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Hospices de Beaune

Albert Bichot is a prestigious Maison and the owner of Domaine du Clos Frantin in Nuits-Saint-Georges: a 7,3 ha wide collection of outstanding wines and terroirs in premiers and grands crus at the heart of Côte de Nuits. In our Domaine du Clos Frantin, we are literally the neighbour of the Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges! No wonder we know and appreciate all the spectacular wines from this very special winemaking Hospital like nobody else does!

As a major buyer at the Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges auction for decade (and of course the #1 buyer at the Beaune auction) Albert Bichot proposes two options for wine lovers to take part in March at this prestigious wine auction:

  • Auction a full barrel (288 bottles) and chose any of the 15 wines on auction, in a 100% bespoke way. Click here to register
  • Auction online from just 1 single bottle of Nuits-Saint-Georges Village or Premier cru chosen by us. A process that is exactly the same as what we have been doing with great success since 2009 for the Hospices de Beaune auction and the creation of this very website www.hospices-beaune.com

Buy from just 1 bottle at the Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges wine auction : an exclusive offer from Albert Bichot

We will chose during the auction 2 Nuits-Saint-Georges wines: 1 village and 1 premier cru, for a collective purchase (think crowdfunding for wine!). Registration is compulsory before the auction and the process very easy! We define before the auction a maximum hammer price and ask for an 80% deposit. We’ll refund it if the hammer goes above this maximum. If we buy under this maximum, we keep the deposit and adjust the final price to the real hammer price . The wines are available next September after expert ageing in our cellars. More information on the easy process on this page.

So just put your name and email in the form above and we’ll make sure to contact you by email when our online store is ready. You can event put your name as buyer on the label (for a set fee, minimum: 6 bottles of the same wine)

Buy 1 full barrel (288 bottles) at the Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges auction: a bespoke service for 15 outstanding wines!

I want to buy a full barrel at the next Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges auction

The Domaine des Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges is a winemaking-hopital. Less famous but just as prestigious as the Hospices de Beaune, this top level estate in Côte de Nuits sells also all its production (around 150 barrels) at an auction. It takes place in the famous Chateau du Clos de Vougeot on the second Sunday of March following harvest.

The 15 wines from the Hospices de Nuits estate

The following appellations are auctioned: Nuits-Saint-Georges (village) – Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru  – Gevrey Chambertin (village). For each appellation, several different wines (called cuvées) are auctioned. Some cuvées are complex blends of several plots, whilst some other ones are 100% terroir-based. Albert Bichot’s mission is to help you understand and choose the wine that is right for you!

  • Nuits-Saint-Georges (village) – 4 different wines
  • Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru – 10 different wines
  • Gevrey Chambertin (village) – 1 wine
The Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges’ terroirs – by Jean-Marc Moron, winemaker (in French)

Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges wine auction: key principes to buy with Albert Bichot, the estate’s neighbour!

Every third Sunday of March the Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges auction is a not-to-be-missed event for all lovers of fine Burgundy wines. Each lot auctioned corresponds to a certain number of 228 litres barrels, called pièces. One barrel amounts to 288 bottles of 75 cl after ageing. Money raised during the auction will allow the «winemaking hospital» to take care of its patients, its buildings and its vineyards.

As for the Hospices de Beaune auction and the most prestigious Crus Classés de Bordeaux, the wines are sold en primeur, 6 months after the harvest. After the auction, they will be carefully aged in Albert Bichot’s own cellars for 12 months. This is the time we need to bring them to their utmost potential and quality level, before being bottled and shipped to you.

Wines from a specific vintage will be shipped in June 2 years after the vintage year, with their unmistakable and iconic label, in wooden case of 6. You can add your name as a buyer on the label and also convert your 75 cl bottles in magnums or jeroboams, for a small extra cost. You can even have the empty wooden barrel just for you as a souvenir!

Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges: 8 centuries of history, an exceptional auction at the Château du Clos de Vougeot

The Domaine des Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges is a winemaking-hospital. Less famous but just as prestigious as the Hospices de Beaune, this top level estate in Côte de Nuits sells also all its production (around 150 barrels) at an auction. It takes place in the famous Chateau du Clos de Vougeot on the second Sunday of March following harvest.

Jean-Marc MORON,Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges winemaker, presents the estate’s history (in French)

Nuits-Saint-Georges’ hospital dates back to 1270, two centuries before the foundation of its most famous neighbour Hospices de Beaune in 1443. The Hospices de Nuits works in exactly the same was as Beaune, combining a real medical activity and a state-of-the art wine estate.

Spread over 12,4 hectares around the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges and in vast majority planted with Pinot Noir, the Hospices de Nuits wine estate sells all of its harvest on auction and en primeur, every third sunday of march following harvest.

14 March 2021

61st Hospices de Nuits-Saint-Georges auction