Moët & Chandon’s MCIII Wine Cellar auctioned for €100,000
At the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 23 Gala, with proceeds benefitting lifesaving AIDS research
May 20 th ,2016(CANNES)–Lights…camera…Moët! No one celebrates memorablemoments in cinema like Moët & Chandon. And no event embodies the glamourof the Cannes Film Festival quite like the annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 23 Gala.
Last night, Moët & Chandonauctioned itsone-and- only, handmade MCIII Wine Cellar with 23 magnum bottles of MCIII champagne, offeredexclusivelyfor the 23 rd edition of the annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala. Held during the 69 th Cannes Film Festival in France, the MCIII Wine Cellar was auctioned for €100,000, with proceeds benefitting lifesaving AIDS research.
The star-studded amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 23 Gala is widely considered to be the Cannes Film Festival’s most exclusive gathering.Moët &Chandon, the champagne of cinema – and the official champagne of the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 23 Gala – hosted and toasted the cinema world’s most successful celebrities at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden- Roc,
“Moët &Chandon and the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 23 Gala have long been creatingmemorable moments together at the Cannes Film Festival,” said StéphaneBaschiera, President and CEO of Moët & Chandon. “In our Maison’s signature spirit of generosity, this year we are thrilled to share the prestigious experience of MCIII and the uniqueMCIII Wine Cellar.”
MCIII: THE ULTIMATE EXPRESSION OF MOËT & CHANDON
The MCIII Wine Cellar, the only one of its kind in the world, houses a cutting-edge luxury experience by Moët & Chandon. The handmade object features 23 magnum bottles of MCIII,availablefor the very first time inthe large format,to celebrate the 23 rd edition of the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala. One central bottle of MCIII is featured in the center, and stands alone in a bold statement. A special lighting effect behind the glass illuminates theother 22 magnumbottles which appearas if the revelation to an elegant mystery.The bottles’ delicately engraved metal basesappear to levitate around thecentral bottle.
MCIII is Moët & Chandon’s bold new assemblage, and a hybrid creation. MCIII masterfully embodies the strength of several vintage wines that have been matured in three different universes: metal, wood and glass. This pioneering blend renders the qualities of each integrated wine even stronger and bolder. Moët & Chandon conjures the ultimate from each universe to craft an undeniably sumptuous experience. The result is the Maison’s most harmonious yet complex champagne expression to-date.
“MCIII is a first-of- its-kind champagne at Moët & Chandon, and a trilogy of harmony, complementarity and balance,” said Benoît Gouez, Chef de Cave for Moët & Chandon. “We have revealed the grand MCIII magnum bottles speciallyfor the amfARCinema Against AIDS 23 Gala. It’s a bold way to experience MCIII’s compelling fruitiness, captivating palate and eminent maturity.”
MOËT & CHANDON AND THE amfAR CINEMA AGAINST AIDS GALA: A GLAMOROUSDUO
The amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 23 Galabegan with a Moët & Chandon reception.The stylish new Mini Moët bottle made its debut for the first time in France as an amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 23 Gala exclusive.
At the dinner, the prestigious guestsat the pleasure to savor the iconic Moët &ChandonImpérialin its magnum format. At the after-party, the Eden Roc was aglow withMoët &Chandon Bright Night, the first-ever luminous champagne bottle, in a vibrant new magnum format that was revealed worldwide for the first time at the event.
Moët &Chandon Bright Nightradiated alsoenergy and brilliance ina stunning and boldness Methuselah bottle size.
Moët & Chandon is synonymous with the glamour of fabulous celebration, and has a long tradition of being present at Hollywood’s most prestigious events. The Maison has toasted the achievement of generations of the cinema’s most legendary actors and directors at international film festivals, creating fabulous celebrations for the magical world of cinema.
About Moët & Chandon
Founded in 1743, Moët & Chandon is the Maison that introduced champagne to the world by offering a range of unique wines for every occasion. From the iconic Moët Impérial to the Grand Vintage Collection, the extroverted
Moët Rosé Impérial to the innovative Moët Ice Impérial, each champagne dazzles and delights with bright fruitiness, anenticing palate and an elegant maturity.
And NOW: Moët & Chandon celebrates the thrill of living. With a bottle of its champagne opened every second around the globe, Moët & Chandon knows that every second is an experience, and every experience is a #moetmoment to live now. #openthenow