With an amount that exceeded 13, 5 million euros, the 157th auction of the Hospices de Beaune,which contains the best wines of Burgundy, reached a record. 630 pieces of red wine and 157 of white wine were offered for sale.
Christie’s can display extreme contentment. As well as the three associations supported this year by the fondations of the Hospices : the Tara Expéditions Foundation represented by Agnès B and actress Julie Depardieu, the Federation for Brain Research sponsored by Marc-Olivier Fogiel and the Alzheimer Research Foundation supported by Charles Aznavour.
Both, humble tasters and even the Burgundian vine growers at the head of their family estates probably have nothing to look forward of that news. The auction result is a further sign that Burgundian wines are becoming even more expensive to savour.