810,000 euros for a cask of Corton Grand Cru to benefit children


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Nou rècord de subhasta dels Hospices de Beaune amb una recaptació de 28.978.500€ euros

La subhasta dels Hospices de Beaune celebrada aquesta tarda de diumenge, dia 20 de novembre, amb l’organització de Sotheby’s ha batut un nou rècord amb una recaptació de 28.978.500€ euros per 802 botes de vi d’aquest domini borgonyes amb 60 hectàrees de vinya de grands crus, premier crus i altres vins de reconeguda qualitat. Fins a 810.000 euros s’han pagat per una peça de 228 litres de Corton Grand Cru a benefici de dues entitats que treballen per la infància vulnerable.

In 2021, with only 356 barrels and five other stockings, €11,724,700 were raised; and €800,000 was paid for the presidents’ cask, of 228 liters of Corton Grand Cru Renardes. Since 2021 the most expensive piece has been Mazis Chambertain Grand Cru Cuvée Madeleine Collignon.

The head of oenology at the Hospices de Beaune, Ludivine Griveau, explained that “we brought the first wines to the barrel a month after the harvest of the first grapes began, on September 26, and the process ended on the 13 October”. Thus, 802 lots have been presented at the auction: 620 of red wine, pinot noir; and 182 of white wine, chardonnay.

“The 2022 vintage has volume and quality in both red and white. The whites are expressive with very attractive textures. The reds are consistent, show sunny tannins, but taste very fresh. They are the bridges between what we are right now seeing in the cellars and the stages of the life of the vineyard throughout the year”, pointed out Griveau. The oenologist has also announced that they have been transitioning to organic production for two years and that they hope to reach the end of this process in 2024.

Tribut a Louis-Fabrice Latour i benefici per entitats de suport a la infància

Every year the organization donates the proceeds of one of its barrels, in some editions there have been two, to some charitable causes and this year it has committed to supporting children. The so-called Presidents’ piece, a wine cask from a Corton grand cru, has paid tribute to dealer Louis-Fabrice Latour of Maison Louis Latour, a prominent figure in Burgundy and a staunch supporter of the auction who died in September. The two beneficiary organizations have been the Princesse Margot association founded in 2012, which supports children with cancer, and the World Vision organization, whose mission is to help the most vulnerable children. Flavie Flament, journalist and writer and Benoit Magimel, actor, presided over the sale of the Pièce des Présidents at the Halles de Beaune.

Els Hospices de Beaune, sis segles d’història

The Hospices de Beaune have their origins in a charity hospital, the Hôtel-Dieu, which was built in this town on the Burgundian Côte d’Or in 1443 with the support of Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of the Duke of Burgundy, and Guigone de Salins his wife. Over time, the institution accumulated vines donated by families in the area in support of the hospital’s work.

At present the organization of the Civil Hospices of Beaune includes the hospital centers of Beaune, Arnay-le-Duc, Seurre and Nuits-St-Georges. Just as it maintains the historic building of the Hôtel-Dieu from the 15th century, now a tourist attraction and center for all kinds of cultural events; and a cellar with sixty hectares of vines that make up the Domaine des Hospices de Beaune.

The production of this unique winery is auctioned every year on the third Sunday of November, when its wines are new. From their sale, the buyer has until the end of the year to collect their barrels and take care of their ageing, bottling and marketing.

Wines Auctioned this 2022 were:

Beaune 1er Cru 

Dames Hospitalières 

Pommard 1er Cru 

Dames de la Charité 

Volnay 1er Cru 

Général Muteau 

Beaune 1er Cru 

Guigone de Salins 

Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 

Cyrot Chaudron 

Corton Grand Cru Bressandes 

Charlotte Dumay 

Beaune 1er Cru Les Grèves 

Pierre Floquet 

Pommard 1er Cru Les Epenots 

Dom Gobelet 

Volnay 1er Cru 


Corton Grand Cru Clos du Roi 

Baronne du Baÿ 

Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru 

Madeleine Collignon 

Pièce des Présidents Corton Grand Cru 

Savigny-Les-Beaune 1er Cru 

Arthur Girard 

Volnay 1er Cru Les Santenots Jéhan de Massol 



Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrières 

Philippe Le Bon 


Bernard Clerc 

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 

François de Salins 

Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes 

Albert Grivault 


Françoise Poisard 

Beaune blanc 1er Cru Clos des Mouches 

Hugues et Louis Bétault 

Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 

Dames de Flandres 

Corton-Vergennes Grand Cru 

Paul Chanson 

Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes 

De Bahèzre de Lanlay 



Corton Blanc Grand Cru 

Docteur Peste 

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 

Roi Soleil 

Echezeaux Grand Cru 

Jean-Luc Bissey 

Beaune 1er Cru 

Nicolas Rolin 

Corton Grand Cru Chaumes 

Docteur Peste 

Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 

Georges Kritter 

Corton Grand Cru 

Les Renardes 

Beaune 1er Cru 

Clos des Avaux 


Raymond Cyrot 

Volnay 1er Cru Les Santenots Gauvain 

Beaune Blanc 1er Cru Les Montrevenots 

Suzanne et Raymond 

Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet 

Jean-Marc Brocard 


Joseph Menault 

Meursault 1er Cru Les Porusots 

Jéhan Humblot 

Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrières 




Beaune 1er Cru 


Monthelie les Duresses 


Savigny-Les-Beaune 1er Cru Les Vergelesses 


Beaune 1er Cru 

Maurice Drouhin 

Beaune 1er Cru 



Suzanne Chaudron 

Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru Les Duresses 


Beaune 1er Cru 

Hugues et Louis Bétault 

Savigny-Les-Beaune 1er Cru 


Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses 


Beaune 1er Cru les Montrevenots

Cyrot Chaudron 


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