Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas Launches Underwater-Aged Wine Tastings –
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas has unveiled an thrilling new underwater-aged wine-tasting expertise. Going down six metres under the Indian Ocean’s floor in SEA restaurant, the unique and personal occasion gives visitors the chance to pattern a singular Dom Perignon champagne that has been ageing for three hundred and sixty five days in open water. Beforehand, this uncommon delicacy was solely obtainable at choose celebratory dinners.
In 2020, the wine specialists at Anantara Kihavah started a groundbreaking experiment, submerging 12 bottles of Dom Perignon 2008 classic champagne under the ocean’s floor for three hundred and sixty five days. After the submerged bottles have been retrieved, they have been discovered to have acquired distinct flavour notes equivalent to seaweed, minerals, and salinity, which enhance the traditional parts of Dom Perignon together with citrus, brioche, and nutty characters.
Every year, Anantara Kihavah Resorts submerges a restricted variety of premium bottles at its home reef with out enclosures and away from direct daylight. This permits the wine to age quicker, absorbing the ocean minerals and salinity. Resort wine specialists often diversify the number of sunken wines to incorporate quite a lot of traditional wines and Dom Perignon champagnes. To higher perceive the ageing means of the sunken wines, Anantara Kihavah periodically conducts comparative tastings between an underwater-aged wine and a cellar-aged wine to detect the modifications in flavour and parts. At the moment, there are 22 sunken champagne and wines within the reef, together with Dom Perignon Brut Millesime, Épernay, France 2012, Umbria IGT ‘Cervaro della Sala’ Chardonnay, Castello della Sala 2018 and Chassagne-Montrachet, Morgeot Les Fairendes VV, Francois Jouard 2014 975.
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At SEA restaurant, situated within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, oenophiles have the unique alternative to partake in a wine tasting occasion, the place they’ll pattern Dom Perignon champagne that has been aged each underwater and in a cellar. These champagnes are accompanied by canapés and premium cheeses. Friends may admire the attractive, panoramic views of the underwater life, together with turtles, manta rays and clownfish, via the glass curved partitions. The wine cellar accommodates over 450 bottles from twenty-four international locations, and its underwater place permits for wines to be saved in cooler temperatures, which permits them to age gracefully.
The personal underwater-aged wine tasting expertise begins from 2,455 USD (approx. £1,993) for 2 folks whereas Villas at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas begin from £1,100 per evening with breakfast.