Chateau SunGod GreatWall 2008 Reserve Limited Release
Price: RMB 28,000 (USD 4,343)
The wine is produced by Chateau SunGod GreatWall, owned by COFCO, a state-owned company and China’s largest food processing holding company.
Established in 1979, the chateau was recognized as a national level wine research base by the state and the birthplace of China’s first dry wine.
The 2008 edition was born out of a seven year production and was made with Cabernet Sauvignon grown from 30-year-old vines. Then it was aged in new French oak bottles for 22 months before bottling.
The wine bottle was handcrafted by 100-year-old renowned Italian design company VENNI which recently teamed up with Versace for a 100th-anniversary glass vase capsule collection. Produced with three layers of crystal and a hundred steps of procedure, the bottle is shaped with inspiration from the iconic Beijing National Stadium, Bird’s Nest.
The final price then came to a staggering RMB 28,000 (USD 4,343) a bottle.
The wine is specially made for 2008 Beijing Olympics, and only 2,008 bottles were produced and gifted to VIP guests at the games. It is now a permanent collection of the Chinese Olympic Committee, according to the winery.