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A Joyful Return to the Auction Room at Baghera/Wines: ”Burgundy Fields Forever” Nets CHF 6.6 Million

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A set of 12 bottles of Domaine Henri Jayer Vosne-Romanée Cros-Parantoux 1999 from Lydie’s personal collection sold for CHF 561,200

Auctioneer and Executive Director of Baghera/wines, Michael Ganne, selling lot 135 in the Burgundy Fields Forever sale by Baghera/wines

BURGUNDY FIELDS FOREVER by Baghera/wines

TOTAL: CHF 6,651,196/$7,206,570 /€ 6,073,872

Lots sold:  165| Lots on sale: 170

Sold by lot: 97 %

Geneva, June 21st 2021 – Burgundy Fields Forever, a wine auction held by Baghera/wines on Sunday, June 20th in Geneva, netted CHF 6,651,196 / $7,206,570 / € 6,073,872 with 97% of lots sold. This was the first live sale of the 2021 season for the Geneva-based auction house, confirming the health of the market and the appetite of fans of exceptional wines from around the world. Baghera/wines noted record participation, including sales orders from telephone and online bidders, demonstrating the enthusiasm that characterized the live sales room reunion.

A secret collection, owned by master winemaker Henri Jayer’s eldest daughter, Lydie, captured everyone’s attention at the Burgundy Fields Forever sale. Lot 135 – the sale’s top lot comprising 12 bottles of Domaine Henri Jayer, Vosne-Romanée Cros-Parantoux 1999 and estimated at CHF 180,000-360,000 – went under the hammer at CHF 561,200 (including the buyer’s premium), well above its high estimate. The second highest sale was Lot 132 which went for CHF 451,400. The top ten lots in the auction netted over CHF 2.5 million.

Henri Jayer is the undisputed master of passionate winemakers, internationally renowned for his know-how and expertise. His wines, along with those selected by him, are among the most coveted in the world today.

In 2018, Baghera/wines made history at its iconic “Domaine Henri Jayer, The Heritage” sale, raising over CHF 34.5 million, thus making it the world’s biggest wine auction ever held.

Michael Ganne, Executive Director of Baghera/wines, said: “When I think of the Jayer family, there are essentially only happy moments that come to mind: the terroir, the genius, the vision, the rigorous discipline, the perfectionism and the know-how. Today I have grasped the full measure of these values upheld by Henri Jayer. It is with immense gratitude to Lydie – for her renewed confidence in Baghera/wines, and just three years after the historic 2018 sale – and with humility, that I have had the honor of offering the last bottles selected by the maestro Henri Jayer at auction this weekend. There will be no more from this source, and we are delighted to have been not only witnesses but designated custodians of this unique treasure and this historic moment.”

The other two collections presented in the sale, one directly from Switzerland and composed of impressive verticals from several large estates; along with the second, from the private cellar of a major Burgundy wine estate, composed of great so-called “mature” vintages from the Côte de Nuits, were also greatly appreciated by the audience and online bidders, with the majority of lots achieving well over their high estimates.

 TOP TEN BURGUNDY FIELDS FOREVER BY BAGHERA WINES

Lot Description Forecast Price achieved
135 12 BOTTLES DOMAINE HENRI JAYER, VOSNE-ROMANÉE CROS-PARANTOUX – 1999 CHF 180,000 to 360,000 CHF 561,200

$ 608,060

€ 512,487

132 6 MAGNUMS DOMAINE HENRI JAYER, VOSNE-ROMANÉE CROS-PARANTOUX – 2001 CHF 180,000 to 360,000 CHF 451,400

$ 489,092

€ 412,218

74 3 MAGNUMS DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU, CHAMBERTIN – 1959 CHF 45,000 to 90,000 CHF 402,600

$ 436,217

€ 367,654

157 1 MAGNUM DOMAINE HENRI JAYER, RICHEBOURG – 1978 CHF 80,000 to 160,000 CHF 237,900

$ 257,764

€ 217,250

141 VERTICAL SELECTION OF 10 BOTTLES FROM 1982 TO 2001 DOMAINE HENRI JAYER, VOSNE-ROMANÉE CROS-PARANTOUX  CHF 130,000 to 260,000 CHF 219,600

$ 237,936

€ 200538

138 6 BOTTLES DOMAINE HENRI JAYER, VOSNE-ROMANÉE CROS-PARANTOUX – 2001 CHF 85,000 to 170,000 CHF 146,400

$ 158,624

€ 133,692

140 VERTICAL SELECTION OF 7 BOTTLES FROM 1991 A 2001 DOMAINE HENRI JAYER, VOSNE-ROMANÉE CROS-PARANTOUX  CHF 90,000 to 180,000 CHF 134,200

$ 145,405

€ 122,551

158 1 MAGNUM DOMAINE HENRI JAYER, RICHEBOURG – 1982 CHF 50,000 to 100,000 CHF 134,200

$ 145,405

€ 122,551

155 1 MAGNUM DOMAINE HENRI JAYER, RICHEBOURG – 1976 CHF 40,000 to 80,000 CHF 122,000

$ 132,187

€ 111,410

156 1 MAGNUM DOMAINE HENRI JAYER, RICHEBOURG – 1976 CHF 40,000 to 80,000 CHF 122,000

$ 132,187

€ 111,410

*Estimates are exclusive of buyer’s premium – prices achieved  include the hammer price plus buyer’s premium..

Key data on the BURGUNDY FIELDS FOREVER sale by Baghera/wines:

Sale: Burgundy Fields Forever by Baghera/wines, a live auction also made available to the public through LIVE STREAMING on www.bagherawines.com 

Place: Geneva – SWITZERLAND | Beau-Rivage, Geneva

Date: Sunday June 20th 2021 at 2 pm

Number of lots: 170 

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.

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