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The Most Expensive Wine of 2020 Sold by Baghera/Wines

The “Kingdoms” sale garners chf 3.6 million, bringing baghera/wines’ annual total for 2020 to over chf 10 million.

The “Kingdoms” by Baghera/wines auction organized by Baghera/wines garnered CHF 3,556,500 /USD 3,988,614/€ 3,290,473 in sales, with 100% of lots sold for an estimate of between CHF 1.8 and 3.6 million. This achievement is of particular note as it occurred within a particularly chaotic economic context. These results confirms the appetite of wine collectors around the world and their confidence in Baghera/wines’ expertise. All the bids were collected by telephone, online (internet) or by prior purchase order. These results bring Baghera/wines’s annual total for 2020 to more than CHF 10 million.

Star Lot, Lot 14

Lot 14, the “Kingdoms” by Baghera/wines was a star lot and the only one of its kind in the world. It consisted of a set of six large-format Methuselah (6L) bottles from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, sold to a Swiss buyer for CHF 900,000 – thereby becoming the most expensive wine sold in 2020. Lot 13, a set of six large-format Jeroboam (3L) bottles from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti sold for CHF 408,000. The first 14 lots of the sale, all from the Enoteca Pinchiorri collection, lots 1 to 14, fetched a total of CHF 1.8 million.

Wines from the Domaines Prieuré-Roch and Bizot in particular were the subject of fierce bidding and the prices achieved by each lot demonstrated growing interest among the great enthusiasts of Côte-de-Nuits terroirs.

The Chartreuses Liqueurs Generates Intense Interest

The Chartreuses collection attracted intense interest from buyers due to its quality and the historical character of the 120 bottles. Known as a niche product for well-informed connoisseurs, Chartreuse liqueurs become increasingly important in recent years among lovers of rare spirits, with all the lots offered in “Kingdoms” fetching more than double their conservative estimate.

At the end of the sale, Michael Ganne, Executive Director of Baghera/wines, commented:

“Within the very unusual context of 2020, we are very pleased with ‘Kingdoms’, a resolutely dynamic sale, where the buyers were extremely caught up in the auction, driven by the irreproachable quality of the lots offered. Regardless of the economic context, when rare goods are on the table, passion rules, and there has been no lack of interest and participation by international bidders. During the last few months Baghera/wines has, more than ever, cultivated its ties with its customers. Dematerialized sales have been an opportunity to reconnect with customers in another type of dimension, but always in a spirit of sharing and passion for wine.”

The sale ” Kingdoms ” by Baghera/wines wasoffered to the public through LIVE STREAMING on Key “Kingdoms” by Baghera/wines took place in Geneva – SWITZERLAND | Beau-Rivage, Geneva with the number of lots: 273.

Mr. Giorgio Pinchiorri said:

“On Sunday 6 December, 24 of the most precious and sought-after bottles in the world took off for a new destination, a new “guardian”, who I hope will, like me, lavish on them the care and love necessary to preserve an oenological heritage that is unique in the world. We extend our warm thanks to Michaël Ganne and his team at Baghera/wines for having been right there beside us during this important undertaking and for having been able to propose our gems to the right audience. Baghera/wines has not only shown great professionalism, but also a profound knowledge of the wines themselves and the world of wine auctions – qualities that are essential to best enhancing the value of an asset of this significance. I am deeply grateful to my friends, Michael Ganne and Julie Carpentier for their grounded and humane approach, along with the respect and listening skills demonstrated throughout the preparation of this important event. A big thank you to them.”

Charitable Cause

Partial proceeds from the sale of Lots 1 to 14 in Kingdoms by Baghera/wines (Pinchiorri collection) will be donated by the owners of Enoteca Pinchiorri to two associations, one Italian (to be specified later) and the other Les Climats du vignoble de The Climats, terroirs of Burgundy have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List since July 4, 2015. World Heritage is one of the various programs led by UNESCO and encourages the protection and preservation of cultural, natural and mixed sites.



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