Cartier’s wine collection was started several decades ago and has been enjoyed by those lucky enough to be entertained in Cartier’s Paris boardroom. Now, for the first time, Cartier is offering a selection of wines from its secret cellar, with each bottle bearing a specially designed sticker certifying its prestigious provenance. Taking place on 20 March, the sale will feature 250 lots, totaling approximately 2,000 bottles, worth an estimated £250,000. ($329,000).
The wines span classic Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, with vintages dating back to the early 20th century, with a particularly strong selection of Sauternes. The entire proceeds from the sale are to benefit the Cartier Philanthropy Foundation, the company’s grant-making foundation that works to improve the livelihoods of the most vulnerable, particularly women and children, living in the least developed regions.
As Cyrille Vigneron, CEO of Cartier International, explained, Cartier wants to share this amazing wine collection with a larger audience of inspired connoisseurs all over the world.
” From early 20th-century Sauternes to rare Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, the sale is a very exciting opportunity to acquire fine wines drawn from what is ultimately a unique collection,” commented Frédéric Guyot du Repaire, Director, Sotheby’s Wine, London.
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