Ludivine Griveau, winemaker from the Hospices de Beaune estate, interviewed 2 days after harvest 2018
September 17th, Jean-David Camus from Maison Albert Bichot interviews winemaker Ludivine Griveau from Domaine des Hospices de Beaune as she just ends harvesting and whilst the 50 Hospices wines are still fermenting in the cellar. Find out more about this early yet very promising 2018 vintage.
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Albert Bichot buys the 2 barrels of Presidential Barrel at the 157th Hospices de Beaune auction in Novembre 2017
The 157th Hospices auctionAlbert Bichot, the history of a great Maison, in Burgundy since 1831 took place on the 19th of November. Albéric Bichot from family-owned house Albert Bichot bought the 2 Pièces du Président for his Chinese customer and friend Mr Leung for 420 000 Euros. This is the 2d record for the “Pièce de Charité” after the 480 000 Euros reached at the 2015 auction.
The 2017 Hospices de Beaune auction was helped by the support of Charles Aznavour, Agnès b., Julie Depardieu et Marc-Olivier Fogiel.
The profit raised for the 2 barrels of Corton Grand Cru Clos du Roi will benefit 3 charities : Fondation Tara Expéditions Fédération pour la Recherche sur le Cerveau and Fondation for research on Alzheimer.
This is the 6th time in 15 years that maison Albert Bichot buys the Presidential barrel at the auction, a sure proof that beyond our technical expertise in selecting and ageing the Hospices de Beaune wines, we have a very strong and unique connexion with this outstanding wine estate and the charity spirit behind it since its foudation by Nicolas Rollin and Guigone de Salins in 1443.
We invite you to watch this great video made by auction house Christies, who is behind the hammer since 2005 for every auction of the Hospices de Beaune estate, taking place on the 3d Sunday of November every year. This video includes a testimonial from Alberic Bichot and how, as the #1 buyer at the auction for the last 20 years, we allow to buy those outstanding Burgundy wines en primeur from just one bottle or a full barrel (288 bottles).
The Hospices de Beaune were created more than 550 years ago to provide care for the sick and shelter for the destitute. Thanks to generous benefactors, the Hospices today oversee a domaine of 61 hectares of mostly First and Great Growths. The domaine has become one of the most prestigious in Burgundy, a region whose Climats were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015.
For over a century, the historic Hospices de Beaune wine sale has given collectors the opportunity to discover exceptional red and white wines, including Beaune, Meursault, Échezeaux and Mazis-Chambertin. This year, 50 cuvées (wines) will be offered, with something to suit every taste and budget.
All proceeds from the sale benefit medical treatments at the Hospices de Beaune, and the maintenance of its historic listed buildings.
This year, the 157th Hospices de Beaune wine sale will take place on 19 November 2017, and represents a chance to acquire exceptional wines, to be part of a wonderful heritage, and to help the new hospital to offer its patients the best possible care.