Rare bottles from a single cellar to go under the virtual hammer on iDealwine.com
Paris, October 9th, 2020 – iDealwine, the world leader in online wine auctions, will bring a private collection to auction this Friday October 9th, 2020. With over 1,300 bottles originating from a single private cellar of outstanding calibre in France, this substantial collection is set to generate a lot of interest among fine wine enthusiasts. Assembled in just ten years by a Burgundy native, the owner of this remarkable collection combed through the finest Italian and French châteaux, domains, and vineyards to create this world-class cellar – all set to go under the virtual hammer this October.
Blue Chip Wines of France and Italy
To find a single cellar with such a large quantity of many of the world’s most sought-after domains is rare even in the world of rare wine auctions! The 1,300 bottle-strong private collection includes some of the finest French and Italian vintages, sourced by the seller directly from winegrowers as well as from other top collectors. In just ten years he managed to get his hands on Burgundy icons such as Arnaud Ente, Ramonet, Coche-Dury, Armand Rousseau, and Dujac; a vertical of Blanc de Blancs Champagne vintages from Anselme Selosse; Jamet, Jean -Louis Chave, Emmanuel Reynaud of Château Rayas and other jewels of the Rhone Valley; Clos Rougeard, Edmond Vatan and Didier Dagueneau from the Loire Valley; as well as Yvon Métras, Ganevat, Domaine de l’Anglore and Hervé Souhaut, who have become figure-heads for natural wine in France.
The most standout bottles from this collection are not just French however, with a stunning array of Italian wines, many of which derive from the oft mist-covered hills of Piedmont. The Italian megastars available include Barolos from Bruno Giacosa, Rinaldi, and Giacomo Conterno; Dolcetto from Accomasso; Brunello di Montalcino from l’Azienda Agricola Cerbaiona; Burlotto from the Langhe region and Miani from the Friuli region; Barbarescos from Roagna; and of course, Montepulciano from Vietti. All of these Italian treasures in mature vintages; a godsend for those without the patience for years of cellaring!
A Decade of Collecting
Wondering how the owner of this blue-chip wine collection filled his cellar so quickly? Born in the heart of Burgundy, he was in close proximity to many famous domains, and able to negotiate allocations that are near-impossible to come by today. With a substantial number of Burgundy greats under his roof, the owner exchanged part of his collection with a Piedmontese wine connoisseur, and these bottles make up the Italian contingent of the cellar.
Ideal Storage Conditions
Bidders can rest assured that these wines were stored in ideal cellaring conditions. From the outset, the owner placed his trust in a renowned, Parisian cellar provider, where they have been kept until now. The Italian wines, acquired at a later stage, have also been stored in excellent conditions, in a temperature and humidity controlled underground cellar.
The auction will go live at this link on iDealwine.com, from October 9th to 21st 2020. Interested parties should simply create an account on iDealwine.com before bidding.
About iDealwine | Find the unfindable
With offices in Europe and Asia (Hong Kong), iDealwine is an online platform for buying, selling, and estimating fine wines. In 2019, iDealwine wine sales (auctions and fixed price) totaled €28 million. Specialist online wine auctioneer, iDealwine is now the leading online auction house in Europe, and second in the world.
In addition to the rare wines for sale, iDealwine also offers a vast selection of wines available at fixed price. This selection is continuously growing, with wines sourced directly from a network of over 600 partner domains and a range of old vintages bought from private cellars.
With its headquarters in Paris, iDealwine is trusted by 550,000 wine lovers all over the world, in 60+ countries for buying and selling wine. In addition to auctions and fixed-price sales, iDealwine has established a reputation for excellence in wine market analysis, through its annual Barometer publication, an exhaustive guide to the most sought after wines and top bids – all broken down by major French wine regions.