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Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Presents “A Celebration of Burgundy: An Auction of Finest & Rarest Wines” on March 23rd in Chicago

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(Chicago, IL) – Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is pleased to announce “A Celebration of Burgundy,” an auction devoted exclusively to the wines of Burgundy. This special 1469 lot sale will be held on March 23rd in Chicago and is estimated to fetch $2,952,820-$4,422,620. 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.

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The auction contains an extensive offering from the legendary Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, encompassing 175 total lots, spanning 33 vintages from 1966-2009. Included are 15 assortment cases and over 230 bottles of La Tâche. In addition to DRC, other legendary estates of the Côte d’Or are presented throughout the auction, with exciting offerings from Comte de Vogüé, Domaine Leflaive, Ramonet and Armand Rousseau. Of particular note are 38 lots of Coche-Dury spanning 22 vintages and estimated at $111,720- $168,650.

The selection of Henri Jayer is remarkable. The 52 lots are highlighted by a bottle of 1985 Richebourg estimated at $9,000-$14,000 and two bottles of 1985 Vosne-Romanée, Cros Parantoux estimated at $8,000-$12,000. A number of original purchase receipts have been reprinted in the auction catalog to further add to the provenance of these rare wines.

The auction will be held at award-winning Tru Restaurant in Chicago, and attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a special Burgundy-themed lunch created by Executive Chef Anthony Martin, paired with various wines from celebrated Burgundy producers.

In conjunction with the auction, private tastings and dinners will take place in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Chicago. Chef Johan Bjorklund from Bistro de L’Hôtel de Beaune will be in Chicago to create a special dinner with Chef Andrew Zimmerman at Sepia Restaurant. The wine focus for the evening will be the much acclaimed Domaine Hudelot-Nöellat, and winemaker Charles Van Canneyt will be on hand providing insight on his impressive wines.

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 contacting Gwen Brooks at 312.854.0096 or by emailing info@hdhwine.com.

Highlights of the March 23rd Auction:
Lot 1113: 1990 DRC Assortment (12 bs) (est. $32,000-48,000)
Lot 685: 1999 DRC Assortment (12 bs) (est. $28,000-42,000)
Lot 1026: 1999 Romanée-Conti, DRC (3 bs) (est. $24,000-35,000)
Lot 5: 1991 Romanée-Conti, DRC (3 bs) (est. $22,000-32,000)
Lot 1048: 1998 Romanée-Conti, DRC (3 bs) (est. $22,000-32,000)
Lots 687, 700: 2001 DRC Assortment (12 bs) (est. $20,000-30,000)
Lot 1431: 1996 DRC Assortment (12 bs) (est. $20,000-30,000)
Lot 838: La Tâche, DRC Vertical: 2000 (1 b); 2001 (1 b); 2002 (1 b); 2003 (1 b); 2004 (1 b); 2005 (1 b); 2006 (1 b); 2007 (1 b); 2008 (1 b); 2009 (1 b) (est. $18,000-28,000)
Lot 1140: 2005 Corton-Charlemagne, Coche-Dury (12 bs) (est. $18,000-28,000)
Lot 1430: 1995 DRC Assortment (12 bs) (est. $18,000-28,000)
Lots 644, 696: 1989 DRC Assortment (12 bs) (est. $17,000-26,000)

As an added service to collectors, photos of the top lots in the auction will be available for viewing on www.hdhwine.com beginning Thursday, February 28th, enabling prospective bidders an opportunity to view bottle conditions before bidding.

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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.

Hart Davis Hart’s state-of-the-art technology allows bidders worldwide to participate in the Chicago-based live auctions via the Internet. Bidders can follow the auction in the salesroom, hear the live auction, and bid against the room, all in real-time. More details about online bidding can be found at www.hdhwine.com.

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 offer collectors and restaurateurs a broad range of options for buying and selling wines, providing unrivaled expertise and personalized service.

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. 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

For more information on Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. visit hdhwine.com

March 2, 2013 |

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