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Exceptional Private Collection Goes to Auction at iDealwine

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Rare bottles from a single cellar to go under the virtual hammer on iDealwine.com

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Paris, June 17th, 2021: Leading online wine auctioneer iDealwine opens bidding tomorrow on a private collection full of rare and highly sought-after Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Rhone Valley cuvées. Opening Friday June 18Th, the sale contains 572 bottles in 309 lots, all from a single collector and enthusiast. The (virtual) hammer will fall after two weeks on Thursday July 1st, 2021. The consignor is a French wine enthusiast who has bought directly from producers since 1976. Full of top Burgundy domains, first growth Bordeaux, and iconic Rhone Valley producers, this is a collection of impeccable provenance, 45 years in the making.

Most prized lots

Estimated to be worth over €270,000, the private collection contains both red and white wine, in both bottle and magnum format, and in vintages ranging from 1976 to 2017.

Burgundy highlights include Meursault from Pierre Morey, Coche-Dury and Jean-Marc Roulot; Chambolle-Musigny including the Premier Cru Les Amoureuses by Georges Roumier; Beaunes, Volnays and Pommards by Michel Lafarge; Richebourg from Méo-Camuzet, Grands-Echézeaux from Georges Noëllat, Premier Cru Gevrey-Chambertin from Lavaux Saint-Jacques and Clos-Vougeot from Denis Mortet. There is Chambertin, including the iconic Clos de Bèze by Armand Rousseau; and a case of six Premier Cru climats from Domaine des Comtes Lafon.

The Bordeaux part of the collection is quite simply full of first growths, such as 2000 Château Lafite-Rothschild and Château Mouton-Rothschild. From the Rhône Valley, some of the most prized bottles include a 1990 La Mouline and a 1990 La Turque from Guigal in the famous Côte Rôtie, both wines the consignor remembers with particular fondness. There is also a 1978 Château Rayas and 1985 and 1998 Hermitage La Chapelle from Jaboulet.

“iDeal” storage conditions

Sourced almost entirely directly from a personal network of over 40 winemakers and some merchants over a 45-year period, the more mature part of the collection was kept in storage until 1980, when it was moved to a cellar in central Paris, which was at a constant temperature of 14°C.  Finally, in January 2020, the wine bottles were transferred to professional storage facilities, deep underground and with a temperature of 10°C. With a penchant for wine labels but 85% humidity in the cellar, the consignor has protected most bottles by wrapping them in film.

The auction goes live on iDealwine.com on June 18th and will close on July 1st, 2021.

In order to bid, you must create an account in advance (free, quick, and easy on iDealwine.com)

About iDealwine | Find the unfindable

Founded in 2000, iDealwine is France’s favourite wine auctioneer and global online leader in fine wine auctions. With its headquarters in Paris, and offices in Bordeaux and Hong Kong, iDealwine is trusted by 650,000 wine lovers in 60+ countries for buying and selling wine.

In addition to the rare wines for sale at auction, 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 700 partner domains and a range of old vintages bought from private cellars.

In addition to auctions and fixed-price sales, iDealwine has established a reputation for excellence in wine market analysis, through its annual Barometer publication. With more than one in three wine bottles auctioned in France passing through iDealwine’s cellar, the data drawn from over 175,000 bottles allows iDealwine to identify trends almost as they happen. The Barometer is an exhaustive guide to the most sought-after wines, top bids, and fine wine trends – this year’s edition is available now. 

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