On November 18th, U’Wine had the chance to participate to the Hospices de Beaune Auction Fair to purchase the 2018 vintage for its Members. An exclusive privilege made possible thanks to our collaboration with les Domaines Albert Bichot.
Following the enlarging of our Grands Crus offer to Burgundy since November 2017, U’Wine became official partner to the domaine Albert Bichot who raises and distributes various Burgundy Grands Crus. Through this collaboration, U’Wine had the chance to purchase for the first time for its Members the 2018 vintage from Hospices de Beaune, partner from domaine Albert Bichot who owns a table for the famous auction.
The most prestigious auction fair
Every year, the Hospices de Beaune wine is one sales during a very exclusive auction faire whose access is limited to only wine-merchants, famous brokers and some VIP. They have the opportunity to purchase the new vintage. The auction benefits are redistributed to the Beaune Hospital in a charity purpose. The auction is animated each year by a French star or a famous personality from art universe.
The Hospices are selling different parcels of their estate and one can bid on a barrel. The bidder are purchasing the 50 hectares production from an extraordinary wine, in white and red color. It is the only existing way to buy a bottle from these amazing parcels. The 2018 vintage has been particulary great and is very attractive this year.
A unique experience, with 2 barrels in the end
U’Wine had invited 4 Members to join the auction and organized a dedicated Burgundy VIP week-end on both days. After a lunch at the Clos Frantin, the team and the Customers have tasted a nice range of wines and participated to a dinner in the Saint-Nicolas cellars. On Sunday the auction was a unique occasion to attend such a great wine events, animated by the actrice Nathalie Baye and the writer Erik Orsenna. a magical experience in the heart of Burgundy jewels perfectly matching U’Wine credo: live the Grands Crus.
Before the auction, U’Wine had collected the bottle booking according the price category. 15 Members have confirmed their reservation for this beautiful vintage, unique occasion to have in its cellar such a great wine. During the fair, the team has bid on 2 different wines and won 2 half barrels:
- Beaune 1er Cru, Clos des Avaux (red wine)
- Meursault 1er Cru Porusots, Cuvée Jehan Humblot (white wine)
The domaine Albert Bichot will take charge of the wine raising for U’Wine. The bottle will be available for U’Wine Members at the end of 2020.