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Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. to Hold Sixth Annual Celebration of Burgundy Auction Estimated to Hammer Between $3.3-4.9M

Featuring DRC, Jayer, Leroy, Rousseau, and More

(Chicago, IL)-Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is pleased to announce that our sixth annual Celebration of Burgundy will be held on April 1st. This special sale, which is devoted exclusively to the wines of Burgundy, will feature 1,448 lots projected to fetch $3.3-4.9 million. Worldwide demand for Burgundy is robust and the impressive breadth of this auction is expected to attract bidders from around the globe.

The Celebration of Burgundy auction will include one of the greatest consignments of Burgundy ever to be sold at auction. A Cellar of Legendary Wines with Important Provenance (lots 454-613) contains some of the most significant wines ever produced in Burgundy. The banded case of 1985 La Tâche (lot 465), which can be seen on the front cover of the catalog, is representative of what this incredible consignment has to offer. Wines from this cellar generated massive interest in HDH’s Celebration of Bordeaux auction last year due to the collection’s incredible provenance. Now is your chance to acquire exceptionally rare Burgundy from this special cellar, sourced from the likes of Henry Singleton, Lenoir Josey and Herbert Bridges Harris, Jr.

With just a quick glance through the rest of the catalog, bidders will note this auction’s thorough coverage of Burgundy: over 160 domaines are represented, with vintages from 1949 to 2015. The sale contains an extensive array of wines from the most legendary estates of the region. Highlights include:

• 128 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (est. $1.2-1.8 million)
• 105 lots of Leroy (est. $369,000-552,570)
• 52 lots of Armand Rousseau (est. $123,690-184,600)
• 7 lots of Henri Jayer (est. $114,500-171,200)
• 52 lots of Comte Georges de Vogüé (est. $105,680-157,200)
• 73 lots of Domaine Leflaive (est. $98,340-146,320)
• 22 lots of Coche-Dury (est. $81,580-121,200)
• 24 lots of Georges Roumier (est. $68,130-101,500)
• 28 lot François Lamarche (est. $48,950-72,800)
• 12 lots of Emmanuel Rouget (est. 43,050-64,150)
• 30 lots of Domaine Dujac (est. $42,010-62,470)
• 22 lots of Domaine Ponsot (est. $40,650-60,900)

Whether you are a seasoned Burgundy collector or are just getting to know the region, this auction is well worth your attention. All bidders are encouraged to utilize Hart Davis Hart’s revolutionary bidding platform by downloading the mobile app (available on iOS and Android devices) or registering online at This industry-leading technology was introduced at the 2015 Celebration of Burgundy auction and has been an integral part of every HDH auction since. Thousands of clients have used the bidding platform to place absentee bids in advance of the sale and bid live during the auction. The platform has greatly improved the bidding experience and the number of participants in each sale has increased dramatically. 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 a range of 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 on April 1st. 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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