Auction | 4 000 favourites to fall for this February

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, organising a meal with friends, or heading off for a winter break, you are bound to find the perfect accompanying wine in our auction. Haut-Brion, Coche-Dury, Rayas, Chave, Clos Rougeard, Dagueneau, Krug and even Selosse…Dry January is over – take a look at these outstanding bottles.

As you’ll know by now, at iDealwine we’re celebrating 20 years since the company was founded. This is a great excuse to consider the stars of our auction, from Magums of 2000 La-Tâche and Richebourg from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti to legendary Burgundy cuvées from Coche-Dury, Jacky Truchot, Armand Rousseau, Raveneau, and Dugat-Py, all in both mature and more recent vintages. If you’re looking for regional wines at more accessible prices, you might like the organic cuvées from Guffens-Heynen, A&P de Villaine, Amiot Servelle, and Vincent Dureuil-Janthial.

Bursting with Bordeaux references, this auction includes more than a thousand lots with vintages dating back to the end of the First World War (this being a 1918 Château Haut-Brion)! Grands crus classés from the 1855 classification (Châteaux Ducru-Beaucaillou and Gruaud-Larose) as well as from the Saint-Emilion classification (Châteaux Ausone and Cheval Blanc) are also waiting patiently. The Rhône Valley is represented by the Guigal estate’s LA-LA-LA trio in an impressive vertical sale of its Côte-Rôtie cuvées La Mouline, La Turque and La Landonne from 2000 to 2015, with a few bottles dating back to 1976. Look out for the Cornas cuvées from Thierry Allemand, Alain Verset, and Auguste Clape. Further south, the mature Châteauneuf-du-Pape bottles from Henri Bonneau and Château Rayas are a real delight.

We’ve also brought together the crème de la crème of Champagne estates, with prestigious bottles like the 1979 Krug-Collection, Bollinger’s 1988 Vieilles Vignes Françaises, and the 2009 Cuvée Belle Epoque by Perrier Jouet. Equally, some now iconic Récoltants manipulants* are featured, most notably Anselme Selosse.

From the Loire, you can get your hands on the mature vintages of Clos Rougeard, Dagueneau and Clos Naudin. The Jura region also displays some of its best work here, with the natural wines of Overnoy, Ganevat, Adeline Houillon and Renaud Bruyère as well as Jacques Puffney and Jean Macle’s vins jaunes. Keep your eye out for rising stars like Julien Labet!

Our Languedoc-Roussillon selection pays hommage to Hervé Bizeul’s iconic cuvée, La Petite Sibérie, with more than twenty bottles and magnums available in a range of vintages. Did you not quite manage to get your hands on a bottle of Grange des Pères during the last auction? Never fear – we have no less than forty lots available in both red and white.

Some of our particular highlights? The oldest bottle in this auction is a Marsala from 1840! This sweet wine from Sicily, referred to numerous times in The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (fans of Alain Delon and Claudia Cardinale, hands up!), is a marvel to enjoy on its own or alongside a chocolate dessert. Other cuvées from far-flung countries are also within your grasp, Screaming Eagle and Opus One being just a few examples.

*A grower who makes and markets Champagne under their own label, from grapes exclusively sourced from their own vineyards and processed on their own premises

Here are the links to the catalogue:

12/02/2020 – 10H00 : Etranger 1840-2018
12/02/2020 – 10H30 : Misc. French Wines 1923-2018
12/02/2020 – 11H00 : Alsace Jura 1976-2018
12/02/2020 – 11H30 : Champagne 1947-2015
12/02/2020 – 12H00 : Burgundy 1970-2010 – White
12/02/2020 – 12H30 : Burgundy 2011-2018 – White
12/02/2020 – 13H30 : Burgundy 1961-2004 – Red
12/02/2020 – 14H30 : Burgundy 2005-2010 – Red
12/02/2020 – 15H30 : Burgundy 2011-2013 – Red
12/02/2020 – 16H30 : Burgundy 2014-2018 – Red
13/02/2020 – 10H00 : Languedoc Roussillon 1936-2016
13/02/2020 – 10H30 : Rhône 1995-2018 – White
13/02/2020 – 11H00 : Rhône 1973-2008
13/02/2020 – 11H30 : Rhône 2009-2018 – Red
13/02/2020 – 12H00 : Loire 1982-2018
13/02/2020 – 12H30 : Bordeaux 1940-2016 – White
13/02/2020 – 13H30 : Bordeaux 1918-1996 – Red
13/02/2020 – 14H30 : Bordeaux 1997-2005 – Red
13/02/2020 – 15H30 : Bordeaux 2006-2016 – Red

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