For six generations wine-making savoir-faire has been handed down from mother to daughter at the Domaine de la Poulette, one of the very old and noble estates in Burgundy. The estate harbors and harvests from three climates — the term used in Burgundy to indicate a parcel of vine plants — Nuits-Saint-Georges and Vosne-Romanée including a parcel of Nuits 1er Cru called Le Clos des Poulettes enclosed on three sides by walls. The family-owned house, today under the helm of Hélène Michaut, has decided to share their wines and wine know how through an on-line auction of several thousand magnums of their vintages dating from 1993 to 2017.
Among the incredible fine wine finds are the 856 Magnums of Côte-de-Nuits-Villages «Vierville» from 1997 to 2017, 717 Magnums of Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru «Clos des Poulettes» from 1995 to 2013. 658 Magnums of Nuits-Saint-Georges «Les Vallerots» from 2003 to 2017, 866 Magnums of Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru «Les Vaucrains» from 1993 to 2017 and 622 Magnums of Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru «Les Suchots» from 2000 to 2017. These are the finest of the grands crus or vintages of Burgundy. In short, nothing short of an exceptional auction. This collection of 3,719 magnums sold in 1,264 lots is thoroughly unique.
The on-line sale, being conducted by the family-owned French auction house of Ader is taking bids until 11am (French time) on November 15th. Just register at ader-ep.com. The lots can be picked up at the estate on December 2nd and 3rd or shipped by Transvins.
©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette