Baghera/Wines Reminder | Moonlight – Flagship sale of the year 2022

A phenomenal range of the best private wine (and spirits) collections. Flagship sale of the year, the most anticipated wines of 2022

Geneva, October 11, 2022 – The excitement is on the agenda for “THE” sale of the year 2022, open to the public. “Moonlight”, the next Baghera/vin auction, will be held in Geneva on Sunday 27 November in the salons of the Beau-Rivage Hôtel. The community of fine wine lovers and collectors agrees that this selection represents the best auction of the year. True to its reputation, Baghera/wines has once again succeeded in bringing together the the best of the best of precious wines for this spectacular physical sale in the fall of 2022. More than 1,500 bottles, magnums and large formats with impeccable provenance, covering more than three centuries of world wine production, will be presented for examination 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 puts its name on a flagship sale where discovery is the watchword. Bathed in a metaphorical moonlight, certain forgotten cuvées and others from territories to be (re)discovered offer a new perspective to enlightened amateurs in search of new horizons to explore. Like adventurers in a country with constantly changing attractions, the Baghera/wines teams use intelligence and vision to offer a tailor-made immersion in the passion for wine.

A subtle symphony of private collections covering a winemaking period from 1895 to 2019 underpins this new chapter of Baghera/wines intended to nurture the interest of collectors with increasingly refined tastes. Beyond the emotion of the moment, the specialized internal teams are attentive to the details and uncompromising on the conditions of conservation, the hygrometry and the control of the temperatures.

Michael Ganne and Julie Carpentier, founders and auctioneers of Baghera/wines for the sale, comment: “The excitement is palpable. ‘Moonlight’ is undoubtedly THE wine auction of the year. There are many happy moments in our profession, and it is one of them that inspired the title of this fall 2022 physical sale: it is this sacred moment when we come out of the treasures buried for decades. Ideally preserved and pampered, these bottles are the pure reflection of our philosophy, focused on extreme quality. We will also rediscover the joy of finding ourselves in an uncertain economic and geopolitical context. These moments are the spice of life and we expect collectors around the world to join us in celebrating the joys of wine in a highly professional and professional setting.

“Moonlight”: The quintessence of an ideal collection

Perfectly formulated, “Moonlight” represents the quintessence of the ideal collection. It incorporates world-renowned French terroirs, the largest vineyards in Spain and Italy, and overseas, their most sought-after Australian and Californian counterparts. A dream collection from the most iconic producers imaginable. Some of the biggest 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 part of this catalog of great wines and spirits.

More than 1,500 bottles, magnums and large formats spread over 192 lots exceptional coverage designations much sought after by connoisseurs of great terroirs.

Once again, Baghera/wines puts its name on a sale whose provenance is as unique as it is exceptional, in terms of its quality, conservation conditions and storage. Baghera/wines pays particular 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 of the sale:

Batch 43

  • Hermitage, Cuvee Cathelin
  • Domaine JL Chave, vertical from 1990 to 2009
  • 7 bottles
  • CHF 40,000 – 80,000

Batch 16

  • Vega-Sicilia “Unico” complete vertical pack from 1960 to 2010
  • 36 magnum
  • CHF 40,000 – 80,000

Batch 2

  • Giacomo Conterno Monfortino vertical from 1958 to 2013
  • 15 bottles & 1 magnum
  • CHF 19,000 – 38,000

Batch 92

  • Domaine Henri Jayer, Richebourg 1959
  • 1 bottle
  • CHF 60,000 – 120,000

Lot 131

  • Château Mouton-Rothschild 1945
  • 1 magnum
  • CHF 20,000 – 40,000

Batch 102

  • Domain of Romanee Conti 2000
  • 1 magnum
  • CHF 50,000 – 100,000

Batch 190

  • The Macallan Red Collection, 78 years old
  • 1 bottle
  • CHF 70,000 – 140,000

Key figures for the Baghera/”MOONLIGHT” wine sale:

  • Total number of bottles: 1,502
  • 51 half-bottles
  • 1291 bottles
  • 140 magnum
  • 14 double-magnums / jeroboams
  • 5 imperials / Methuselahs
  • 1 salmaneser

Square: Geneva – SWITZERLAND | Beau-Rivage, Geneva

Date: Sunday November 27 from 2 p.m.

Number of batches: 192

Physical auction open to the public and broadcast live.

Online catalog accessible: October 14, 2022 on www.bagherawines.com

Limited edition paper catalog: available from November 7 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, the passionate experts Michael Ganne and Julie Carpentier have developed an office dedicated exclusively to rare wines, and which supports collectors in all aspects of the enhancement of a collection.

In 2018-19, the historic sale of Henri Jayer’s personal cellar, to date the largest wine auction in the world (CHF 34.5M), followed by an unprecedented sale exclusively dedicated to wines from the Domaine de Romanée-Conti and then the last bottles of Domaine René Engel, propelled Baghera/wines to the rank of European leader in wine auctions.

The experienced team working with the Baghera/wines experts offers excellent tailor-made professional advice to international collectors with a passion for rare fine wines, including the organization of master classes, as well as a 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, integrating a private club and a boutique dedicated to fine wines, within the Beau-Rivage hotel in Geneva. In October 2022, the company further expands its operations in Asia with the opening of Baghera/wines Singapore Ltd in Singapore. This entity will organize physical and online auctions from December 2022.

Shirley M. Pinder