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Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Presents Largest Ever Celebration of Burgundy on April 1st and 2nd

Featuring DRC, Rousseau, and a collection of Burgundy direct from the cellars of Domaine Fourrier

(Chicago, IL) – 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 2,109 lot sale will be held on April 1st and 2nd in Chicago and is projected to fetch $3,882,560-$5,790,010, making it HDH’s largest Burgundy-only auction to date. Worldwide demand for Burgundy is robust and the scope of this auction is expected to attract bidders from all over North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Hart Davis HartWith just a quick glance through the catalog, bidders will note this auction’s thorough coverage of the region: 159 Burgundian domaines are represented, with vintages ranging from 1961 to 2014. The sale contains an extensive array of wines from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, encompassing 268 total lots, spanning 36 vintages from 1964-2012. Included is an estimated $57,900-86,100 worth of Montrachet and 230 bottles of La Tâche. Other legendary estates of the Côte d’Or are also represented including 86 lots of Armand Rousseau (est. $253,600-377,550), 98 lots of Domaine Leflaive (est. $144,800-217,200), and 67 lots of Domaine Leroy (est. $138,360-206,600). 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.

In addition to many remarkable private collections included in this sale, it is our great honor to be offering a remarkable parcel of Burgundy direct from the cellars of Domaine Fourrier (lots 1373-1442). Fourth generation winemaker Jean-Marie Fourrier will be joining us for the sale and will be hosting a special dinner for collectors to preview his exceptional wines.

All bidders are encouraged to utilize Hart Davis Hart’s revolutionary bidding platform by downloading the mobile app or registering online at This industry-leading technology was introduced one year ago for our 2015 Celebration of Burgundy auction and has been an integral part of every auction since. Hundreds of clients have used the bidding platform to place absentee bids in advance of the sale and bid live when the auction is taking place. The platform has greatly improved the bidding experience and dramatically increased the number of participants in each sale. Hart Davis Hart was the first auction house in the world to use this interactive and user-friendly technology.

The Celebration of Burgundy 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. 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 [email protected].

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