Geneva, May 6th, 2021 – Just three years after the historic “Henri Jayer, the Heritage” sale on June 17th 2018, catapulting it to European wine auction leader with a total of CHF 34.5 million, Baghera/wines is offering a new event-sale underpinned by the memory of Henri Jayer. A veritable ode to Burgundy, the next Baghera/wines sale, BURGUNDY FIELDS FOREVER, will be held in Geneva on Sunday June 20th 2021. Three remarkable collections will be brought together on this occasion: one the work of a Swiss collector; the second comprising great Burgundy vintages from the private collection of a renowned Côte d’Or estate; and the third presenting the legendary wines offered by the illustrious winemaker Henri Jayer to his eldest daughter, Lydie Jayer.
Once again celebrating the beautiful Burgundy wine region, this Baghera/wines sale proposes a journey in three acts through the heart of the Burgundy Climats.
“This is a wonderful anniversary for us to celebrate, a reminder that just three years ago we held the world’s most important wine auction. Today, with bottles from the personal cellar of Henri Jayer’s eldest daughter, Lydie Jayer, we are once again shining the spotlight on the know-how and mastery, as well as the incredible talent of both the
long-established and new winegrowers of Burgundy. The ‘Burgundy Fields Forever’ sale is an ode to Burgundy and its artisans. This exceptional region gives rise to rare nectars and the trust demonstrated by its winegrowers enables us to make these vintages available to wine lovers and collectors around the world”, said Michael Ganne and Julie Carpentier, founders of Baghera/wines and auctioneers.
Skillfully put together by a seasoned collector, the first collection, coming directly from Switzerland, is composed of impressive verticals spread over several large estates. This passionate Swiss has mainly been captivated by the Côte de Nuits vineyards and has determinedly built up his collection in line with his personal – unquestionably impeccable – tastes. The collection demonstrates an admirable knowledge of Burgundian Climats, and has also been preserved with care and rigorous discipline, resulting in a perfect state of conservation – a crucial factor for Baghera/wines.
- Lot 3: Domaine Jean-Yves Bizot, Echézeaux 2006, 6 magnums — CHF 12,000 – 24,000
- Lot 25: Domaine René Engel, Clos-Vougeot, 5-magnum vertical from 1996 to 2003 — CHF 9,000 – 18,000
- Lot 39: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, 6-bottle vertical from 2005 to 2011— CHF 18,000 – 36,000
The second collection, from the private cellar of a great Burgundy wine estate, presents great Côte de Nuits vintages regarded as “mature”, most of which are considered unobtainable. This is a cellar in the traditional sense of the term that has both cherished and preserved these gems from the effects of time. In the purest tradition of winemakers’ discoveries, these bottles have been handed down from generation to generation, with all the usual recommendations and all the winemakers’ know-how, whether it is a question of conservation, storage and very necessary, tasting.
- Lot 61: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti 1961, 2 bottles — CHF 19,000 – 38,000
- Lot 68: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, La Tâche 1959, 6 bottles — CHF 22,000 – 44,000
- Lot 72: Domaine Armand Rousseau, Chambertin 1959, 1 jeroboam (300cl) — CHF 40,000 – 80,000
Act three: HENRI JAYER’S ELDEST DAUGHTER’S PRIVATE COLLECTION
June 17th,2018 – Baghera/wines made wine auction history with its “Henri Jayer, the Heritage “, totaling more than CHF 34.5 million and making it the largest wine auction in absolute terms to this day.
Baghera/wines is keeping it in the family with this latest collection in the Burgundy Fields Forever by Baghera/wines sale on June 20th 2021. Curated by the eldest daughter of illustrious winemaker Henri Jayer, this collection is the work of the maestro himself, who carefully selected these nectars for his daughter and grandson. This journey through the vintages chosen by this virtuoso, his consummate expertise with regards to terroirs as prestigious as Richebourg or Echézeaux leading to the creation of the fabled Cros-Parantoux, are all evident in these bottles which demonstrate his incredible flair and legendary mastery of Pinot.
Drawing upon his unique skills and sure instincts, Henri Jayer chose these bottles himself. All are from his own production and carry within them the seeds of perfection.
Like the bottles offered at Baghera’s “Henri Jayer, the Heritage ” and despite being from Lydie Jayer’s private cellar, all bottles in this collection have received the same treatment, meaning they were capped and labelled in 2018.
- Lot 141: Domaine Henri Jayer, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Cros Parantoux“ , an 10-bottle vertical from 1982 to 2001 — CHF 130,000 – 260,000
- Lot 154: Domaine Henri Jayer, Echézeaux, an 11-bottle vertical from 1970 to 1999 —CHF 65,000 – 130,000
- Lot 157: Domaine Henri Jayer, Richebourg 1978, 1 magnum —CHF 80,000 – 160,000
- Key data on the “Burgundy Fields Forever” sale by Baghera/wines:
- Burgundy Fields Forever
- Place: Geneva – SWITZERLAND | Beau-Rivage, Geneva
- Date: Sunday June 20th 2021
- Number of lots: 170
- Including 195 bottles and 36 magnums from 1959 to 2001 produced by Henri Jayer (Lydie Jayer private collection).
- Online catalogue: May 6th 2021
- Print catalogue of the sale: on request, May 2021
ABOUT BAGHERA/WINES, EXPERTS IN EXCEPTIONAL WINES
European leader in rare wine auctions based in Geneva, Baghera/wines offers a new approach to sales of exceptional vintages by placing conviviality and sharing at the heart of their events. For the past five years, passionate experts Michael Ganne and Julie Carpentier have developed a bureau dedicated exclusively to rare wines, and which guides collectors in all aspects of enhancing the value of a collection.
In 2018-19, the historic sale of Henri Jayer’s personal cellar, to date the world’s most important wine auction ever (CHF 34.5M), followed by an unprecedented sale exclusively dedicated to the wines of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and then by the final bottles from Domaine René Engel, propelled Baghera/wines to the position of European leader in wine auctions. The experienced team working with Baghera/wines’ experts offers excellent tailor-made professional advice to international collectors passionate about rare fine wines including the organisation of master classes, as well as careful selection of wines for private tastings, dinners and events combining music and wine. In September 2020, Baghera/wines officially inaugurated its new Geneva establishment, incorporating a private club and boutique dedicated to fine wines, within the Beau-Rivage hotel, Geneva.