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Top 10 Prestige "Tete de Cuvee" Champagnes

Luxury in a Bottle

Champagne Laurent-Perrier Alexandra 2004 was aged for eight years before release

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What separates prestige cuvées from the less expensive offerings of a Champagne house? "Tête de cuvée" Champagnes are made from the finest vineyards (premier cru and grand cru) and only during the best vintage years. Grapes are often handpicked and sorted, ensuring the quality of the fruit. Moreover, prestige cuvées spend more time aging, resulting in greater complexity and integration. To top it all off, Champagne producers package them in luxurious bottles and boxes designed for maximum effect. Ranging in price from $100 to nearly $500, GAYOT's Top 10 Prestige Champagnes are some of the highest quality sparkling wines available. They're perfect for celebrating anniversaries and other special occasions.

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Prestige Cuvées: A Guide to Deluxe Champagnes

Consider these additional options:

- Ayala: 2002 Cuvée Perle D'Ayala Millésimé Brut; $160
- Billecart-Salmon: 1996 Grande Cuvée; $250
- Deutz: 1998 Cuvée William Deutz; $166
- G.H. Mumm: 1998 Brut R. Lalou Cuvée Prestige; $150
- Henriot: 1998 Cuvée des Enchanteleurs; $200
- Krug: NV Grande Cuvée Brut; $139
- Krug: 2003 Vivacious Radiance; $240
- Lanson: 1998 Noble Cuvée Brut; $125
- Louis Roederer: 2004 Cristal; $250
- Louis Roederer: 2004 Cristal Rosé; $509
- Pol Roger: 1999 Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill; $240
- Pommery: 1999 Cuvée Louise Brut; $115
- Salon: 1997 Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil; $250
- Vranken: 1999 Diamant Blanc Millesime; $135

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