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Results of the 156th Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction

21/11/2016

 

The sale totaled €8,399,951 including premium.

470 barrels of red wine and 126 of white wine achieved 8,184,216 including premium.

The President’s Barrel "Corton Bressandes Grand Cru" sold for €200,000 : Since 1978, the Hospices de Beaune have each year donated one or more barrels, known as the Pièce des Présidents, to be auctioned for carefully selected charitable purposes. From the 1945 vintage onwards, an Honorary President has presided over each wine sale. This year, Claude Lelouch and Valérie Bonneton represented the ARC Foundation and Virginie Ledoyen and Kathia Buniatishvili stood in for the Coeur et Recherches Foundation. Their presence motivated the bidders’ enthusiasm, and the President’s Barrel that contains 228 liters of Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru - Cuvée des Présidents was acquired jointly by Mr. Jean-Claude Bernard and Mrs. Yan Hong Cao at €200,000.

The average price barrel is €13,833 (€18,880 in 2015, €13,658 in 2014)

 

PRESS CONTACTS :
Christie’s : Beverly Bueninck - +33 1 40 76 84 08 - bbueninck@christies.com
Christie’s : Mathilde Fennebresque - +33 1 40 76 85 88 - mfennebresque@christies.com
Hospices de Beaune : Estelle Bidault - +33 7 77 72 03 99 - estelle.bidault@ch-beaune.fr
 

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