The price reflects its rarity as well, but also the finicky, difficult, and nuanced process of making Champagne.
The jury is out on this last movie for Muggles, so Barrymore wins by a non-plastic surgeried nose—such a rarity in Hollywood!
James and a few other directors I know work that way, but it is a rarity.
early 15c., "thinness;" 1550s, "fewness," from Middle French rarité or directly from Latin raritas "thinness, looseness of texture; fewness," from rarus (see rare (adj.1)). Sense of "a rare thing or event" is from 1590s.