Bottle Up: Christie’s Finest and Rarest Wines Online Sale Features a Collaboration with Grapes for Humanity Global Foundation - LA Wine & Dine

The auction has 378 lots in total.

Christie’s has just announced its online sale of Finest and Rarest Wines, which includes a collaboration with Grapes for Humanity Global Charity Foundation.

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The March 15 to 29 sale will have 378 lots. Most of these came from two private collections, both meticulous in their curation and provenance, featuring superb selections of the top vintages from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Italy, and California.

Domaine Clarence Dillon, Direct from the Châteaux, Sold to the Benefit of the Grapes for Humanity Global Foundation

“Christie’s is delighted to partner with Grapes for Humanity Global to raise funds for such a worthwhile cause, as the global wine community focuses on raising awareness of the impact of climate change,” says Chris Munro, Head of Department, Wine and Spirits, Christie’s Americas. “We are grateful to the Foundation and many partners for bringing such stellar lots to auction.”

Highlights from one collection include offerings of Romanée-Conti, Lafite, Petrus, Soldera, Harlan, and Heitz Martha’s. The second collection includes an equally impressive selection of First Growth Bordeaux alongside Burgundy from classic producers including Domaine Leroy and Comte Georges de Vogüé.

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Assortment 1996

Rounding out the sale from other fantastic collections are rarely seen gems including a 1999 Magnum of Henri Jayer Vosne-Romanée Cros Parantoux and three bottles of 2017 Screaming Eagle Sauvignon Blanc.

The sale will also feature a charitable collaboration with Grapes for Humanity Global Foundation. Lots have been generously donated from world renowned producers to raise funds for projects aimed at mitigating the impact of climate change specific to the wine community.

Château Pichon Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande 2005, Sold to the Benefit of the Grapes for Humanity Global Foundation

Highlight lots include exclusive visits and rare large format bottlings from Champagne house Louis Roederer, Château Haut-Brion, Château Lafite Rothschild, Maison Joseph Drouhin, Marchesi Antinori, Opus One, and Taylor’s Port, amongst many others.

 “We are encouraged and grateful for the support we’ve received from Christie’s and the donations of wine packages from pillars of the international wine community to combat the impact of climate change on the wine industry,” says Arlene Willis, Founder and CEO, Grapes for Humanity Global.

Henri Jayer, Vosne-Romanée Cros Parantoux 1999

The lot with the highest estimate is given to a Henri Jayer, Vosne-Romanée Cros Parantoux 1999, which valued from $40,000 to $60,000.

For more information, visit Christies.com.

Banner: Domaines Barons de Rothschild, Direct from the Châteaux, Sold to the Benefit of the Grapes for Humanity Global Foundation

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