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Moët & Chandon’s “Greatness Since 1998” For Roger Federer

Roger Federer has been a global ambassador for Moët & Chandon since 2012

Meet Moët & Chandon’s limited edition champagne, called “Greatness Since 1998” which basically celebrates the brand’s global ambassador, Roger Federer. Paraded at an exclusive event two weeks ago in honour of the tennis master’s 20-year professional career, the gala held at Yannick Alléno’s Pavillon Ledoyen in Paris, drew some notable faces to ring in the celebrations.

The French champagne House honored the international champion by unveiling the special bottle also to express its support of Roger Federer’s charitable mission, the ‘Roger Federer Foundation’, an organization dedicated to bringing education to underprivileged children in six countries in Southern Africa and Switzerland.

Mirka Federer & Roger Federer
The Roger Federer Foundation was set up 13 years ago to improve the quality of education in a sustainable manner at early childhood care centers, preschools and primary schools, and to shape their management effectively and efficiently on the African continent.

ther tennis champions, like Stefan Edberg and Tommy Haas, were of course on hand to also witness the grand occasion, along with people like ice hockey goaltender, Henrik Lundqvist, rugby star Dan Carter and even style icon, Virgil Abloh were also present. 

From left: Therese Andersson & Henrik Lundqvist
From left: Giampaolo Sgura, Miguel Arnau, Annette Edberg & Stefan Edberg
From left: Yannick Alléno, Stephane Baschiera, Roger Federer and Virgil Abloh

Described by Moët & Chandon’s Chef de Cave Benoît Gouez as “classic, svelte and precise,” in the image of Roger Federer himself, the Grand Vintage Collection 1998 is driven by a slight preponderance of Chardonnay, with an even, balanced structure. In color, this wine is clear and bright, with slight nuances of golden yellow. Its fruitiness is expressed through notes of candied pear, white peach and orange, while its complexity is enhanced by mineral notes and floral scents of jasmine and linden tea. Its aroma reveals the wine’s elegant maturity.

The magnum bottle is wrapped in a black leather band individually crafted by French artisans to resemble the grip on Federer’s racket. The tennis legend’s signature is hand-embossed on this wrap that unravels to reveal a second hand-written signature on the label. Hot-stamped in gold on the inside of the bottle’s tie, an iconic part of the House label, figures Roger Federer’s message: “Dreams do come true”

We’re not entirely sure how much this special bottle is going for, but we do know that it is filled with one of the House’s most accomplished vintage champagnes- the Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection 1998, the 65th vintage since the House was founded in 1743. This brut champagne is crafted exclusively from grapes harvested in 1998, the very same year that Roger Federer launched his remarkable professional career.  What a gift, what a man. À toi Roger!

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