world’s only pure gold champagne to Singapore for an exclusive event at the Black Swan’s Powder Room, organised by Clubvivre.
Comte De Mazeray’s Gold Champagne has since arrived on the front line of luxury goods, but also has been accepted by the Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne. But there is more than just champagne. Besides Brut and Rose, Comte De Mazeray also offers a Gold Cognac, all of which include 24k gold flakes.
Attention to the details is key when it comes to gold champagne. Very special customers will even receive a unique gold engraving in each bottle. Visually stunning, the gold champagne fascinates all lovers of the grape. Surely, you too will try and catch some of the gold flakes with your tongue.