Burgundies dominate Heritage fine wine auction



2015-06-26 11:25:42

The upcoming Heritage Signature Auction of Fine and Rare Wines will offer an incredible selection of burgundy later this week. The sale takes place in Beverly Hills on December 5, and will be simulcast live to Hong Kong to take advantage of the booming Asian market for fine wines.

The auction comprises more than 500 lots from some of the world's finest producers, directly imported and ready for discerning collectors.

The roster includes wines from Claude Dugat, Comte Armand, Domaine Groffier, Domaine Lecheneaut, Domaine Maume, Domaine Roty, Francois Carillon, Gros Freres Et Soeur, Henri Boillot, Hubert Lignier, JJ Confuron, Ramonet and Vincent Girardin amongst others.

"The story of this auction is all about burgundy," said Frank Martell, Director of Fine & Rare Wine at Heritage Auctions. "These 500+ lots equal more than $500,000 in wine, all directly imported from the Burgundy region, from the hottest producers, all with a significant level of quality. The market for fine and rare Burgundy has been very strong lately and, with this kind of provenance, we expect that trend to continue."

A grouping of wines from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, spanning six decades from 1969 through to 2011, will be amongst the highlights.

Leading the estimates are four bottles of Romanee Conti 2011, Domaine de la Romanee Conti, described by expert Allen Meadows as "... an exercise in understatement, poise and controlled power with an unrivaled purity of expression", with a valuation of $30,000+. Notable single bottles will include examples from the standout vintage of 1985 and a jeroboam of 1976 La Tâche.

Further top lots will include a case of Chateau Petrus 1996 Pomerol estimated at $15,000+; seven bottles of Cote Rotie 1969, La Mouline, E. Guigal valued at $16,000+; 12 bottles of Chateau Petrus 1980 estimated at $10,000+; and 2 magnums of Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1982 priced at $9500+.

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