The 60th Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges wine auction which took place on the 14th of March 2021 at the Château du Clos de Vougeot broke a new historical record with a result of €1,923,000.
While the number of barrels was lower than last year (114 barrels versus 122), sales increased by 19%.
Another record was broken for the charity barrel that raised €49,380 for the Institut Pasteur, represented by writer and Academician Erik Orsenna.
A historical link…
Albert Bichot, an independent family house founded in 1831, is a great patron in the fields of culture and heritage in Burgundy.
If it has been more than 20 years that Albert Bichot distinguishes itself as the first buyer at the Hospices de Beaune wine auction each November, the sale of the Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges remains a great moment for the House, especially since it is historically linked to it. Indeed, until the 14th century, the wines put on sale were aged in the cellars of the Domaine du Clos Frantin in Nuits-Saint-Georges, a property neighbouring the hospital which is now owned by Albert Bichot.
…and a strengthened commitment in the Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges wine auction
This year Albert Bichot acquired 18 barrels for a total amount of €325,000 or 17% of the auction total value, making us the #1 buyer.
«The 2020 vintage is remarkable, both for old and young vines, these wines are great », explains Albéric Bichot. He adds that «the historical result of the sale is one of the beneficial effects of this complicated period. Many of us mobilize for the hospital, it is a real Burgundian cohesion».