Sotheby’s is popping to Burgundy to assist it make a splash with its first wine sale in France.
A non-public assortment of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, together with some extraordinarily uncommon magnums and methuselahs of the Burgundy, will hit the public sale block on November 2 in Beaune. No want to fret in the event you can’t make it throughout the Atlantic, although, as a result of on-line bidding opened this Tuesday.
The sale will include 25 numerous wine that every one carry the Romanée-Conti identify, which belongs to essentially the most sought-after domaine within the Burgundy area; every bottle and case was acquired immediately from the famed label. With vintages within the assortment ranging between 1998 and 2011—together with two of the label’s most coveted, 2000 and 2010—Sotheby’s clearly has excessive hopes for the public sale, and has positioned a pre-sale estimate of between $797,000 and $1.05 million on all the assortment.
The headliner, undoubtedly, is a methuselah of Romanée-Conti 2000. “The Millennium classic exploded on to the horizon with this superbly balanced wine, so ripe and with such recent acidity—these great previous vines immensely contributed right here,” Serena Sutcliffe, the honorary chairman of Sotheby’s Wine, mentioned in a press release. “Opulent, complicated, refined and complicated, with an enormous dollop of 2000 attraction.” This choice has a pre-sale estimate of between $163,000 to $209,000.
One other lot value keeping track of is a case of three bottles of the Romanée-Conti 2010 which is anticipated to promote for between $47,000 and $64,000. There are additionally a case of 12 bottles of the 1998 that’s anticipated to fetch the same value, in addition to a variety of a dozen 2001 bottles that might promote for between $52,000 and $70,000.
As sky-high because the pre-sale estimates for subsequent month’s tons could seem, they might really be proper on the cash, because the Burgundy public sale market is experiencing one thing of a growth proper now. Final month, a methuselah of Romanée-Conti 2002 bought for a shocking $398,000 at public sale in Hong Kong, setting a brand new report for a bottle of the wine within the course of. Sadly, nothing from 2002 will go up for grabs subsequent month—however there’s nonetheless loads else to excite collectors and fanatics.