In recent years, the wine market has largely turned to Burgundy, its fine wines, rarer because producted in smaller quantities, are now more sought after than those of the Bordeaux region. The whole world wants Burgundy and prices keep going up, explains wine expert Pascal Kuzniewski. But while twenty domains were sought a few years ago, today the market has become hyper-selective and there are now only a few dozen particularly popular domains such as the Romanée Conti, Leroy, Armand Rousseau, Georges Roumier or Coche-Dury.” On November 11, auctioneer Jean-Pierre Besch will present at the auction a selection of great wines from these prestigious estates, including two bottles of La Tâche du domaine de la Romanée Conti from 1991 (each estimated between 2600 and 2800 euros) and eighteen bottles of Chambertin Clos de Bèze from the Armand Rousseau estate.
The Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru of the Armand Rousseau estate is known worldwide as one of the best wines of Burgundy. It is distinguished by its deep color, its length in the mouth and its subtle aromas of black fruits and oriental spices. Four lots of three bottles will be offered for sale with estimates from 2700 to 3000 euros for the 2011 vintages (lots 104 and 105) and 3000 to 3450 euros for the 2012 vintages (lots 106 and 107), while the 2010 vintages will be sold in lots of two bottles (lots 101, 102 and 103). After 2005 and 1999, which is considered the perfect vintage, 2010 is one of the greatest vintages for this great vintage, explains Pascal Kuzniewski. It will therefore cost between 3200 and 3500 euros for a lot of two bottles, or around 10000 euros for the six bottles, while the six bottles of the 2011 and 2012 vintages should find a buyer between 5000 and 7000 euros.”
Six lots of three bottles of Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques Premier Cru (lots 108 to 113) will also be on sale, with estimates ranging from 2100 to 2400 for the 2010 vintages. These Burgundian wines will be dispersed alongside a selection of Bordeaux grands crus, including a box of Bordeaux Primeurs of twelve bottles of 1988 including Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Mouton Rotschild (estimated 5500 - 6000 euros), and two lots of six bottles of Champagne Jacques Selosse (1600 – 1800 euros). These small cuvées, worked in the Burgundian style, are very sought after, says the expert. This is a general trend in the wine market, and fans are turning to the rarest.”
The lockdown did not alter the program of the Cannes auction house which will organize its November 11 vacation in closed door, in «live only» on interencheres.com. Wine sales work very well online and the previous lockdown confirms this. Our most regular customers, very numerous in Asia, remain as loyal as ever, and the live has also allowed us to attract a new clientele that was not used to coming to the auction house and who takes to the game by bidding live on the Internet.” Wine lovers should therefore be many to connect on November 11 to bid on one of the 755 lots offered at the auction from 50 euros.
Article published in Le Magazine des Enchères par Interenchères - Diane Zorzi