A phenomenal array of the finest private wine (& spirit) collections. Flagship Sale of the Year, 2022’s Most Eagerly-awaited Wines
Geneva, 11 October 2022 – Excitement is running high for “THE” sale of the year in 2022, open to the public. “Moonlight”, the next Baghera/wines auction, will be held in Geneva on Sunday 27 November in the Beau-Rivage Hotel lounges. The fine wine enthusiast and collector community all agree that this selection represents the best auction of the year. True to its reputation, Baghera/wines has once again accomplished the feat of bringing together the crème de la crème of precious wines for this spectacular physical sale in autumn 2022. Over 1,500 bottles, magnums and large formats with impeccable provenance, spanning more than three centuries of global wine production, will be presented for review by the most important and meticulous collectors of rare wines.
More than three centuries of international wine production with a single common denominator: PASSION
With “Moonlight”, Baghera/wines is putting its name to a landmark sale where discovery is the name of the game. Bathed in a metaphorical lunar glow, certain forgotten vintages and others originating from territories worth (re) discovering offer a new perspective for enlightened wine lovers in search of new horizons to explore. Like adventurers in a land of ever-changing attractions, the Baghera/wines teams make use of intelligence and vision to provide a customized immersion into the passion behind wine.
A subtle symphony of private collections covering a period in winemaking from 1895 to 2019 underpins this new chapter by Baghera/wines designed to nourish the interest of collectors with increasingly sophisticated tastes. Over and above the thrill of the moment, in-house specialist teams pay every attention to detail and are uncompromising when it comes to storage conditions, hygrometry and temperature control.
Michael Ganne and Julie Carpentier, Baghera/wines’ founders and auctioneers for the sale, comment: “The excitement is palpable. ‘Moonlight’ is undoubtedly THE wine auction of the year. There are many happy moments in our business, and it was one of these that inspired the title of this physical sale in autumn 2022: it’s that sacred instant when we bring out treasures that have been buried for decades. Ideally preserved and pampered, these bottles are the pure reflection of our philosophy, which is focused on extreme quality. We will also rediscover the joy of getting together amid an uncertain economic and geopolitical context. Such times are the spice of life and we expect collectors from all over the world to join us in celebrating the joys of wine in a professional and highly competent setting.”
“Moonlight”: The quintessence of an ideal collection
Perfectly formulated, “Moonlight” represents the quintessence of the ideal collection. It incorporates world-renowned French terroirs, Spain and Italy’s greatest vineyards, and from overseas, their most sought-after Australian and Californian counterparts. A dream collection of the most emblematic producers imaginable. Some of the best names, such as Conterno, Giacosa, Soldera, Quintarelli, Vega Sicilia, Ygay, Dominus, Harlan, Shafer, Penfolds, Krug, Moët & Chandon, Clos Rougeard, Guigal, Chave, Rayas, Bizot, Engel, Jayer, Liger-Belair, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Roumier, Rousseau, d’Auvenay, Coche-Dury, Leroy, Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Mouton, Margaux, Haut-Brion, Mission Haut-Brion, Pétrus, Le Pin, Lafleur, Cheval Blanc, Ausone, d’Yquem, Macallan and Karuizawa are all part of this catalogue of fine wines and spirits.
More than 1,500 bottles, magnums and large formats spread over 192 lots cover exceptional appellations much sought-after by connoisseurs of great terroirs.
Once again, Baghera/wines is putting its name to a sale with provenance that is as unique as it is exceptional, in terms of its quality, its conservation conditions and its storage. Baghera/wines pays close attention to the provenance and exceptional quality of the wines it offers for sale, relying on the skills of its experts who are among the most experienced in the world.
Top lots in the sale:
- Ermitage, Cuvée Cathelin
- Domaine JL Chave, vertical from 1990 to 2009
- 7 bottles
- CHF 40,000 – 80,000
- Vega-Sicilia “Unico” complete vertical pack from 1960 – 2010
- 36 magnums
- CHF 40,000 – 80,000
- Giacomo Conterno Monfortino vertical from 1958 to 2013
- 15 bottles & 1 magnum
- CHF 19,000 – 38,000
- Domaine Henri Jayer, Richebourg 1959
- 1 bottle
- CHF 60,000 – 120,000
- Château Mouton Rothschild 1945
- 1 magnum
- CHF 20,000 – 40,000
- Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2000
- 1 magnum
- CHF 50,000 – 100,000
- The Macallan Red Collection, 78 years old
- 1 bottle
- CHF 70,000 – 140,000
Key data from the Baghera/wines “MOONLIGHT” sale:
- Total bottles: 1,502
- 51 half-bottles
- 1291 bottles
- 140 magnums
- 14 double-magnums / jeroboams
- 5 imperials / methuselahs
- 1 salmanazar
Place: Geneva – SWITZERLAND | Beau-Rivage, Geneva
Date: Sunday 27 November from 2pm
Number of lots: 192
Physical auction open to the public and live-streamed.
Online catalogue accessible: 14 October 2022 on www.bagherawines.com
Limited edition paper catalogue: Available as of 7 November on request
ABOUT BAGHERA/WINES, EXPERTS IN EXCEPTIONAL WINES
European leader in rare wine auctions based in Geneva, Baghera/wines offers a new approach to sales of exceptional vintages by placing conviviality and sharing at the heart of their events. Since 2015, passionate experts Michael Ganne and Julie Carpentier have developed a bureau dedicated exclusively to rare wines, and which guides collectors in all aspects of enhancing the value of a collection.
In 2018-19, the historic sale of Henri Jayer’s personal cellar, to date the world’s most important wine auction ever (CHF 34.5M), followed by an unprecedented sale exclusively dedicated to the wines of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and then by the final bottles from Domaine René Engel, propelled Baghera/wines to the position of European leader in wine auctions.
The experienced team working with Baghera/wines’ experts offers excellent tailor-made professional advice to international collectors passionate about rare fine wines including the organization of master classes, as well as careful selection of wines for private tastings, dinners and events combining music and wine. In September 2020, Baghera/wines officially inaugurated its new Geneva establishment, incorporating a private club and boutique dedicated to fine wines, within the Beau-Rivage hotel, Geneva. In October 2022, the company is further expanding its activities in Asia with the opening of Baghera/wines Singapore Ltd in Singapore. This entity will hold physical and online auctions from December 2022.