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Maison Edouard Delaunay opens the Hospices de Nuits Auction to private clients

04/01/2021

Copyright: e-studioz / Maison Delaunay

 

The 60th Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges wine auction

Maison Edouard Delaunay joins the Hospices de Nuits initiative
to broadcast the auction live

On March 14th 2021, on the occasion of the 60th Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges wine auction, Maison Edouard Delaunay will offer its private and professional clients the opportunity to acquire prestigious cuvées in the auction and to experience, for the first time, an immersive virtual experience in the heart of this event.

 

Purchase at the Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges with Maison Edouard Delaunay

  • A selection of exceptional cuvées

On the 14th March 2021, on the occasion of the 60th Hospices de Nuits wine auction, Maison Edouard Delaunay is preparing to write a new page in its history by allowing wine-lovers and collectors from around the world to buy bottles.

Since 1961 this “en primeur” sale of 228 litre barrels has been exclusively reserved for professional buyers. From now on it is open to private clients and Maison Edouard Delaunay, historic buyer at this auction, will offer the opportunity to buyers from around the world to acquire some prestigious bottles amongst a six cuvées selection.

These cuvées have been chosen for their remarkable quality and come from appellations most representative of the viticultural domaine of the Hospices de Nuits. They have been carefully selected by Laurent Delaunay and Christophe Briotet, his cellar master recently awarded “Red Winemaker of the Year” at the International Wine Challenge. Owner Laurent Delaunay points out that :

« This selection will allow our clients to bid on a 24 bottle minimum and will offer them
the privilege of having their name featured on the label.»

Tasting video of the 6 cuvées selected by Laurent Delaunay :

  • A virtual experience at the heart of the sale

The continuing health situation has forced Maison Edouard Delaunay to cancel their initial invitation to its customers to welcome them to be part of the sale.

However, the entire Maison Edouard Delaunay team will be present in the « Grand-Cellier » of Clos-Vougeot to participate in the sale and offer its customers or buyers from around the world innovative and attractive purchasing solutions.

The auction, for professional buyers from Burgundy, wil be held behind closed doors hence why Maison Edouard Delaunay supports the initiative of the Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges and encourages its customers and contacts to follow the sale thanks to the live broadcast which will be accessible to everyone.

Maison Edouard Delaunay is working alongside the Hospices de Nuits to promote this sale despite the ongoing health situation.

« We will be available for our clients via telephone, SMS and WhatsApp throughout
the auction to adapt our buying strategy and bid in their name»
, Laurent Delaunay stresses

 

The Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges: a charity and a wine domaine created in the middle ages

  • The charity

The originality of this institution lies in the nature of its heritage, consisting of a hospital, a retirement home and one of the most beautiful collections of vineyards of Nuits-Saint-Georges and the Côte de Nuits whose wines are sold at the traditional March auction.
It was in 1270 that the Hospices de Nuits was founded by a few wealthy families and local clergy. In 1633 and then later in 1692 the more modern establishments were built and they still exist today in the form of a hospital and a retirement home.

  • The domaine

The Hospices de Nuits wine estate extends over 12.5 hectares and consists mainly of parcels from the Nuits-Saint-Georges appellation, including six village appellations and nine premier crus.

Following Burgundian tradition the estate has grown over the centuries since 1688 thanks to donations and bequests, most notably of vines. These vines are cultivated and managed by the staff of the Hospices de Nuits and winegrowers.

The production is sold every year on the 2nd Sunday of March as part of the Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges auction.

This auction is a charity sale, financing as it does the hospital and the retirement home of Nuits-Saint-Georges. According to Laurent Delaunay, owner of Maison Edouard Delaunay "to bid at the Hospices de Nuits combines the pleasure of buying top wines with the joy of contributing to a great charity”.

 

Maison Edouard Delaunay and Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges

  • A historical relationship

The historic relationship between Maison Edouard Delaunay and the Hospices de Nuits began long before the first auction in 1961, when Laurent Delaunay's grandfather bought Hospices de Nuits wines by mutual, exclusive agreement. On March 14th 2021, on the occasion of the 60th sale of the Hospices de Nuits wines, Maison Edouard Delaunay will write a new page in this history by allowing amateurs and collectors from all over the world to buy some prized bottles.

Since 1961, this "en primeur" sale of 228-litre barrels has been solely for professional buyers. However it will now be open to private customers and Maison Edouard Delaunay, a historical buyer at this sale, will offer clients from all over the world the opportunity to purchase wine.
The wines sold will finish their ageing in the cellars of Maison Edouard Delaunay, at Étang Vergy, under the supervision of cellar master Christophe Briotet, recently nominated "best winemaker in the world" by the prestigious "International Wine Challenge".

 

To follow all the news of Maison Edouard Delaunay and access the program of this unique experience at the heart of the Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges wine auction go to:

https://burgundyauction.wine/

 

 

Press Contact: 

Estelle Bidault - info@estellebidault.fr - Phone: +33(0)6 73 91 77 79

Maison Edouard Delaunay

10, rue Lavoisier, Nuits-Saint-Georges

cuverie et caves, Château de Charmont

39, rue de Beaune, l'Étang-Vergy

edouard-delaunay.com

 

Maison Edouard Delaunay: The story of a family renaissance

Founded in 1893 by Edouard Delaunay, the eponymous company has contributed significantly to the worldwide reputation of Bourgogne wines for nearly a century.
In 2017, under the leadership of Laurent Delaunay the great-grandson of its founder, oenologist and creator of Badet Clément, the company became family-owned once again.
After three years of intensive work to restore it to the rank of great Bourgogne houses, Maison Edouard Delaunay now offers a magnificent range of about fifty wines and was recently awarded 8 trophies, including that of the best Pinot Noir in the world by the the prestigious “International Wine Challenge” competition.

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