Wine Auction: the Grand Cru of Italy valuable wines of the Gelardini & Romani Wine Auctions
The auction of the "Grand Cru of Italy", focused on the "en primeur" sale of the top names of Italy’s oenology, organized by Gelardini & Romani Wine Auctions, gained 150,000 euro of encashment. Masseto on top, but many were the well knocked down wines
Masseto, Paleo, Sassicaia, Ornellaia, Pergole Torte and Fiorano Boncompagni Lodovisi: these are just some of the "en primeur" wines for auction of Grand Cru of Italy. As many as 150,000 euro of encashment, 87% of the catalogue price.
The winning Masseto
Even the Gelardini & Romani Wine Auctions, one of the major auction houses specialized in Italian wines, puts Masseto on top, which is flanked by Sassicaia, Ornellaia, Paleo, Pergole Torte and so on. Masseto was absolute protagonist among the top lots knocked down to a collector from Hong Kong with 48 bottles of the 2012 vintage sold for 23,040 euro, and the 12 magnums of the same vintage went for 15,600 euro.
Always Masseto was sold at the highest price per bottle (480 euro for the classic, 1,300 for the magnum), with average increases of 94% on the auction base, «an absolute record for an Italian wine sold "en primeur", 20% higher than the previous "en primeur" best sale recorded for Masseto 2010», was explained at Gelardini & Romani.
Other lots of merit
Among the six "en primeur" Grand Cru of Italy selected by Gelardini & Romani, important increases for
– Paleo 2012 (+43%, with an average price of 61.5 euro per bottle and 148 for the magnum)
– Ornellaia 2012 (+16%, with an average price of 129.50 euro per bottle and 260 for the Magnum)
– Sassicaia 2012 (+15%, 123 euro and 266 euro per bottle for the magnum), Oreno 2013 (+14%, 46,15 euro per bottle and 85.2 euro for the magnum)
– Le Pergole Torte 2012 (+12%, 58.3 euro per bottle and 118.3 euro for the Magnum one).