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Wine Cellar of 2-Star Michelin Restaurant to Go Under the Hammer 

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The 4,500-bottle cellar of La Grande Maison in Bordeaux, owned by business magnate Bernard Magrez of Château  Pape Clément and led by chef Joël Robuchon, is to be sold at auction on iDealwine.com, closing 28th April. 

Paris, April 22nd iDealwine, global leader in online wine auctions and no.1 wine auctioneer in France, has opened  bidding on an exceptional private collection. Closing incrementally over two days, on 27th and 28th April, the auction  features top Bordeaux and Burgundy bottles. 

La Grande Maison, 2 Michelin Stars 

Owned by business magnate Bernard Magrez (of Château Pape Clément, Château Fombrauge, Château La Tour  Carnet, Clos Haut Peyraguey and a host of other properties), La Grande Maison restaurant closed its doors in 2020  with plans to be revamped as a luxury events space. The 4,500-bottle cellar was established by Joël Robuchon and  his successor Pierre Gagnaire, two of France’s best-known chefs. 

Blue-chip Bordeaux and Burgundy 

Bordeaux wines make up a quarter of the catalogue in this auction. As well as wine from Magrez’s properties,  mature vintages of Sauternes feature – Barsac (Château d’Yquem, Doisy-Daëne, Rieussec, Rabaud-Promis, Sigalas Rabaud), top right bank (Angélus, Ausone, Cheval Blanc, Le Pin) left bank names (Lafite-Rothschild, Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Cos d’Estournel, Pontet-Canet), and famous Graves (Haut-Brion, Smith-Haut-Lafitte). With more than  1,400 bottles and representing 28% of the catalogue, the Burgundy bottles featured are synonymous with the most  sought after names on the secondary market: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, de l’Arlot, Coche-Dury, Méo-Camuzet,  Bonneau du Martray, Dujac, Dugat-Py, Eugénie, Comtes Lafon, Jacques Prieur, Leflaive, Roulot, Dauvissat and Liger Bélair. Beyond the two major regions, top Barolo, Barbaresco, the Rhône and Loire valleys, Champagne, German  Riesling and Hungarian Tokaji all feature. 

Cyrille Jomand, CEO of iDealwine said the “world-class cellar is valued at €650,000. Brimming with the world’s most  sought-after names, this private collection is sure to delight wine lovers all over the world”.  The auction is now live, bid here on iDealwine.com/uk

International PR & Publicity at iDealwine: Orlaith Moore  

Email: [email protected] Tel: +33 97 261 9553 

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About iDealwine | Find the unfindable 

Founded in 2000, iDealwine is the global online leader in fine wine auctions and France’s no1 wine auctioneer for six  consecutive years. 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 800 partner domains and a range of  old vintages bought from private cellars.  

iDealwine has also established a reputation for excellence in wine market analysis, through its annual Barometer  publication. The data drawn from over 190,000 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, a must have for wine  lovers, investors, and collectors. 

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