The much-publicised shipwreck in Åland, a semi-autonomous maritime province off Finland's south-west coast, yielded some of the world’s oldest champagne to divers in July 2010. The two-masted ship had sunk between 1825 and 1830 off Åland’s coast, but its cargo remained partially intact and as appreciated as ever.
By November 2010, experts had identified at least two champagne brands among the 150 bottles rescued from the sea: Juglar and Veuve Clicquot.
On Monday, the discovery of a third brand has been announced. Four bottles seem to come from the Heidsieck & Co Monopole house.
"In the 1800s and the early 1900s it was one of the leading champagne houses, and it was one of those that we expected we might find in the cargo," Richard Juhlin, one of the world’s leading champagne experts told AFP.
Juhlin has not given a price estimate for the Heidsieck. Earlier, he had said that a bottle of Juglar or Veuve Clicquot could raise 100,000 euros.