When Vintage YSL meets Champagne

In the beautiful gardens of the Palais Royal during the recent Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture, Didier Ludot (vintage expert in Paris) presents some of his most beautiful dresses created by Yves Saint Laurent.

Vitta Bella produced a new short film called “Vintage Haute Couture” on Yves Saint Laurent. In the video, he shares his thoughts of YSL’s talents on how he dresses women instead of trying to make a dress; YSL’s love of Champagne with his first theatre costume (first drawing on 1959), a black feather pullover for Roland Petit’s ballet which is called the “Champagne Rosé”.  And similarities on Vintage YSL and Champagne in terms of careful storage, their uniqueness and the name “vintage”.

Sharing a glass of Champagne Henri Giraud’s Fût de chêne, he continues: “What is really interesting when speaking about Yves St Laurent and Champagne is that, in 1993, he launched his own perfume called Champagne. The stopper had the shape of a champagne bottle’s cork. Later he had to change the name for Yvresse but he always kept this champagne bottle’s cork…

Check out the when Vintage fashion meet Champagne like Henri Giraud…

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About Henri Giraud:

Claude Giraud is the 12th generation of the Giraud-Hémart family to preside over the family business and produce Henri Giraud Champagne in Aÿ.

The Henri Giraud Fût de Chêne is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, using the ‘Petit Pinot’ clone of Pinot Noir which has been grown solely in Aÿ since 1804. The wine is 100% oak fermented, a practice only used elsewhere in Champagne by Bollinger (for their vintage Champagnes) and byKrug.

 Tasting Note on Henri Giraud, Fût de Chêne Grand Cru NV 2000

Henri Giraud, Fût de Chêne,  Aÿ Grand Cru NV 2000

“A persistent bead of tiny bubbles rises through this bright, richly coloured wine. Delicate red fruits rise above complex meaty and toasty notes on the nose. On the tongue an initially delicate red fruit character steadily builds to a rich core where soft red fruits meld with complex smoky yeast and oak aromas. An almost buttery texture compliments a lovely soft mousse. Balancing acidity gives the wine elegance and good length.”70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay

Tasting notes and text by David Allen MW, Coe Vintners

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