Private Collection | Variety in 55 vintages

This auction certainly isn’t a first for our seller. After putting part of his collection under the hammer already, he has come back with a treasure trove to intrigue any wine lover looking for something a bit different. These cuvées come from all over, spanning Champagne, Corsica, Italy, Australia, and the US. Plus, fans of natural, organic, and biodynamic wines have some exploring to do.

3,017 bottles, 1,267 lots. This is what we’ve got to please those of you in search of oddities, understated domains, and stars of tomorrow. There are plenty of mature wines and cellaring cuvées in this sale, with 55 vintages from 1964 to 2019. A real eclectic mix that resounds with some of the latest trends in the wine world, including bottles from rising-star domains that deserve to be pointed out.

Regarding the conservation of these cuvées, rest assured that the precious bottles have been kept in a professional, Parisian cellar. A warehouse well-known to iDealwine where conditions match up perfectly to buyers’ expectations.

Nebbiolo and Pinot noir in all their majesty

Our connoisseur’s collection includes a 2003 Barolo Monprivato from Giuseppe Mascarello that you can enjoy from today. Following the single-varietal theme, a Pinot noir cuvée – a grape that shares much in common with Nebbiolo – that shines as one of the stars of this auction is the 2012 Echezeaux by Philippe Pacalet.

Unsung appellations

This seller’s taste for excellence has pushed his curiosity towards discovering lesser known appellations. Finding little interest in big names, he focuses on the talent of the producer and the quality of the wine without preconceptions. You’ll find Coteaux-du-Loire from Domaine de Bellivière, one of iDealwine’s partner domains, Auvergne cuvées from the excellent François Dhumes, and a range of coveted vins de France from the likes of Clau de Nell (Loire), Clos des Grillons (Rhône), Richard Leroy (Anjou), Patrick Bouju (Beaujolais), as well as Domaine Yoyo (Roussillon), La Sorga (Languedoc), and Les Foulards Rouges (Roussillon).

Aim a little further

The open-minded eclecticism of this collection expands far further than the borders of France, or even of Europe. From Australia, we have natural wines from domain Lucy Margaux, a property nestled in the Adelaide Hills. Weingut Band is evidence of the progress being made in Germany for all things organic and natural. The Garnacha grape is the star of the show for Comando G. And Switzerland is represented by the biodynamic icon that is Marie-Thérèse Chappaz, a producer who has mastered the steep slopes of her vineyards. Finally, flying the flag for the US is the talented and flavourful Hiyu Farm.

Our team’s favourites

As you can tell, there’s a lot in this collection that has caught our eye. Amongst this array of reds, whites, orange wines, and sparkling cuvées, we’ve picked some gems you should look out for. From Bordeaux is the 1978 La Mission Haut Brion, there’s the legendary Jacques Selosse and the talented Larmandier-Bernier for Champagne, and ‘very natural’ Burgundy from Frédéric Cossard. Vaccelli from Corsica, Sébastien Riffault from Sancerre, Stéphane Bernaudeau in Anjou, and Château Lestignac for the south-west…You really are spoilt for choice!

See the full sale collection here and happy bidding!

Sales catalogue:

03/12/2020 – 11H00 : CP – Autres Vins Etrangers 2004-2018
03/12/2020 – 11H30 : CP – Italie – Espagne 1964-2018
03/12/2020 – 12H00 : CP – Vins Français 1978-2019
03/12/2020 – 12H30 : CP – Alsace – Jura – Savoie 2008-2018
03/12/2020 – 13H00 : CP – Roussillon 2011-2019
03/12/2020 – 13H30 : CP – Burgundy 1976-2018
03/12/2020 – 14H00 : CP – Loire 1989-2019 – White
03/12/2020 – 14H30 : CP – Loire 2003-2019 – Red
03/12/2020 – 15H00 : CP – Rhône 2001-2016
03/12/2020 – 15H30 : CP – Rhône 2017-2019