Robert A. Rosania, champagne collector king has managed to make up to the headlines and courtesy for this goes to Acker Merrall & Condit, who would be auctioning off a part of Rosania’s immense collection of vintage bubbly at New York’s Cru restaurant.
The collection counting 1,346 bottles, 303 magnums and 11 jeroboams include rare breeds of renowned effervesce like 1914 Pol Roger (estimated at $8,000 to $15,000 a bottle), 1966 Krug Blanc de Blancs ($10,000 to $15,000), 1964 Salon ($7,000 to $10,000) and Louis Roederer 1962 Cristal champagne. The Rosania sale is expected to generate a sales figure of record $5 million including red gems.
A deep insight into the April market report clearly reflects a rise over the past year for vintage of the big three spirits viz. 1982 Roederer Cristal up 113%, 1985 Krug up 70%, 1996 Dom Perignon up 48%. As an asset, champagne stays underrated in contrast with the largely fine-wine market.