Auction | Burgundy and the Rhône go head to head

Are you more a fan of Rayas or Leroy? This auction, closing on the 1st and 2nd April, offers over 1,000 lots from Burgundy and the Rhône Valley. Among the collectable bottles, we should note a Madeira from 1860. A part of this sale’s catalogue is dedicated to the cellar of a passionate collector who has carefully built up a selection of 1,000 bottles. The vertical of Corton-Charlemagne from Coche-Dury is impressive: all the vintages from 2004 to 2014 are included!

Make a note in your diary: this exceptional auction will be closing on the 1st and 2nd April. Over 1,000 bottles are for sale from the landmark wine regions of Burgundy and the Rhône Valley. Let’s take a closer look at the sales catalogue and get to know the bottles waiting patiently to be enjoyed.

Burgundy vs the Rhône

The legendary region that is Burgundy has some lots waiting that truly live up to their name. Most notably, perhaps, is a 1990 Musigny grand cru from Domaine Georges Roumier, a vintage that was notably successful for the reds of Burgundy. For more mature vintages, it’s worth considering the 1969 Chambertin grand cru from maison Patriarche Père et Fils. From Chablis, we’ve found a particular favourite in the form of Domaine Pattes Loup, where the talented Thomas Pico is forever seeking a better and better production. You’ll find his Chablis premier cru Beauregard for sale in several vintages.

The Rhône is the next biggest region for this auction in terms of the number of lots available, almost as many as its Burgundian rival. Emmanuel Reynaud is well-represented with over 150 lots from his many, famous domains: Château Rayas, Fonsalette, Pignan and Château des Tours. We should note Rayas’ exceptional 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a particularly good vintage. As you’ll already know, the other big name from this region, this time in the north, is Jean-Louis Chave. You have, for example, the choice of two bottles of the Cathelin cuvée, from 1995 and 2000 – this is perhaps the moment to taste one of the Rhône’s finest wines! The fantastic Mas Saint-Louis, a favourite of ours and our allocation of the week, is also accessible in this auction.

The best of the Loire, the Jura, and the Languedoc

It isn’t only Burgundy and the Rhône that are making themselves known in this sale. From the Jura we have a lovely selection of Arbois-Pupillin-Savagnin from Domaine Overnoy-Houillon. From the Loire Valley, there are some lots of Philippe Foreau’s sweet Vouvray Clos Naudin in the wonderful 1990 vintage. As for the Languedoc, will Grange des Pères build on its searing success? There are several vintages available, the challenge is to make your choice…

Private collection

The end of the sale is dedicated to the private collection of a wine enthusiast who is selling 1,000 bottles. Kept in the best conditions, this cellar has finally opened its doors for us to discover the treasures hidden inside, among which is an exceptional vertical of Corton-Charlemagne from Coche-Dury: all of the vintages from 2004 to 2014 are included. A wine-lover who clearly had a weakness for Burgundy, notably the region’s white wines (Coche-Dury, Ramonet, Comtes Lafon) though there is more than that! You’ll also find several mature grands crus by Georges Roumier. And this seller didn’t let the theme of the sale pass them by either, since there are some superb wines from the Rhône here as well: several Rayas, Côte-Rôtie by Gentaz-Dervieux, Hermitages from Jean-Louis Chave. What could be better? Also to note are the Châteaux Margaux and Pichon Longueville 1996, and two bottles of 1990 Dom Pérignon…Come on, I’m sure we’ve tempted you – come and see the rest for yourself!

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