2022 is well underway, and to kick it off in style, we are delighted to present a sensational sale of over 5,000 bottles from France and beyond. Icons from Burgundy, large formats from Bordeaux, wines for keeping from the Rhône, sublime whites from the Loire, gems from Savoie, Beaujolais and the Jura all await!
Rediscover some of Burgundy’s greatest regional figures. Remember, the hammer price for a Burgundy Aligoté from Domaine d’Auvenay caused quite a stir on iDealwine just a few weeks ago. You’ll find the same cuvée again here in four vintages (2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008), accompanied by a 2006 Meursault and the wonderful Auxey-Duresses Les Clous and Les Boutonniers. Still in the Côte de Beaune, you would do well to look at the various Meursaults and Puligny-Montrachet crafted by Coche-Dury as well as the Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru from Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey. In Chablis, you shouldn’t overlook the wines by Vincent Dauvissat, or those of rising star Thomas Pico (Domaine Pattes-Loup). The majesty of Pinot Noir is to be admired in the wines of Domaine Leroy (even with its « simple » Burgundy label!), Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier, Dugat-Py, Méo-Camuzet, Montille and then, of course, the ever-reigning Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.
Looking for a style rather than a signature? For flavourful red wines, the Beaujolais region is your gold mine, with the Côtes-de-Brouilly of Château Thivin, cuvées by Jean-Claude Lapalu, and the Morgons of Louis-Claude Desvignes, Mee Godard, Daniel Bouland and Marcel Lapierre. In Savoie, consider Domaine des Ardoisières and in the Jura, the Arbois-Pupillin Poulsard by Pierre Overnoy, the Côtes-du-Jura Les Grandes Teppes from Ganevat and the Arbois Ploussard Trousseau by Adeline Houillon and Renaud Bruyère.
If it’s a white wine you’re after, what about exploring Corsica, where we find Comte Abbatucci’s Diplomate d’Empire cuvée, as well as the biodynamic Muscat-du-Cap-Corse by Antoine Arena? The Loire is great for diversity of produce and the originality of its viticultural landscape. Dagueneau’s Silex, Edmond Vatan‘s 2009 Sancerre Clos la Néore, Clos Rougeard’s 2009 Saumur-Brézé, Stéphane Bernaudeau‘s 2018 Les Nourrissons, and Richard Leroy‘s Vins de France are just some of the cuvées we recommend. We could still mention those from Jardins Esméraldins, Domaine de l’Ecu, Huet, Pascal Cotat and Coulée de Serrant… But we’ll let you discover their beauty for yourselves. 🙂