A single lot of 30 bottles of Dom Pérignon Rosé Enothèque, which had never been publicly released previously, was sold at a record price in a wine auction organised by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong in May of 2010. The auction was held to raise funds for a charitable organisation. The winning offer of $170,641 at the auction in Hong Kong set a new record for the highest price ever paid for a single quantity of champagne at auction.As a way to commemorate the 100th year since the founding of the House of Dom Pérignon, the Rosé Enothèque version of Dom Pérignon was developed in 1996. This champagne has never been made in more than 100 cases, which makes it one of the rarest and most sought-after wines in the entire world.This is not the first time that a bottle of Dom Pérignon Rosé Enothèque has sold for a price at auction that broke the global record. At an auction held by Christie’s in Geneva in November 2009, a case of champagne fetched a record-breaking price of $120,000, making it the most expensive case of champagne ever sold at auction. The case contained 12 bottles.At the Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong, the high price that was paid for this lot of Dom Pérignon Rosé Enothèque is a monument to the growing popularity of champagne among collectors and investors from all over the world.