Auction News | Rarity Reigns in Burgundy

Some wines are so rare that even at iDealwine, they are hardly ever spotted in the wild. The Musignys from Domaine Leroy and Georges Roumier are certainly worth getting excited about and so we are delighted to announce this exclusive sale, which contains a number of very rare wines. From Burgundy naturally, but also from other wine regions. Time to get to know (or reacquaint yourself with) these beauties. Are you ready to explore the world of rare wine? We certainly are! World-renowned Grands Crus, forgotten Vins de France, hidden gems of natural wine… all of these beauties await.

Incoming: Burgundy Crus

Starting with the most remarkable lot from this auction: a 2001 Musigny from Domaine Leroy. It is next to impossible to get your hands of this micro production, coming from a small plot of just 0.27 hectares (0.6 acres). Even on iDealwine, we see it at most once a year, or not at all. Also going under the hammer are Musignys from Georges Roumier (1990 and 2002). Needless to say, it’s one of Burgundy’s greatest domains and is sure to generate interest and excitement.

From Beaune we have a 1er cru Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus, a jewel in the crown of Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils, an outstanding wine that will age very gracefully. From the Chorey-lès-Beaune appellation, we have lovely light and supple wines from Domaine Georges Roy et Fils  that can be enjoyed straight away.

For summer, a white Burgundy wine will pair perfectly with white meat and fish dishes, served with light sauces and rice. Chablis immediately springs to mind of course, we love Domaine William Fèvre. VaudésirLes Preuses and Les Clos in particular, are delightful.

How about world-renowned Domaine Raveneau? The signature Premier Cru Montée de Tonnerre is Chablis at its best; well balanced, aromatic and fresh, with a slight richness and delicate maturation

Armand RousseauEmmanuel RougetCoche-DuryAuvenay and Ramonet are just some of the big names that will go under the hammer. There are some great value wines also up for auction, some of them are even up without a reserve price (set at just €1).

Bordeaux’s side of the story: a formidable opponent

A Burgundy selection of such high calibre could easily eclipse all the other wine regions, but Bordeaux is holding up very well! Between the Duclot cases, a 1989 Petrus, a 2000 Mouton Rothschild and a selection of 2009 Haut-Brion, this high-quality offering of Bordeaux wines is holding its own.

The Château Léoville Las Cases may remind true connoisseurs and lovers of French film of the famous wine scene in “The Wing or the Thigh” (L’aile ou la Cuisse, 1976) starring Louis de Funès. We have the 19642001200420062008 et 2015 vintages up for auction; the perfect opportunity to bring back old memories … or create new ones.

How about a vertical tasting of Château d’Arche? iDealwine has hunted down several Sauternes Grand Cru Classé vintages from Château d´Arche… we have 1893 (not a typo!), 1919, 1943, 1947 and many more.

Château Chasse-Spleen, Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Pétrus and many others will also go under the hammer.

The Last Word: Other Wine Regions

If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for in terms of old vintages, a 1898 magnum of cognac from Bisquit Dubouché may just put a smile on your face.

In the Loire Valley, the time has come to enjoy a Coteaux du Layon for an aperitif (notes of fruit and white flowers). Although you maybe prefer to taste the latest big thing, the natural wines of Jardins Esmeraldins.

When it comes to non-French wine, we have beautiful rich-coloured wines from Italy. We have the best of Piedmont: Barolo, Barbaresco, … like those from Bruno Giacosa and Ugo Lequio. Finally, well-renowned American wines are available, such as Screaming Eagle, Bryant Family Vineyard or Diamond Creek.

As you will have realised by now, there is no shortage of suggestions for you in this new wine selection from iDealwine. Check the whole auction sale out here.

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