There is exciting news for wine collectors, as a dozen bottles of Clos de la Roche Burgundy, vintage 1945, will available to buy at auction in early March.
Part of the Christie's 'Finest and Rarest Wines' sale, the lot has been described as "a piece of winemaking history" by the auction house, representing a prestigious example of the celebrated Domaine Rousseau estate and a fine alternative investment.
Started in the early 20th Century by Armand Rousseau, the domaine was, and continues to be, considered an illustrious centre for the production of high quality Burgundy. The Clos de la Roche vineyard - from which these fine wines originate - was purchased and added to the estate in 1920. At his death, the entirety of Rousseau's estate covered 16 acres of land.
Rousseau's son Charles inherited the domaine and has since doubled its size, now consisting of over 20 acres of Grand Crus, 8.65 acres of Premier Crus and 5.56 acres of Gevrey Village land. Domaine Rousseau is regarded as one of the great traditional wine-producing estates, frequently written about and highly praised for the superiority of its produce.
The wine itself, produced at the end of the Second World War, was the result of a beautiful and early spring, followed by a hot summer with little rainfall. The high quality, concentrated grapes grown created this great vintage. Its age, origin and excellence make it highly collectible.
Previously owned by Etude Tajan, the bottles of Clos de la Roche Burgundy are estimated to sell for an outstanding $70,861 - $103,071, making it one of the leading lots in the Christie's sale, which takes place on March 4-5 in Hong Kong and online.
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