What do your name and logo stand for? _01
Sensorium (lat. "Totality of all senses“)
The human senses are the most valuable thing a human possesses. Without these senses, we would not be able to experience all the beautiful moments proverbially. Our brand celebrates this for each person very individual moments that we consider to be priceless. The wind rose as part of our logo is a symbol of openness that we should put on the DAY to recognize these special moments and to appreciate them accordingly. Only those who sharpen their senses will recognize and appreciate this special moment.
How did the idea of creating a porcelain bottle start? _02
The idea for our porcelain bottle is simple. Sebastian Schulz a partner had the idea to pack for him the best drink (champagne) in the highest quality way for him. (Porcelain)
How did you choose your porcelain and champagne partners? _03
There is meaning to everything in life even if we can’t always recognize it immediately. The question is answered easily. We have found people who have translated this idea into reality with us. They are our companions on this exciting journey of the senses.
Why did you start the launching with a Methuselah (8 bottles/6 liters)? _04
CS is an extraordinary project and brand. So, our idea from the very beginning was to create for it’s launching an extraordinary bottle by choosing a large format being as unique as our brand and being a true piece of art.
How many years of research? _05
How did this idea of CS Art Edition begin and do you plan to create other limited editions? _06
Porcelain is like a piece of white paper that has been made to refine and design it. Our bottles are designed and refined by very special artists. Artists who inspire us as a team and where we find the idea of art very exciting. You can be sure that we already have many ideas for the future …:)
Bottle production prosess
Why did you choose porcelain as material for your bottle? _01
Porcelain is a very fine and noble material. The idea was simple, we imagined presenting our champagne in the highest quality material for us. 100% handmade. The finishing possibilities are so „diverse" that the material "porcelain" inspires us.
In addition, there are many ways to refine and edit porcelain. This circumstance has brought us to the idea of the implementation of “Art Editions”. Luckily nobody has tried this before us with the material porcelain. It is very exciting to be a pioneer in a topic. For us this is very special and an incredible "sensorium moment".
What are the advantages of the bottle being made from porcelain? _02
Porcelain offers optimal cooling conditions. The champagne stays longer in the optimal temperature.
Porcelain consists of feldspar, quartz sand and kaolin, which are very environmentally friendly raw materials. The production of porcelain is very demanding, as is the production of champagne. Whenever our team uses its lifetime to create our champagne and its bottles, we get the most authentic kind of luxury.
How is the production process of the bottle? _03
For the production of the bottles, a casting material is needed, which consists of feldspar, quartz sand and kaolin. The bottles are produced in a special hollow casting process. For this, the bottle is made as a model with about 17% more volume. From this model, a mold is poured off to make plaster molds for production. Plaster has the property to absorb the water from the mass.
In the hollow casting process, the mold is completely filled with mass. A layer of porcelain forms on the plaster. The time the mass stays in the mold determines the thickness of the porcelain. The mass must therefore be released from the mold after a precisely defined time.
After a drying period, the mass shrinks from the mold and you can remove the bottle from the mold. Then it takes time to dry again before you can plaster the casting seams on the bottle. Thereafter, the bottle goes into the biscuit firing at 950°C (1742°F), this gives the material a certain hardness and porosity to then better handle the glaze.
After this fire, each bottle is dipped by hand into the glaze. The second fire is the glaze firing, here the porcelain is fired at 1380 - 1400°C (2516 – 2552°F). Within 7 hours, the oven is heated to this temperature and then cooled again for 7 hours. In the firing process oxygen is extracted from the porcelain to obtain a white body. Through this process the porcelain becomes the "white gold". During these two fires, the bottle loses approximately 17% of its original volume.
Then the bottle is decorated and the decors are baked again at at least 900°C (1652°F).
How long does it take to produce a bottle? _04
During production, our bottles go through various stations where the actual beauty of the bottle is created piece by piece in several hours by hand.
What is so special about your champagne? _01
CS is a prestige and exceptional champagne being a tribute to the famous terroir of Montagne de Reims giving round, aromatic and generous wines.
It’s only produced from a strict selection of specific plots of vineyards Premier Cru (only 42 villages among 320 in Champagne) for CS and Grand Cru (only 17 villages among 320 in Champagne) for CS Art Edition.
All the Edouard Brun vineyards are cultivated according to the principles of „viticulture raisonée”. We are only using the finest part of the juice at the press called “cuvée”.
The vinification of Pinot Noir is made in oak casks to bring out all its aromas and nobility and bring a touch of complexity and notes of acacia, honey and pastry.
An incredible versatile champagne not only made for aperitif but elaborated like a real wine of champagne to also be enjoyed throughout a meal. As for us, CS is a real sensory voyage.
Which champagne is filled into which bottle? _02
For CS we chose a Premier Cru Champagne with a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay to pay tribute to the fantastic Pinot Noir of Montagne de Reims.
CS Art Edition: for such a piece of art, we really wanted the top of the top and selected only Grand Cru grapes from the Montagne de Reims also and decided for this Champagne to create an opposite blending with a majority of Chardonnay (80%) and 20% of Pinot Noir. For the future CS Art Edition rosé, the blending will be the same.
Do you plan to launch other cuvées? _03
Yes! You may be curious!
buy a bottle
Where to find it and buy it? _01
You can order directly over our website, Facebook or Instagram by writing us a message.
Is it possible to have the bottles personalized? _02
Yes! If you wish to have a personalized bottle, please contact us.
How do you ship the bottles? _03
The bottles will be shipped after order from our champagne house from France. The bottles will then be safely shipped by a forwarding agency.
When will other bottle sizes be available? _04
0,375L – Mid 2019
0,75L – Mid 2020
1,5L – Mid 2020
6L – December 2018
15L – on request