One of the fine wines that changed hands for maximum values is "La Pièce des Présidents", a 228-liter barrel of Corton Renardes Grand Cru that was auctioned for 810,000 euros. A total of 802 "pièces" came under the hammer, as the barrels are called in Burgundy. The Beaune Hospices are among the most famous monuments in France.
Auction: Wine auctioned for 31 million euros in France
A record sum of 31 million euros was achieved at a wine auction in Burgundy.