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1934 Vieux Cepage for Heritage Fine Wine Auction

A single bottle of 1934 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Richebourg Vieux Cépages, one of the rarest and most important bottles of wine in the world, may bring more than $50,000 when it crosses the block at Heritage Auctions on March 21.

The bottle is being offered as the cover lot of the $3.5+ million Exquisite Collection of a Northeastern Gentleman, only the third time Heritage has offered a single-cellar sale. The auction will take place in Beverly Hills and will be simulcast to a live bidding room in Hong Kong.

“Domaine de la Romanee Conti is widely viewed as the most prestigious winery in the world and this is the rarest wine it has ever produced,” said Frank Martell, Director of Fine Wines at Heritage. “If Domaine de la Romanee Conti is Ferrari, then this bottle, from this era, would be the 250GT, and this particular bottling, called Vieux Cepages, would be the 1958 steel-bodied 250GT Long Wheel Base, the very rarest of it’s already storied breed.”

Vieux Cepages was the title afforded Domaine de la Romanee Conti’s oldest Richebourg vines, kept completely apart from the regular cuvee during vinification. With only a few hundred bottles produced, this is indisputably one of the most important and rarest bottles that exists in the centuries long history of the winery.