Top auction picks | Rare Rhône cuvées

The Rhône valley features with some of its finest here: Gonon, Jamet, Jaboulet, Clos des Papes, Ogier…Plus, we have a special catalogue from a fan of Syrah and Burgundian Chardonnay.

The Rhône Valley in a starring role

The Rhône Valley vineyard is fascinating in that it bridges northern viticulture (mono-varietal, hillside vines) with that of the south (blends of different varieties grown on the plain). This region and its eclecticism are at the forefront of this auction. A few names not to be missed… The Jamet estate is one of the most important in the Rhône valley, making more impressive auction records year on year because of the finesse and balance of its wines: Côte-Rôtie, Côte-Rôtie Côte Brune, Côtes-du-Rhône Equivoque… The Clos des Papes, run by the Avril family in tradition and elegance, has some superb white and red Châteauneuf-du-Pape from 2004, 2005 and 2006. The Chave family, established in the Rhone’s viticulture for several centuries, offers Hermitages cuvées between 1999 and 2018 (notably 2000, 2001 and 2010). Finally, rediscover Cornas with the lovely Domaine Auguste Clape, notably in its mature vintages (1984 and 1999).

Ensemble parts for Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and the Loire

Don’t miss the incredible bottles from France’s other excellent regions. From Bordeaux, for example, some great lots await you, such as the 2016 Duclot Collection case, the 2005 Duclot Prestige case, and six bottles of 2009 Haut-Brion. Burgundy certainly doesn’t disappoint, as we have a double-magnum of Echézeaux 2006 from the rare Domaine Bizot. For whites, take a look at Domaine d’Auvenay or Comtes Lafon. Are you a fan of bubbles? The 1990 Clos du Mesnil collection bottle from Krug is waiting for you, taken from the most beautiful villages of Champagne and with indescribable richness. If you like rosé, Dom Pérignon is the place for you, with the 2ème Plénitude 1995 (P2 for connoisseurs 😉), a revelation. In the Loire, let yourself be drawn in by Dagueneau’s Astéroïde 2015, or maybe the wines of Clos Rougeard, which in just a few years has become the most emblematic and renowned of the Loire estates.

Special catalogue from a Syrah and Chardonnay fan

Amongst these auctions is the private catalogue of a wine enthusiast whose heart swings between Burgundy and Rhône, between Chardonnay and Syrah. What is there to note about these lots? Their seller has kept the bottles in the best conditions to present them to you today… So don’t miss this magnificent selection of 379 lots in vintages from 2009 to 2018.

Let’s start with one of the most prestigious names in the Rhone Valley, the Chapoutier house, which produces some truly prestigious wines: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Saint Joseph… When it comes to Saint Joseph, how can you not fall in love with the Gonon estate’s wines, both red and white, from the 2010 to 2017 vintages? François Villard, a former chef and self-taught wine maker, has forged an enviable reputation in just a few decades for making wines from almost all the appellations of the Northern Rhône Valley. It is up to you to fight for his Côtes-Rôtie (La Brocarde, Le Gallet) and Saint Joseph (Reflet) wines. Other vintages to acquire? Stephane Ogier’s Belle Hélène, Gangloff’s Côte-Rôtie Rozier, Sorrel’s Le Gréal, Alain Voge’s Cornas Les Vieilles Fontaines

In Burgundy, the darlings of our consignor are indeed the domain Coche-Dury with several lots of Meursault (2017, 2018), Corton-Charlemagne (2010 to 2015) and Meursault 1er cru Genevrières (2016, 2017); but also in Chablis, Vincent Dauvissat with the grands crus Les Clos (2014) and Les Preuses (2017), as well as Domaine Benoît Droin and its grands crus Grenouilles (2015, 2016), Valmur (2016 and 2017) and Vaudésir (2015, 2016 and 2017).

Happy bidding!

See the full selection or just the special catalogue

Below, you can access the complete catalogues for this auction
17/11/2021 – 10H00 : Vins Etrangers 1900-2019
17/11/2021 – 10H30 : Loire 1978-2020
17/11/2021 – 11H00 : Rhône 1984-2019 – White
17/11/2021 – 11H30 : Rhône 1969-2011 – Red
17/11/2021 – 12H00 : Rhône 2012-2020 – Red
17/11/2021 – 12H30 : Burgundy 1970-2014 – White
17/11/2021 – 13H00 : Burgundy 2015-2019 – White
17/11/2021 – 13H30 : Burgundy 1946-2011 – Red
17/11/2021 – 14H30 : Burgundy 2012-2019 – Red
17/11/2021 – 15H30 : CP – Autres régions 2010-2018
17/11/2021 – 16H30 : CP – Rhône 2009-2017
18/11/2021 – 10H00 : France Autres Vins 1965-2020
18/11/2021 – 10H30 : Sud-Ouest 1900-2020
18/11/2021 – 11H00 : Champagne 1964-2016
18/11/2021 – 11H30 : Alsace Jura 1975-2020
18/11/2021 – 12H00 : Burgundy 1955-2016 – White
18/11/2021 – 12H30 : Bordeaux 1904-1989 – Red
18/11/2021 – 13H30 : Bordeaux 1990-1996 – Red
18/11/2021 – 14H30 : Bordeaux 1997-2001 – Red
18/11/2021 – 15H30 : Bordeaux 2002-2008 – Red
18/11/2021 – 16H30 : Bordeaux 2009-2017 – Red

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