Pétrus and Romanée
Conti are the most expensive
wines in France.
bottle of a new Petrus vintage cost about
is a winery located in Pomerol, Bordeaux. Petrus
is a red wine. Merlot is the dominant grape.
Although Petrus does not have any ranking,
the quality is the same as any first growth
wines from Bordeaux.
price of a Romanée Conti bottle is often
2 or 3 times higher than Petrus ! Romanée
Conti is one of the best red wine in the world.
winery is located in Cote de Nuits in Burgundy,
meaning that winemakers use Pinot Noir grapes.
It is probably one of the most traditional
wineries in France. Wines are produced in small
quantities while the demand is huge.
is why a bottle of Romanée Conti can
cost $3,000 and even more. A bottle of the
1978 vintage was sold $24,000 in an auction.
expensive wines are Cheval Blanc in Saint Emilion,
Yquem in Sauternes, Margaux, Lafite, Mouton
and Haut Brion in Bordeaux, Bellet in Nice,
Daumas Gassac in Languedoc and many others.
September 28th 2006, Mouton Rothschild 1945
became the most expensive vintage. An auctioneer
bought 6 magnums bottles for $345,000 and 12
regular bottles for $290,000 bringing the value
of Mouton Rothschild 1945 at $28,750 a bottle.
bottle of Lafite from Bordeaux was sold $160,000
! This 1787 vintage belonged to Thomas Jefferson.
However the wine is not drinkable anymore.
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