Auction on June 16th2019, Hotel Beau Rivage (Geneva), under the aegis of Maître Marco Breitenmoser, huissier judiciaire
Results for Baghera/wines’ auction dedicated to the last bottles originating from Domaine René Engel.
With a total of CHF 1,8 million, the Geneva-based auction house Baghera/wines concluded their sale « Domaine René Engel, The Trilogy, a homage to René, Pierre and Philippe », thus reaching the sale’s announced high estimate. These 1’157 bottles, magnums, jeroboams and methuselah, represented the very last bottles preserved in the Domaine’s cellar and coming directly from this prominent Burgundian wine-estate, founded exactly 100 years ago.
Michael Ganne, Baghera/wines’ Executive Director: “This auction is quite an emotional moment for all wine-lovers, as it writes the last chapter of a Domaine’s history that was initiated precisely one hundred years ago. Domaine René Engel and its trilogy of passionate winemakers worked one after the other to inscribe their wines in Bourgogne’s wine history. This sale embodies the transmission of the last bottles originating directly from one of the most prominent Côte de Nuits’ domaines, to passionate collectors who, I know, will know how to uncork and appreciate these great wines.”
Michael Ganne, Baghera/wines’ Executive Director, auctioning the last bottles from Domaine René Engel’s cellar, June 16th2019. ©Mikael Lafontan
With this new room auction, Baghera/wines – wine experts office founded in 2015 in Geneva and European leading fine wine auctioneer in 2018 – underlines the current craze for top Burgundy wines, especially when the direct provenance from the Domaines is thus a guarantee of their perfect preservation and quality.
This afternoon, on Sunday 16th of June, the auction established at the Beau-Rivage Hotel in Geneva, gathered numerous amateurs, collectors and admirers of Burgundian finest crus. Furthermore, nearly a third of the active bidders during the auction were bidding online, in the virtual auction room.
Top lots from Domaine René Engel’s Grands Crus offered at the auction:
- Lot 108 – Grands-Échezeaux 2004 (24 bottles): CHF 50’400
- Lot 167 – Clos-Vougeot, vertical from 2001 to 1955 (17 bottles): CHF 36’000
- Lot 98 – Échezeaux, vertical from 2003 to 1976 (16 magnums): CHF 33’600
About Baghera/Wines, Exceptional Wine Experts Consultancy
Leading European fine-wines auction house, Baghera/wines has been distinguished last year by holding the “Henri Jayer, the Heritage” sale – the most important wine auction ever held in the history of wine auctions followed by “Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, the secret cellar of an European collector” being the second largest wine auction ever held in Europe.
The Geneva-based company, founded in 2015, guides collectors in every dimension of highlighting their wine collection, focusing on tailor-made, one-to-one professional advice. Baghera/wines has recently opened an office in Hong-Kong.