Private Collection: Burgundy as far as the eye can see

Burgundy grand cru bottles

Having already sold wine on iDealwine in 2020, this collector has returned with a magnificent selection of Burgundy accompanied by some other treasures. Please allow us to guide you through this auction which closes on 7 March, full of  bottles, magnums and double magnums from symbolic Burgundians terroirs.

Burgundy as far as the eye can see 

Over 20 years, our consignor went up and down the roads of France searching for quality bottles. Having already travelled extensively around the Bordeaux region, where they bought several bottles, they fell in love with Burgundy. Their enthusiasm and taste for the “good stuff” allowed them to build good relationships with most winemakers they met. By the way, all the bottles that you’ll find up for auction in this collection have come directly from the producers. It offers you an incredibly diverse selection of Burgundy wine with bottles from incredible appellations in different formats, some not seen very often. The rarity of some of these wines makes it well worth your time perusing the auction catalogues.

Protected bottles

The bottles from 1989 to 2021 slumbered in a natural cellar. Equipped with climate control, the underground area is kept at a constant 13°C, perfect for ageing. Humidity levels are checked and changed every month. And what is more, no light can get in to cause the wine to deteriorate, so they can rest peacefully.

Memories and favourites 

The collector decided to sell a selection of their bottles for health reasons as they shouldn’t drink alcohol anymore. However, they remain a wine enthusiast, will always defend quality wine and will  continue to visit Burgundy.

They couldn’t help but tell us about a few of their favourites. 

  • A good few years ago, the consignor had the chance to taste a Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru Les Feusselottes 2003 from Domaine Méo-Camuzet which “stunned” them. It’s an incredible wine that kept all of its aromatic structure. You’ll find this 2003 wine in the auction and in several other vintages as well –  2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018.
  • There’s also a bottle of Clos de la Roche from Pascal Lachaux, an almost unfindable wine. Owner of Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux in Vosne-Romanée, Pascal Lachaux only made two vintages of this wine for his trading business. It possesses exceptional quality and is available in its 2007 vintage.
  • It’s with a heavy heart that the collector tells us about their friendship with Gilles Jayer who ran the estate of the same name. They described a kind, generous man who liked to share. For them, Gilles Jayer, produced the best Hautes-Côtes de Nuits in the appellation. Four lots of wine from the winery which has since be renamed Hoffmann-Jayer can be found in the auction from the 2010 and 2011 vintages, and they date back to the time of Gilles Jayer.

A quick tour of the other regions present

Our consignor is also selling a few treasures from other regions:

  • Champagne: a bottle of Comtes de Champagne 1999 from Taittinger
  • Bordeaux: Château d’Yquem 1996, Château la Conseillante 2006, Château Pavie 2007…
  • Oregon: a bottle of  Willamette Valley L’Ensemble Pinot Noir 2018 from Nicolas Jay
  • Languedoc:  a bottle of  IGP Pays d’Hérault Grange des Pères 2008
  • South-West: two bottles of Madiran Château Montus 2002
  • The Rhône Valley: magnificent Côte-Rôtie and Condrieu from Yves Cuilleron and a Hermitage Marquise de la Tourette 2008 from Frères Delas

As you have probably gathered by now, this auction will take you straight to the most beautiful producers Burgundy and beyond with rare bottles, magnums and double magnums.

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