You didn’t think we would see let the year pass by without ending on a high, did you? Our final auction of the year has launched, and we are super excited to see what you will bid on! Our Grand Finale is bursting with your favourites – we have a connoisseur’s special wine collection included in this sale, full of Burgundian treasures and rising stars from Loire and Alsace.
An Exceptional Collection filled with gems from Burgundy, Alsace, and the Loire Valley
17,000: the number of bottles that fill the personal cellar of the vendor of this special collection. Bursting at the seams, the owner is regretfully is parting ways with some bottles (no doubt to make room for more) which iDealwine is delighted to bring to auction of their behalf. Of the 17,000, approximately 9,000 come from the Loire Valley. How lucky was this wine enthusiast to taste Loire Valley wines dating from the 70s? It was this that convinced him of their exceptional ageing potential despite the low prices. He began collecting in 2006 in tandem with the founding of his wine events business, which promoted lesser-known regions at a time when the Grand Crus of Bordeaux were forever in the spotlight. All of these factors contributed to the current collection that will soon go under the hammer – hidden gems from the Loire Valley, Alsace, Jura, and Burgundy. They have were bought directly from producers, and have been cellared in a professional storage facility. Some the collection’s highlights include:
From the Loire Valley, François Chidaine (Montlouis), Luneau-Papin (Muscadet), Mark Angeli from Ferme de la Sansonnière (Anjou), Stéphane Cossais (Touraine), Vignoble de l’Arbre Blanc (Auvergne), Eric Morgat (Savennières) and Clos Rougeard ( Saumur-Champigny).
In Alsace, Marcel Deiss, Marc Kreydenweiss, Trapet and Trimbach.
In the Jura, Jacques Puffeney, Overnoy and Overnoy-Houillon.
In Languedoc, Pas de l’Escalette and Montcalmès, both names to keep an eye on. A little extra advantage? There are lots of magnums available, with enormous ageing potential as well as stellar tastings.
Non-French favourites and mature vintages aplenty in this auction’s catalogue.
It won’t take long to spot the many non-French wines in this sale, some of the most respected names and producers of wine from Italy, Spain, Germany, and the US. Top Italian bottles will go under the hammer, including Barolo (Angelo Gaja), Brunello di Montalcino (Tenute Greppo Biondi-Santi), Bolgheri (Tenuta San Guido) and Dolcetto d’Alba (Giuseppe Rinaldi). In Spain, we have Priorats from Cims de Porrera and Bierzos from the Descendientes of J. Palacios. in the United States, the complantation wines of Columbia Gorge, in Germany the wonderful Rieslings of Keller and Wittmann and in Australia the Crus of Lucy Margaux.
French wine lovers – do not fear for your favourite regions are never to far away! Included in this auction are the Grands Crus Classés of Saint-Emilion and 1855 (Les Carmes Haut-Brion, for example), making up the lion’s share, the remainder made up of smaller names including Château Chasse-Spleen, Clos du Clocher and Haut-Marbuzet to name a few. We are proud to present several mautre Burgundies, dating from 1970 to 2018. Several of the finest vintages await, such as the Vosne-Romanée 1er cru 2005 from Prieuré Roch and the Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru Clos de la Maréchale by Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier. In the Rhône Valley, there is Rayas from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Grange des Pères from Languedoc; and in the southwest, beautiful Madiran wines from Château Montus.
Happy bidding! End the 2020 rollercoaster on a high!
Browse our auction catalogue below:
CP (below in links) denotes Catalogue Particulière, or Special Collection.
29/12/2020 – 10H00 : Ports and Spirits 1878-2007
29/12/2020 – 10H30 : Non French Wine 1964-2018
29/12/2020 – 11H00 : Champagne 1966-2017
29/12/2020 – 11H30 : Languedoc Roussillon 1994-2019
29/12/2020 – 12H00 : Rhône 1981-2012
29/12/2020 – 12H30 : Rhône 2013-2019
29/12/2020 – 13H00 : Burgundy 1976-2009 – White
29/12/2020 – 13H30 : Burgundy 2010-2018 – White
29/12/2020 – 14H30 : Burgundy 1970-2005 – Red
29/12/2020 – 15H30 : Burgundy 2006-2013 – Red
29/12/2020 – 16H30 : Burgundy 2014-2018 – Red
30/12/2020 – 10H00 : Various France 1989-2019
30/12/2020 – 10H30 : Alsace Jura Savoie 1981-2018
30/12/2020 – 11H00 : Loire Valley 1976-2019
30/12/2020 – 11H30 : Bordeaux 1953-2016 – White
30/12/2020 – 12H00 : Bordeaux 1953-1990 – White
30/12/2020 – 12H30 : Bordeaux 1991-2006 – Red
30/12/2020 – 13H00 : Bordeaux 2007-2017 – Red
30/12/2020 – 13H30 : CP – Loire 2004-2018 – Red
30/12/2020 – 14H30 : CP – Loire 1995-2018 – White
30/12/2020 – 15H30 : CP – Burgundy 2000-2015
30/12/2020 – 16H30 : CP – Other French Regions 1998-2018