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Bugatti and Champagne Carbon have more in common than just their homeland, the Grand Est region of France. As pioneers in their industries, they translate the knowledge and expertise gathered over their proud histories into an innovative present and future, always striving for perfection and to push their own boundaries in everything they do. ‘At the crossroad of tradition and modernity, excellence and technology, Bugatti never makes compromises. We feel the same about our Champagne’, explains Alexandre Mea, CEO of Champagne Carbon. That is why Carbon has created the new ‘ƎB.01’ to mark the 110th birthday of Bugatti.
Consisting of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir, ‘ƎB.01’ has been created on time for the celebration of Bugatti’s 110th anniversary. Champagne Carbon invested its unparalleled expertise, a lot of time and the utmost precision in the creation of this unique, high-quality cuvée Champagne. Only grapes from the most distinguished terroirs of Champagne were used. The vintage of this exclusive Champagne was a very bright one: 2002 saw Bugatti working at full speed on its modern era revival and the Veyron, while extraordinarily in the Grand Est region, it had the perfect weather conditions for good ripeness and Champagne flavour concentration. This particular vintage has just been released from the Carbon wine cellar at the optimum maturity.
The “ƎB.02” came in celebration of the one-year anniversary of the record set by the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, which in 2019 was the first series production car to break the 300-mile barrier, reaching a top speed of 304.773 mph.
This limited-edition cuvée Champagne comprises an excellent 2006 vintage blanc de blancs Grand Cru carrying aromas of acacia, grilled bread, almonds, and hazelnuts. A deep gold color and millions of bubbles complete the experience. The bottle packaging is the ultimate reference to the unique design and colors of the Chiron Super Sport 300+, representing an equally unique lifestyle. The EB.02 is a new, extraordinary opportunity for wine enthusiasts to extend their collection with a truly one-of-a-kind selection.
Inspired by the Bolide’s unprecedented driving experience and design, the ƎB.03 boasts a dual tone exterior, comprising of both blue and black carbon fiber – a first within the Champagne Carbon. The Bolide’s striking ‘X’ design motif, which dominates the front and rear of the car, is hallmarked on both sides of the ƎB.03 bottle.
The contents of the bottle – a vintage 2013 Blanc de Blancs – is the result of a cold and wet winter in 2013, followed by a cool spring and a late grape harvest. Such conditions produce an intense and fresh wine, with good acidity and excellent ageing potential. The 2013 vintage brings with it first scents of citrus, followed by aromas of spring flowers and then a growing intensity towards yellow citrus, toasted notes and aromatic herbs. On the palate it provides an initial intensity, followed by a creamier more velvety texture. The finish reveals hints of acidity. The ƎB.03 will enhance a delicate recipe such as a scallop ceviche, a red tuna sashimi or a filet of Saint-Pierre with citrus fruits.