Mouton Cadet unveils official America’s Cup wine
by Chris Jefferies
The America’s Cup Event Authority has teamed up with Baron Philippe de Rothschild to release the official Mouton Cadet Special Cuvée wine of the 35th America’s Cup.
Available in limited edition white, red and rosé varieties, the wine comes in bespoke packaging bearing the signature of chief organiser and legendary sailor Sir Russell Coutts.
During the unveiling at Trinity House in London, Coutts said: “Both Mouton Cadet and the America’s Cup are world-leading brands which have been built over many years through the dedication of committed teams who pull together to achieve and sustain the number one position.”
Hugues Lechanoine, managing director at Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, added: “Mouton Cadet and the America’s Cup share a common vision. The winemaker in charge of a vineyard and the people in charge of the competition for the oldest trophy in international sport both require a deep understanding of and respect for nature, and a dedicated team working with them to achieve their goals.”
Working with more than 400 exclusive grape growers, Mouton Cadet produces a wide range of fine wines in the Bordeaux region. As a tribute to the British heritage of the America's Cup, the first delivery of the limited edition wine will be to the members of the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes.
The Mouton Cadet 35th America’s Cup Special Cuvée wines will be available online through Waddesdon Wine and in selected stories from the end of May, with an RRP of £19 per bottle, and will be served as part of all the official hospitality events in Bermuda.