Chapel Down launches most expensive bottle of English sparkling wine

04 December, 2014

The Chapel Down Nebuchadnezzar is now on sale at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London. 

The release of the sparkling wine priced at £5,000 marks the announcement of a long-term partnership between the luxury hotel and award-winning winery.

The Nebuchadnezzar is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes grown in Kent and Sussex and aged for four and a half years on lees.

Edward Allsopp, general manager of the hotel’s Booking Office bar, said: “We were keen to work with an English winery and, as the leading winemaker in the UK, Chapel Down were an obvious choice.”

As the official English wine and beer partner to the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, visitors will be able to sample Chapel Down’s range of wine and craft beers.

Frazer Thompson, CEO of Chapel Down, added: “We are thrilled to be celebrating our collaboration with St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. This prestigious hotel is an icon and a model of hospitality that shares our mission to surprise and delight, making this a natural partnership for us.

“The release of England’s most expensive bottle demonstrates the growing success and appreciation of English wine and we look forward to making occasions even more special for visitors to St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.”


Nick Strangeway


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