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The sale of wines from the Hospices de Beaune

The 162nd Wine Sale will take place on November 18, 19 and 20, 2022

The Hospices de Beaune Wine Sale is a prestigious traditional charity auction of Burgundy wines from the Hospices de Beaune. The result of the sales orchestrated by Christie's from 2005 to 2020, then by Sotheby's since 2021, has been intended for five centuries to finance hospitals and retirement homes in Beaune in Burgundy, medical research and charities. This sale of Burgundy wines is the most famous in the world and traditionally serves as an international barometer of the prestige wine market.

The first sale dates back to 1859, the reputation became worldwide in 1924. In 1934, the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin established the Trois Glorieuses, a cultural event that included the sale of the Hospices de Beaune. The sale initially took place in the courtyard of the Hospices de Beaune, and now in the Halles de Beaune located opposite the building. The forty-five prestige cuvées obtained each year are sold the same year in the form of pieces, i.e. nearly 400 to 600 barrels of 228 liters since 1794 (i.e. 288 bottles after aging) in the form of traditional charity auctions. (originally "by candlelight", now discontinued) to world fame, on the third Sunday of November. The candle sale, is a special form of auction since it consists of bidding as long as two candles are lit. Bidding ends as soon as both candles have expired. More precisely, this very old custom is done at the time of the last auction. A small wick is then lit which, when it goes out, after thirty seconds, lets smoke rise. After its extinction, a second candle is lit and then a third. At the end of the combustion, if no other new bid occurs during this time, the auction is pronounced in favor of the last bidder.

The "President's Coin" represents the top of the sale with all proceeds going to a charity chosen by the President of the Sale. It is the auctions of this piece that are the most publicized. The result of sales of between 1.8 and 14 million € for the best years, as well as donations from generous donors, have been devoted entirely for five centuries to the charitable and religious operations of the old hospices and then of the new civil and secular hospital institutions which replaced them. meanwhile. At the end of the sale, a grand gala dinner is organized in the medieval setting of the Hôtel Dieu bastion.

Every year, professionals, connoisseurs and simple wine lovers meet on the weekend of the third Sunday in November for festivities in the purest Burgundian tradition. Auction of Hospices de Beaune Wines : a weekend of celebrations and tastings Many activities punctuate this weekend of festivities : street shows, folk parade, gastronomic village and half-marathon in the streets and vineyards of Beaune. The great Beaune wine houses compete in creativity and organize prestigious tastings : wines from the Hospices, rare vintages, appellations from all over Burgundy and thematic or gourmet tastings are on the program. In Beaune and on the wine-growing coast, the winegrowers offer tastings of old or recent vintages in their cellars. Gathered in wine brotherhoods, they organize gala dinners and enthronements of new ambassadors of Burgundy wines.

Auction of Hospices de Beaune Wines: the Charity coin

Each year, the Hospices de Beaune supports one or more charities represented by a personality from the world of arts and entertainment.

The Presidents of the 162nd Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction This year 2022, Benoît Magimel and Flavie Flamment will be at the helm of the Charity Coin sale. This emblematic piece is a bit special for the 162nd edition of the Wine Sale. First of all, it is a blend of 3 Corton Grands Crus. The 228 liters are offered in a cask specially designed in honor of Louis-Fabrice Latour, a great figure in the Burgundy trade, who died this year.

The amount collected during this auction will be donated to two associations working for the cause of children.

  • Princess Margot : supporting children with cancer

Since 2012, Muriel Hattab has supported parents whose child has cancer through her association. Profits from the Wine Sale will be used to provide temporary accommodation for families: "La Maison des Parents".

  • World Vision : helping the most vulnerable children

World Vision's "Kenya Big Dream" project will benefit from the sale of the charity coin. This project consists of fighting against genital mutilation and child marriage.

Auction of Hospices de Beaune Wines : the Three Glorious Years

The sale of wines is the heart of a true “Rabelaisian” celebration and is part of an event called “Les Trois Glorieuses” de Bourgogne. ". It is preceded on Saturday by the “Chapter” of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin and a dinner at the Clos de Vougeot. It is followed on Monday noon by a lunch, the “Paulée”, at the Château de Meursault. During this traditional meal, each guest brings their own bottles, giving this event a roundness and a very Burgundian conviviality.

The vintages There are 50 cuvées, each representing one or more pieces, they can be sold separately or in batches.

Red wines There are 33 red cuvées :

  • Auxey-Duresses Les Duresses 1er Cru - Cuvée Boillot

  • Beaune 1er Cru - Cuvée Nicolas Rolin

  • Beaune 1er Cru - Cuvée Guigone de Salins

  • Beaune 1er Cru - Cuvée Rousseau-Deslandes

  • Beaune 1er Cru - Cuvée Dames Hospitalières

  • Beaune 1er Cru - Cuvée Maurice Drouhin

  • Beaune 1er Cru - Cuvée Brunet

  • Beaune 1er Cru - Cuvée Clos des Avaux

  • Beaune 1er Cru Les Montrevenots - Cuvée Cyrot-Chaudron

  • Beaune 1er Cru - Cuvée Hugues et Louis Bétault

  • Beaune Grèves 1er Cru - Cuvée Pierre Floquet

  • Clos de la Roche Grand Cru - Cuvée Georges Kritter

  • Clos de la Roche Grand Cru - Cuvée Cyrot-Chaudron

  • Corton Grand Cru - Cuvée Charlotte Dumay

  • Corton Grand Cru - Cuvée Docteur Peste

  • Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru - Cuvée Baronne du Baÿ

  • Echezeaux Grand Cru - Cuvée Jean-Luc Bissey

  • Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru - Cuvée Madeleine Collignon

  • Monthelie Les Duresses 1er Cru - Cuvée Lebelin

  • Pernand-Vergelesses Les Vergelesses 1er Cru - Cuvée Rameau Lamarosse

  • Pommard 1er Cru - Cuvée Dames de la Charité

  • Pommard - Cuvée Suzanne Chaudron

  • Pommard - Cuvée Raymond Cyrot

  • Pommard - Cuvée Billardet

  • Pommard Epenots 1er Cru - Cuvée Dom Goblet

  • Santenay - Cuvée Christine Friedberg

  • Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru - Cuvée Arthur Girard

  • Savigny-les-Beaune Les Vergelesses 1er Cru - Cuvée Forneret

  • Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru - Cuvée Fouquerand

  • Volnay 1er Cru - Cuvée Blondeau

  • Volnay 1er Cru - Cuvée Général Muteau

  • Volnay Les Santenots 1er Cru - Cuvée Jéhan de Massol

  • Volnay Les Santenots 1er Cru - Cuvée Gauvain

White wines There are 17 white cuvées :

  • Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru - Cuvée Dames de Flandres

  • Beaune blanc 1er Cru Les Montrevenots - Cuvée Suzanne et Raymond

  • Chablis Côte de Léchet 1er Cru - Cuvée Jean-Marc Brocard

  • Corton Grand Cru - "Cuvée Docteur Peste"

  • Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru - Cuvée François de Salins

  • Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru - Cuvée Roi Soleil

  • Corton Vergennes Grand Cru - Cuvée Paul Chanson

  • Meursault Poruzots 1er Cru - Cuvée Jéhan Humblot

  • Meursault Charmes 1er Cru - Cuvée Bahezre de Lanlay

  • Meursault Charmes 1er Cru - Cuvée Albert Grivault

  • Meursault Genevrières 1er Cru - Cuvée Baudot

  • Meursault Genevrières 1er Cru - Cuvée Philippe le Bon

  • Meursault - Cuvée Loppin

  • Meursault - Cuvée Goureau

  • Pouilly-Fuissé - Cuvée Françoise Poisard

  • Pulligny-Montrachet Les Reuchaux - "Cuvée Bernard Clerc"

  • Saint-Romain - Cuvée Joseph Menault

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