Beaujolais: the top 20 highest-priced bottles at auction (first semester of 2018)

TOP 20 Beaujolais wines iDealwine

We continue our Tour de France with a trip to Beaujolais, the land of Gamay. Often in the shadow of its famous Burgundy neighbour, this region offers exceptional wines at interesting prices.

The cradle of natural wine, this region is home to some of the most pioneering natural wine makers who adorn the rankings. The natural wine craze is becoming a significant trend and wines from the Beaujolais are beginning to turn heads in the fine wine auction market. Yvon Métras sits at the top of the podium with a bottle of his Cuvée Ultime in the exceptional 2005 vintage. Other natural winemakers present in the rankings include Marcel Lapierre in 5th place, Louis-Claude Desvignes in 6th place, Domaine Burgaud in 8th place, Domaine Chamonard in 14th place and Domaine des Terres Dorées in 15th place.

Beaujolais: top 20 highest-priced bottles of the first semester of 2018

Position Lot Lot price (incl. VAT) Price (per 75cl bottle & incl. VAT) Variation on price estimate (or reserve price) Date of sale Country of residence of winning bidder
1 Magnum of  Fleurie l’Ultime 2005 – Y. Métras 292 € 146 € 20% 16/05/2018 Hong Kong
2 Bottle of Moulin à Vent Clos des Thorins 1974 – Château des Jacques 112 € 112 € 21% 17/01/2018 Japan
3 Bottle of Morgon 3.14 2005 – J. Foillard 103 € 103 € 14% 20/06/2018 USA
4 Bottle of Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Zaccharie 2005 – Château Thivin 94 € 94 € 57% 27/06/2018 Switzerland
5 Bottle of Morgon Cuvée MMIX 2009 – M. Lapierre 81 € 81 € 123% 17/01/2018 Russia
6 Bottle of Morgon Les Impénitents 2011 – L.-C. Desvignes 58 € 58 € 6% 16/05/2018 France
7 Bottle of Fleurie Chapelle des bois 2010 – J. Desjourneys 50 € 50 € 12% 18/04/2018 France
8 6 bottles of Morgon Côte du Py Réserve 2010 – J.-M. Burgaud 292 € 49 € 9% 21/03/2018 France
9 3 bottles of Brouilly Vieilles Vignes 2006 – Grand’cour 134 € 45 € 34% 23/05/2018 USA
10 2 bottles of Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2009 – D. Bouland 68 € 34 € 17% 21/03/2018 France
11 Bottle of Moulin à Vent Clos du Tremblay 1999 – P. Janin 33 € 33 € 37% 20/06/2018 France
12 Magnum of  Fleurie Cuvée Tardive 2011 – Clos de la Roilette 61 € 30 € 11/04/2018 France
13 Bottle of Moulin à Vent Vieilles Vignes 2014 – Comte Liger-Belair 30 € 30 € 9% 16/05/2018 France
14 Bottle of Morgon 2010 – J. Chamonard 27 € 27 € 20/06/2018 France
15 Bottle of Fleurie Grille-Midi 2010 – Terres dorées 26 € 26 € 2% 17/01/2018 France
16 Magnum of  Moulin à Vent Champ de Cour 2009 – Château du Moulin à Vent 49 € 24 € 21/03/2018 France
17 Magnum of  Moulin à Vent 2015 – Hospices Civils de Romanèche Thorin 45 € 22 € 48% 27/02/2018 France
18 6 bottles of Moulin à Vent Les Trois Roches 2009 – Vissoux 131 € 22 € 29% 25/04/2018 France
19 Bottle of Fleurie Cuvée Spéciale Vieilles Vignes 2007 – Chignard 22 € 22 € 6% 20/06/2018 USA
20 Jeroboam of Fleurie 2002 –  Caves des producteurs de Fleurie 81 € 20 € 20/06/2018 France

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