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Bichot: when Burgundy comes to London

Monday 27th November, in the iconic wine member’s club 67 Pall Mall in London, the spotlight is on the Albert Bichot house. Arthur de Lencquesaing and Léa Fallourd, from the international team based in London, experienced a preview tasting of the 2016 vintage. A unique opportunity to taste and compare their great diversity of wines spread across all Burgundy. 2016 is a vintage which you can acquire with much confidence. When talking with Albéric Bichot, we understand that this vintage is characterized by fully matured grapes, although 2016 was not a relaxing year…

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Romanée-Conti 2000: new auction record on iDealwine at €17,146

During the online auction that ended online on 15th November 2017 on iDealwine, a bottle of Romanée-Conti 2000 was auctioned €17,146 to a French amateur. This iconic bottle from La Romanée-Conti is setting the new record for the most expensive wine sold on iDealwine since its foundation! The new most expensive wine in the history of iDealwine auctions since its creation in 2000 is, without much surprise, Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2000. For once, a French amateur purchased this wonderful bottle that is undeniably at the top of fine wines, with…

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Clos de Tart | New owner: good or bad news?

It is now official, the Artémis Group, investment company owned by the Pinault family, bought the 7.53 hectare Clos de Tart, monopoly classified grand cru in Morey-Saint-Denis, Côtes de Nuits. The Mommessin family has been taking good care of this domain since 1932. Therefore, a chapter is closing in Clos de Tart’s history. Thunderclap in the calm world of wine: the Clos de Tart changes hands. This domain has only known three families of owners over nearly a millennium, underlining how endearing it is. Since its founding in 1141 by the Cistercian nuns,…

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Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret: Burgundy wine between wisdom and ambition

Let’s go to the Côte d'Or, with a focus on Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret located in Vosne-Romanée, between the legendary Château du Clos Vougeot and the small village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. The family has been taking care of the vines for more than eight generations! The story begins in 1620. The reputation of Mongeard-Mugneret is due to its old-age, the finesse of its wines, the subtlety of its terroirs and the extent of its domain. The combination of the vines of Eugène Mongeard and his wife Edmée Mugneret gave birth to an important property of 30…

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Top 20 of Burgundy wines

Our Tour de France of the most expensive wines is coming to an end. But we still haven’t spoken of Burgundy and its grands crus, although at auction, it represents 31% in volume and 46% in value. Our series of rankings ends on a grand final with one of the most fantasised regions during this first half-year: Burgundy, of course, the kingdom of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. As a reminder, in order to establish this first half-year ranking, we decided to keep only the most expensive wine of each property, auctioned on iDealwine.…

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Engel, Dujac, Vogüé, Burgundy at the top | Auction report

During July, the auction market was still wide awake! Buyers from all over the world fought for the best wines from Burgundy with continuous rising prices. Beautiful auctions on great Burgundy names During both auctions in July, once again, the famous Burgundy domains have had remarkable performances. Indeed, particularly during the sale that ended on 26th July, Engel, Dujac and Vogüé domains registered prices way above their iDealwine estimates. Domaine René Engel: Domaine René Engel (now called Domaine d’Eugénie since its purchase by François Pinault in 2006) is a vineyard of 7 hectares…

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Leroy cuvées, Europe and Asia fight over them | Auction report

The online auction on iDealwine, closed on 28th June, saw many wines from Domaine Leroy record significant price increases, reaching sometimes exorbitant levels. Domaine Leroy, from Côte-de-Nuits, regularly hits the headlines of our auction reports, with continuous rising prices for these sought-after wines around the world. Once again, during the iDealwine auction, which closed on 28th June, bottles vinified by the famous Lalou Bize-Leroy kindled the lust of French, British and Hong Kong enthusiasts, who didn’t hesitate to increase prices well above iDealwine’s estimates. Domaine Leroy, created in the late 1980s by the…

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2017 first half: already more than 56,000 bottles auctioned on iDealwine

In a market still dominated by Bordeaux and Burgundy Grands Crus, iDealwine sold during this year’s first semester 56,020 bottles (i.e more than 23,000 lots) at auction. Sellers can rub their hands: over the entire period more than 90% of the bottles were sold. During the past months, fine trends have emerged, bringing a breath of fresh air in this sector traditionally amateur of renowned classic names. Between 1st January and 30th June 2017, the iDealwine platform saw more than 23,000 lots (23,679 more precisely) change hands during the 14 online auctions held…

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Meursault Premier Cru Les Perrières booming | Auction report

The latest online auction on iDealwine which closed on 14th June, offered many Meursault Premier Cru Les Perrières from the most beautiful domains: Coche-Dury, Roulot, Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Pierre Morey and Vincent Dancer. These bottles widely grab the attention of bidders around the world and some prices soar significantly. Most of the lucky bidders were French, American and from Hong Kong. It is important to say that this premier cru from Meursault is one of the greatest white wines from Burgundy, its climate is so qualitative and sought after that it is…

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Private collection: 100% lots sold, +30% on prices

The auction on iDealwine of the private collection of a young Luxembourg wine enthusiast ended on a successful note: 100% of the lots sold and 30% increase compared to the reserve price, equivalent to the low estimate. The quality and rarity of the wines featured have attracted amateurs’ lust from all over the world. Zoom on an exceptional collection. On 31st May ended the auction of the exceptional and atypical cellar of a young amateur, who started his collection when he was only 17 years old. Guided by his passion and intuition, he…

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