HOSPICES
DE BEAUNE

Hospices de Beaune

Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
2018 Hospices de Beaune / Coche Dury - Pommard 1er Cru 'Grand Epenots' 750 BOTTLE 6 6 1,800 BH90 HK
2018 Hospices de Beaune / Coche Dury - Volnay Santenots 1er Cru Cuvee Gauvain 750 BOTTLE 6 6 1,800 - HK
2019 Hospices de Beaune / Lafarge - Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru Cuvee Baronne du Bay 1/4 Barrel 1/4 Barrel 1 1 129,600 EP
2018 Hospices de Beaune / Lafarge - Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru Cuvee Arthur Girard 1/4 Barrel 1/4 Barrel 1 1 63,360 - EP
2020 Hospices de Beaune / Pierre Yves Colin-Morey - Meursault 1er Cru 'Genevrieres' Cuvee Baudots 1/4 Barrel 1/4 Barrel 7 7 129,600 - EP
2019 Hospices de Beaune / Rouget - Beaune Greves 1er Cru Cuvee Pierre Floquet 1/4 Barrel 1/4 Barrel 3 3 77,760 EP
2019 Hospices de Beaune / Rouget - Corton Grand Cru Cuvee Docteur Peste 1/4 Barrel 1/4 Barrel 5 5 144,000 EP
2020 Hospices de Beaune / Rouget - Volnay Santenots 1er Cru Cuvee Gauvain 1/4 Barrel 1/4 Barrel 7 7 104,400 - EP
2019 Hospices de Beaune / Rouget - Volnay Santenots 1er Cru Cuvee Jehan de Massol 1/4 Barrel 1/4 Barrel 1 1 99,360 EP
2018 Hospices de Beaune / Coche Dury - Pommard 1er Cru 'Grand Epenots'
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,800 / BTL 6 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
6
Qty of btl
6
Btl price (HKD)
1,800
Score
BH90
Location
HK
2018 Hospices de Beaune / Coche Dury - Volnay Santenots 1er Cru Cuvee Gauvain
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,800 / BTL 6 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
6
Qty of btl
6
Btl price (HKD)
1,800
Score
-
Location
HK
2019 Hospices de Beaune / Lafarge - Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru Cuvee Baronne du Bay
1/4 Barrel ml 1/4 Barrel EP HKD 129,600 / BTL 1 case available
Bottle size
1/4 Barrel
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
129,600
Score
Location
EP
2018 Hospices de Beaune / Lafarge - Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru Cuvee Arthur Girard
1/4 Barrel ml 1/4 Barrel EP HKD 63,360 / BTL 1 case available
Bottle size
1/4 Barrel
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
63,360
Score
-
Location
EP
2020 Hospices de Beaune / Pierre Yves Colin-Morey - Meursault 1er Cru 'Genevrieres' Cuvee Baudots
1/4 Barrel ml 1/4 Barrel EP HKD 129,600 / BTL 7 case available
Bottle size
1/4 Barrel
Qty of unit
7
Qty of btl
7
Btl price (HKD)
129,600
Score
-
Location
EP
2019 Hospices de Beaune / Rouget - Beaune Greves 1er Cru Cuvee Pierre Floquet
1/4 Barrel ml 1/4 Barrel EP HKD 77,760 / BTL 3 case available
Bottle size
1/4 Barrel
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
77,760
Score
Location
EP
2019 Hospices de Beaune / Rouget - Corton Grand Cru Cuvee Docteur Peste
1/4 Barrel ml 1/4 Barrel EP HKD 144,000 / BTL 5 case available
Bottle size
1/4 Barrel
Qty of unit
5
Qty of btl
5
Btl price (HKD)
144,000
Score
Location
EP
2020 Hospices de Beaune / Rouget - Volnay Santenots 1er Cru Cuvee Gauvain
1/4 Barrel ml 1/4 Barrel EP HKD 104,400 / BTL 7 case available
Bottle size
1/4 Barrel
Qty of unit
7
Qty of btl
7
Btl price (HKD)
104,400
Score
-
Location
EP
2019 Hospices de Beaune / Rouget - Volnay Santenots 1er Cru Cuvee Jehan de Massol
1/4 Barrel ml 1/4 Barrel EP HKD 99,360 / BTL 1 case available
Bottle size
1/4 Barrel
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
99,360
Score
Location
EP
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The 2020 Hospices de Beaune

Join us in a share of a Hospices de Beaune barrel of 2020 Burgundy, which when bottled will have your name, your newborn's name, your company logo, or your favourite quote, etc, on the label.
 
As our colleague Florian Rossignol recently noted during an extended period in Burgundy, 2020 is a very special vintage. It was another warm year, with an early (August) harvest. Jasper Morris MW, who consults to the Hospices de Beaune, noted – ‘The whites were magnificent from the start with near-perfect analyses of sugar levels and acidity. The reds also were picked before sugar levels could escalate or acidity diminish, and there will be a sound tannic structure. …happily, the third sunshine vintage in a row has not produced any cooked flavours in the grapes, but left a fresh, vivid essence of pinot noir. Sensitive vinification at cooler temperatures will complete the picture.’ You can read Jasper’s full report here.

The auction was held on 13th December at 2pm. ©LBP/Manuel DESBOIS 

This year we bring you one superb white and one superb red.
Volnay-Santenots 1er Cru ‘Cuvée Gauvain’
Meursault-Genevrières 1er Cru ‘Cuvée Baudot’

 
‘Les Santenots’ is one of the top 1ers Crus vineyards of the Côte de Beaune, and although it is attributed to Volnay, it lies in fact entirely within Meursault. There is Volnay elegance here, but also more richness and body, as the vineyard is rich in clay (beneficial in a warm year). Santenots has the reputation also of being one of the wines of the longest cellaring potential – a great choice if you are laying this down for future anniversaries.
 
Meursault’s ‘Les Genevrières’ is a little less intense than its ‘Les Perrières’, and in its place – I feel – offers a little more grace, a little more finesse. It’s understated. (Interestingly, though Allen conceded Genevrières is not ‘best’ in Meursault, it is his personal favourite – “a theoretical blend of 2/3 Perrières and 1/3 Charmes, but with that special aromatic signature of its own”, he said at our recent masterclass lunch event). It’s my favourite too. I’ve always liked this wine during the Hospices de Beaune annual tasting. In 2013 we bought two barrels, and kept some, which we have opened at a number of dinner events since. A beautiful wine, really complete. So I am delighted that we again managed to secure some in 2020.
 
Every year since the mid-19th century, the Hospices de Beaune wine auction is held in Beaune in the heart of Burgundy on the third Sunday of November. This year, exceptionally, it was delayed until Sunday 13th December, and thankfully – proceeds go to charity – it was a great success.
 
Choosing the eléveurs, the domaines that will age and tend to the barrels of wine we bought at auction, and then bottle them, is a very important part of the work we do. This year we are again working with Domaine Emmanuel Rouget for the red, and we are working with the highly acclaimed Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey for the white.
 
The Fine Wine Experience team has now years of experience in managing the labelling process, ensuring your name, company logo, or name in Chinese characters is handled correctly, to maximise the personalisation and value to you. Your bottles will display personalised yet official Hospices de Beaune labels.
 
We manage this process end to end for you, so that you have the best Hospices de Beaune selections for 2020, with the flexibility to buy in manageable ¼ barrel shares (72 bottles per share).

Buyers of Hospices de Beaune barrels have the privilege to put their name as buyer on the label. We have especially arranged that you can put your name on the label of just one quarter of a barrel quantity (72 bottles). You can put your name, the name of your 2020-born child, the name of a couple who got engaged or married in 2020, or who celebrated a significant anniversary, or you can put the name of your company for corporate gifts. We will arrange this for you as part of the service.

You can put -

  • Plain text (eg.Name, dates, etc) - which will be printed with Hospices de Beaune offical font & colour (black)
  • Chinese or other Asian text (eg. Name in Chinese or in other Asian language) - you can choose from 5 different fonts and will be printed in black or a colour of your choice.
  • Graphics (eg.Company logo, text written in calligraphy, etc) - which will be printed in black and white. For the best result, please provide your graphics in CMYK .ai/ .psb file (for logos), and high resolution graphics no lesser than 300 dpi. 

Volnay-Santenots 1er Cru ‘Cuvée Gauvain’

Élevage SAS Rouget Père et Fils (HKD 1,450 per btl, minimum 72 btls)

The clay soils of the Santenots vineyard retained the humidity well in 2020, which has helped to maintain a fresh vigour in the dark raspberry fruit backed by some brisk cherry notes. This is a middleweight Volnay with the appellation’s elegance backed by a framework of ripe tannins. – Jasper Morris MW

Personalised label with your name, date, or your favouite quote.


Meursault-Genevrières 1er Cru ‘Cuvée Baudot’

Élevage Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey (HKD 1,800 per btl, minimum 72 btls)

Pale lemon colour with a light lime streak. Fresh apple nose, but the bouquet brings a zest and concentration over and above the other Meursaults. There’s a long, tensile thread through the middle which really delivers. The balance of fresh fruit and mineral acidity is excellent, with the typical delicacy of Genevrières. Very long finish. – Jasper Morris MW

Personalised label with your company logo, or even Chinese characters.

BACKGROUND Q&A


Q: What is the Hospices de Beaune? 

A: Dating back many centuries with a mission to take care of the poor, today this organization acts as both a charity in Burgundy and a modern hospital. Vineyard land donations over the centuries make the Hospices a large wine domaine, but, uniquely, each year the Hospices de Beaune auctions off all its production in one day-long sale as young wine in barrel. 

Q: How do you get a barrel of Hospices de Beaune? 

A: By auction, which takes place on the third Sunday of each November*, and the wine sold - by the barrel - is super young, coming from grapes picked the same year, so it's just a few weeks old. For decades only the Burgundy wine négociants themselves could go to this auction and buy the barrels of wine, but since 2005 Christie's have been running it, so all Christie's clients can participate. To buy at this auction, you would still have to buy a whole barrel of the wine you want, organise for a Burgundy producer to take care of it for you and eventually bottle it. But through us, all this is taken care of.
(*this year it was delayed to 13th December).

 

Q: So, why buy Hospices de Beaune Burgundy?

A: First, the wines are good, and indeed we could call the Hospices de Beaune a 'domaine on the rise', with great strides being made by winemaker Ludivine Griveau. They are not as spectacular as the very best names in Burgundy, but the wines are well-made, deliciously drinkable and enjoyable, and ageworthy too. Many today - including our 2020 selections, I would buy on wine quality alone. However, key reasons to get involved are also to have your own name on the label and to support this great charity in the process.

Personally, I have been buying and serving these wines since 2007. I’ve been happy with the wines.

Pierre-Yves Colin and Caroline Morey ©winesearcher.com

Q: If the wine in barrel is not ready to bottle, what happens next?

A: Harvest was in August/September, we bought your wine in December, and in January 2021 the wine will go in barrel to Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey (Meursault-Genevrières) or Emmanuel Rouget (Volnay-Santenots). For the next year or so, tending to your wine will be his responsibility - changing the barrel if needed, topping up, racking, and finally bottling, will be down to him. We chose these leading Burgundy winemakers carefully, knowing from our experience of their cellars, and from their reputations that they are the best possible choices. Between January and April 2022, one of these elite winemakers will judge the best time to bottle your wine. Then, it will be ready for shipping to Hong Kong. We will take care of every step for you, delivering the wine to your home or cellar in Hong Kong.

 

Q: How can I personalise the label? 

A: Buyers of Hospices de Beaune barrels have the privilege to put their name as buyer on the label. We have especially arranged that you can put your name on the label of just one quarter of a barrel quantity (72 bottles). You can put your name, the name of your 2020-born child, the name of a couple who got engaged or married in 2020, or who celebrated a significant anniversary, or you can put the name of your company for corporate gifts. We will arrange this for you as part of the service. Read our Personalised Label section for more details.

 

Q: What makes these bottles special?

A: I have found over the years that these wines have provided a lot of fun – both opening at family gatherings, parties, and so on, not to mention seeing the wine’s evolution in bottle. They’ve made perfect gifts too. You may choose to do the same, or you may wish to mark the occasion of the birth of a child, a marriage, an anniversary, an engagement, and so on. This purchase of a share of a barrel of Hospices de Beaune is ideal as you will have a wine to enjoy and to keep, and it will have your name (or the child’s name, or the couple’s names) printed officially on the label.


Please let us know if you’d like to join in our 2020 barrels.