The Hospices de Beaune 2012 auction held on November 18th really confirmed the very high demand for Burgundy wines – especially the Grand Crus.
On this years auction they offered 407 barrels of red and 111 barrels of whites – and the sale totalled 5,631,410 EUR including buyer’s Premium.
The prices were a lot higher than at last years auction – the average prices for the reds were up with 68,85% and the whites were up with 18,11% according to Christies.
The Clos de la Roche Cuvee Georges Kritter were sold for 55,667 EUR without premium – up 94% from last year. The Mazis-Chambertin Cuvée Madeleine Collignon went at €38,318 without premium thats +57.7% from last year.
Highlight – a new Echezeaux cuvee
This years auction included a new cuvee from the Echezeaux vineyard. The Echezeaux Grand Cru Cuvée Jean–Luc Bissey is a donation from Monsieur Jean-Luc Bissey – who comes from a family of wine producers established in the region for the past four generations.
The Echezeaux is made from the climat Les Echezeaux du Dessus – in the top part where the terroir is sloping up towards “Les Rouges du Bas”. The vineyard was planted by Monsieur Bissey’s father around 1945, following his return from the war.
There were six casks of the Echezeaux on auction (lots 247 to 252) and they were sold at 50,000 EUR per barrel without buyers premium – a quick calculation indicates total cost of 250 – 300 EUR pr. bottle.
Check Christies website for all the prices
All the prices can be found on Christies website – results from Hospices de Beaune 152
For further info about past years prices at th Hospice de Beaune auction check this info from Christies.