Sotheby’s to Offer Vintage and Rare Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Wines in Upcoming SaleDec 03, 2021 10:00 EST - Dec 17, 2021 10:00 EST
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC) is a winery producing some of the most expensive and rarest vintage wines in the world. Situated in Burgundy, France, its origins trace back to 1232 when the Abbey of Saint-Vivant in Vosne bought 1.8 hectares of the vineyard. The estate changed hands multiple times through the following generations. DRC is now co-owned by Roch and de Villaine families. Several bottles of Romanée Conti 2005 from their flagship vineyard is a key highlight of Sotheby’s Landmark DRC (1990 to 2010) sale this winter. The lot consists of three bottles of vintage wine in an original wooden case (OWC). With a richly concentrated kernel of cassis at its center, the wine has notes of tobacco and licorice. In 1760, Prince Louis François added his title “Conti” to the name after he purchased the vineyard for 8,000 livres.
La Tâche 2001 (OWC, 12 bottles) from the winery’s monopole vineyard also leads the listings. Crafted with fruits from newer vines, La Tâche packs a punch with raspberry and cherry fruit. Its concentrated and strong character is distinct from other DRC wines. The sale also offers two 1990 vintage assortment cases with rarities from the estate’s different vineyards. Every wine bottle has signatures by Henri-Frédéric Roch and Aubert de Villaine printed on it. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Sotheby’s.
Lot Categories:Wine & Spirits (37)
# of Lots:37
Price Range:$500 - $75,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Romanée Conti 2005 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 BT)|| Estimate: |
|DRC Assortment Case 1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (12 BT)|| Estimate: |
|La Tâche 2001 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (12 BT)|| Estimate: |
|Richebourg 2009 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (12 BT)|| Estimate: |
|La Romanée 2010 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair (3 BT)|| Estimate: |