“A Celebration of Burgundy: An Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines” on March 28th in Chicago

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Presents
“A Celebration of Burgundy: An Auction of
Finest & Rarest Wines” on March 28th in Chicago

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is pleased to announce our annual “Celebration of Burgundy,” an auction devoted exclusively to the wines of Burgundy. This special 1,440 lot sale will be held on March 28th in Chicago and is estimated to fetch $2,747,040-$4,103,630. With worldwide demand for Burgundy at an all-time high, the scope of this auction is expected to attract bidders from all over North and South America, Europe and Asia.

With just a cursory glance through the catalog, bidders will note this auction’s remarkable coverage of the region: 144 Burgundian domaines are represented, with vintages ranging from 1949 to 2013. The sale boasts an encyclopedic array of wines from Coche-Dury, Dujac, Fourrier, Jayer, Leflaive, Leroy, Rousseau, Roumier, Vogüé and their peers. Whether you are a seasoned Burgundy collector or are just getting to know the region for the first time, this auction is well worth your attention.

No Burgundy sale would be complete without DRC, and this auction has it in spades. Bidders will find an impressive 133 lots from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti spanning 39 vintages and estimated at $722,350–$1,077,600. Included are 7 assortments in owc and 115 bottles of La Tâche.

HDH is thrilled to represent a number of consignments with particularly impeccable provenance in this auction. These include an extensive selection of wines from Henri Jayer purchased upon release by the current owner (lots 172-212), as well as a stunning offering of white Burgundy from Coche-Dury, DRC, Leflaive, Leroy, Raveneau and more assembled by one of the world’s most esteemed collectors (all acquired on release, lots 436-539). In addition, the auction also features wines direct from the cellars of Fourrier and Hudelot-Noëllat (lots 372-435). This includes Grand Cru offerings from Jean-Marie Fourrier’s exciting new négociant business.

In conjunction with the auction, HDH will host an evening celebration on March 27th at Everest featuring the exceptional wines and cuisine of Burgundy. Special guest Jack Daniels of renowned importer, Wilson Daniels – the exclusive importer for DRC and Domaine Leflaive, will share his extensive knowledge of his company’s distinctive portfolio. The special tasting menu will be a culinary collaboration of Chef Johan Bjorkland from Bistro de L’Hôtel de Beaune and celebrated Chicago chef Jean Joho.

Attendance to the auction is open to the public and free of charge; the sale will begin promptly at 8:30am. Pre-registration for the auction and reservations for lunch at TRU during the auction ($75) can be made by calling Hart Davis Hart at 312.667.1161 or by emailing info@hdhwine.com.

Highlights of the March 28th Auction:
Lot 179: 1989 Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux, Henri Jayer (3 bs) (est. $15,000-22,000)
Lot 218: 1999 La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (6 bs) (est. $16,000-24,000)
Lot 373: 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin, Clos St.-Jacques, Cuvée Centenaire, Domaine Fourrier (3 mags) (est. $8,000-12,000)
Lot 498: 2008 Chevalier-Montrachet, Domaine Leflaive (12 bs) (est. $3,800-5,500)
Lot 541: 1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment (12 bs) (est. $28,000-42,000)
Lot 583: 2001 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Assortment (12 bs) (est. $26,000-38,000)
Lot 586: 2007 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 bs) (est. $24,000-35,000)
Lot 607: 2005 La Romanée, Comte Liger-Belair (3 mags) (est. $24,000-35,000)
Lot 728: 2008 Corton-Charlemagne, Coche-Dury (6 bs) (est. $11,000-17,000)
Lot 739: 1983 Musigny, Georges Roumier (9 bs) (est. $18,000-28,000)
Lot 907: 2008 Romanée-St.-Vivant, Domaine Dujac (3 mags) (est. $3,500-5,500)
Lot 1027: 1996 Chevalier-Montrachet, Domaine Leflaive (10 bs) (est. $5,000-7,500)
Lot 1179: 1990 Latricières-Chambertin, Domaine Leroy (12 bs) (est. $12,000-18,000)
Lot 1246: 2011 Richebourg, Domaine Leroy (12 bs) (est. $19,000-28,000)

As an added service to collectors, photos of the top lots in the auction are available for viewing on www.hdhwine.com, enabling prospective bidders an opportunity to view bottle conditions before bidding.

Upcoming Auction Calendar
March 28, 2015
May 16, 2015
June 27, 2015

Bidding Information
Auction catalogs are available through the website or by calling Hart Davis Hart (hdhwine.com; 312.482.9996). The expanded website allows bidders to view and search the auction catalog and place absentee bids online.

Bidders are encouraged to attend the auction in person, Hart Davis Hart’s state-of-the-art technology allows bidders worldwide to participate in the Chicago-based live auctions via the Internet. Both absentee bidding and live bidding can be executed online at auction.hdhwine.com or via the mobile app. On the day of the sale, bidders can follow the auction in the salesroom, watch a video feed of the auction, and bid against the room, all in real-time. For more information, contact Hart Davis Hart at 312.482.9996 or go to auction.hdhwine.com. Hart Davis Hart also welcomes bids by phone and fax.

Bidders are encouraged to attend the auction in person, but Hart Davis Hart welcomes bids by phone, fax, through the website, and via the live-bid technology. For more information, contact Hart Davis Hart at 312.482.9996 or go to hdhwine.com.

About Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.
Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is both a dynamic retailer and an internationally prominent wine auction house, occupying a unique position in the rare wine market. We provide unrivaled expertise and personalized service to collectors and the wine trade, and offer a broad range of options for buying and selling wine.

Founded in October 2004, Hart Davis Hart represents the alliance of three highly-respected industry leaders: John Hart, Michael Davis, and Paul Hart, with a combined experience of nearly 90 years in the rare wine business. John Hart, a renowned expert, has been a leader in the rare wine retail business for over three decades. With extensive careers at Christie's, Davis & Company, and Sotheby's, Michael Davis and Paul Hart are the most experienced wine auctioneers in America.

Hart Davis Hart has emerged as one of the most innovative and trusted sources for rare wines in America, with over 150 years of combined experience in the specialized field of fine and rare wines. They have been the #1 wine auction house in the U.S. since 2012. No other firm can approach their level of expertise, network of relationships, or dedication to service.

Hart Davis Hart core services:
• Traditional Live Auctions
• Private Retail Services
• Online Sales
• Consultation

Contact 

For more information on Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. or to arrange
a media visit, please contact Marc Smoler at 312.482.9766, msmoler@hdhwine.com or visit hdhwine.com.