Coming up on Tuesday 8 August we have our Fine Wines and Everyday Drinking Wines auction. The auction offers top Bordeaux in the form of 2009 Rauzan Segla, 2009 Batailley and 2019 Leoville Barton as well as second wines such as Alter Ego, Reserve de la Comtesse and Baron de Brane. Further auction highlights include 1996 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 Ridge Montebello and half-bottles of 2002 Donnhoff, Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Eiswein. From the selection of white wines, we have Domaine William Fevre, Chablis Bougros 2015 and Rhone whites from Ferraton, Alain Voge and Chateau de Beaucastel.
The auction also includes some delightful everyday drinking wines such as 2007 Chateau Morange Mathilde from St. Emilion (Lots 137-161). Here Mark Robertson, Dreweatts Senior Wine Consultant, tells us more about this wine.
Lots 137-161: ß 2007 Mathilde, Chateau La Fleur Morange, Saint-Emilion, 12 x 75cl - In Bond | Est. (per lot) £120-180 (+ fees)
I think it was Nicole Kidman who once said she only drank Petrus. It makes me proud that our sales at Dreweatts can not only help Nicole, but also provide a vast and eclectic range of wine for everyone else. In our August auction, we are delighted to offer multiple cases from one of Bordeaux’s smallest and most exciting new estates - 2007 Chateau La Fleur Morange, Cuvee Mathilde.
La Fleur Morange's story did not begin with a 17th century aristocrat, but a carpenter, who started planting grapes to prevent the local authority from turning some of his land into a housing development.
Jean-François Julien’s resourcefulness soon turned into a passion and he discovered a further plot of some of St Emilion’s oldest vines, planted in an iron rich clay soil, (not dissimilar to Petrus - take note Nicole!) and in 1999 - the next chapter began.
This tiny property of 1.5 hectares produces about 800 cases across two wines, with an innovative and literal hands-on approach at every stage - from harvest, sorting and destemming. In 2000, Jean-François Julien received a call telling him that Robert Parker (a man he had never heard of) loved his wines. This changed his life, and by 2012 he had achieved Grand Cru Classe status.
The overall 2007 vintage never wowed the critics on release and was a little expensive but with a soft easy going early drinking style, mellow tannins and medium concentration, it has always been a consumer favourite. It is a fabulous opportunity to buy this rare wine and we recommend that you enjoy it over the next few years.