Despite a global pandemic that has touched most parts of the various economic sectors – in particular the wine industry, the bidding on the " red gold ", they are not in rest. In constant progression, and this, regardless of the regions acclaimed under the hammer, the vacations wine have beaten their full on the web at the time of the confinement. This, thanks to the sales of the thematic organized online and where the collectors were at the rendez-vous, the Internet to federate a large number of potential buyers from around the world. For Artcurial, the last vacation around wine and spirits dating back to last February, when the department had a total of almost 430 000 euros of auctions. The amount that the house hopes to exceed to its first big sale natural post-containment 29 and 30 June where more than 800 lots will be put to auction, the Burgundy in the vineyards of bordeaux, passing by the spirits, the Jura – very in vogue with the trend of wines nature – and the Rhone valley. An important date that will give the market as well as the upcoming trends.
the Great vintages of bordeaux. © DR
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the Great vintages of bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhône
The ball of the auction will open on the vineyards of bordeaux – with nearly 320 lots, the second region the most sought after on the market and largest region of France with more than 100 000 hectares of vineyards and 6 000 producers. The vacation will include typically the grands crus – value refuge par excellence – with the Château Ausone, Angelus, of the vertical of Cheval Blanc, and Haut-Brion with nine bottles of 1976 (est. 1 800-1 900 euros), of Lafite-Rothschild, Latour, Lynch-Bages, Mouton-Rothschild and Margaux. To note a variety of Petrus 1992, 2005, 2007 and 2008, as well as three bottles of vintage 2003 (is. 4 800-5 100 euros). For sauternes and barsac, several vintages of châteaux Climens, Coutet, Yquem, Guiraud, De Fargues, Rieussec and Suduiraut will be available.
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti © DR
Follow the Burgundy vineyard, which stores the highest bids, especially for its wines of the Côte de Nuits and distance Bordeaux despite a stabilisation of prices. The department of the major wines and spirits, has selected the signatures famous red. It will thus chambertins in Trapet, a magnum of chambolle-musigny 2000 1er cru "Les Amoureuses" signed Roumier (is. 4 200-4 300 euros), from clos vougeot Château de la Tour's (12 bottles, vintage 1999 and estimated to be between 1 440 and 1 560 euro), the pommards of the Clos des Épenots and the richebourg at Big Brother & Sister. In parallel, several assortments of domaine de la Romanée-Conti – which is required each year as the holy Grail of sales, the most popular sector – will be offered. And lots 371 to 374, including a dozen bottles of 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2014, including the Romanée-Conti, La Tache, Richebourg, Romanée Saint-Vivant, Échézeaux and Grands-Échézeaux (of 26 800 42 200 euros depending on the vintage). As for the white, will be scattered bâtard-montrachet in Rijckaert and Leflaive, chablis areas Raveneau and Dauvissat, the various meursault in Grivault, and Coche-Dury as well as the puligny-montrachet signed Leflaive and Coche-Dury (including two bottles "Les Enseignères" 2016, estimated 1 200-1 300 euros).
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The Rhône close to the walking of the first part of the sale. Third region, the more sold, the Rhone valley is in constant progress in the face of its two neighbors. Many fans and collectors of sharp, including aliens, are fond of the northern appellations of the vineyard. This last will be present with bottles of châteauneuf-du-pape 1988 Cuvée Marie butter dish and Reserve des Celestins of with Henri Bonneau and Château Rayas 2005 (lots 439 to 441, is. 480-500 euros the bottle). Finally, what are the côte-rôtie that will be offered to the bidders of the areas Jamet, Guigal, as well as of the hermitage in The Chapel at Paul Jaboulet, including three bottles of 1979 (is. 480-520 euros).
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Jura, Champagne and spirits
More sought after by collectors, old liquor including whisky, cognac and armagnac – point more and more the tip of their nose in an auction room and explode often the prices made by the bottles of wine the most popular. Bidders will find many armagnacs in the late Nineteenth century and early Twentieth, signed Ducastaing, Janneau or Saint-Christeau including a bottle of 1896 (est. 630-650 euros). Follow the bas-armagnac 1900 in Laberdolive, and Samalens, with reasonable estimates ranging between 270 and 1 000 euros. On the side of the cognacs, the house of Hennessy will be present as well as Gautier Brothers, 1834 (is. 1 500-2 000 euros) and a bottle of 1811 the House of the Emperor (is. 2 000-2 500 euros). For whisky lovers, Artcurial will be selling a selection of old Yoichi distillery, Nikka, as well as the scottish which of the Ardbeg 1980 (est. 1 600-1 700 euros) and a great vertical of the Macallan 1970 (est. 2 000-2 100 euros). Bottles of rare and sought-after because of the low production of the distillery at this time.
The Macallan © DR
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The auction will also put the Jura on the front of the stage, a region very popular on the market of the second hand with a rise in power for the last five years of the wine nature and the appetite of collectors and enthusiasts for the yellow wines. Products in small quantities, their side oxidative tremendously, as evidenced by the explosion of prices on some bottles. The sale will unveil many bottles stars (lots 534 to 557) signed fields Houillon and Overnoy with Arbois Pupillin chardonnay, Ploussard and savagnin, the flagship varietal of the region (between 250 and 690 euros the bottle).
Arbois Pupillin © DR
Finally, for Champagne, the region will be represented by the large houses with two vertical of Dom Perignon from 1988 to 2009 (from 100 to 660 euros), a magnum of Ruinart 1993 and six bottles of Philliponnat 1989 Clos des Goisses (is. 1 540-1 600 euros).
Wines & spirits, Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 June 2020 to 14 hours. Artcurial, 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris. Public exhibition, by appointment only, 12, rue de Ponthieu, 75008 Paris. Tel. 01 42 99 20 20.