Aulden Cellars-Sotheby's - Finest and Rarest Wines - May 17, 2008 Aulden Cellars-Sotheby’s May 17th sale of Finest and Rarest Wines will feature wines direct from both the Peter Michael Winery, being sold to benefit the Sir Peter and Lady Michael Foundation
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New York, New York – Aulden Cellars-Sotheby’s May 17th sale of Finest and Rarest Wines will feature wines direct from both the Peter Michael Winery, being sold to benefit the Sir Peter and Lady Michael Foundation to support the fight against cancer, and also from Château Angélus. The Peter Michael offering, which is expected to bring $120,000*, will highlight the full range of their wines: Mon Plaisir, Belle Côte, Ma Belle Fille, Cuvée Indigène, La Carrière, Point Rouge, Les Pavots, Le Moulin Rouge and L’Après Midi, including verticals, complete historic verticals and many in large-format. The Château Angélus offering, which is estimated in excess of $117,000, features vintages ranging from 1989 to 2005 – with a quantity of large-format bottles, from magnums, double magnums, jeroboams and imperials, as well as wines from their sister property at La Fleur de Bouard. The list of wines on offer is at the end of the press release.
Jamie Ritchie, Head of Sotheby’s Wine department in North America, continued: “We are delighted to feature wines direct from the cellars of these two extraordinarily prestigious wineries that share the same goal of making the best possible wine from their own unique terroirs in Sonoma County and St Emilion. The world’s top collectors are always looking to buy wines in perfect condition and with the very best provenance and it does not get any better than when the wines come directly from the wineries own cellar.”
Wines Direct from The Peter Michael Winery
In 1982 Sir Peter Michael built the Peter Michael Winery Estate on a square mile of rocky volcanic ridges that form the western face of Mount St. Helena. In so doing he realized a dream conceived as a young man when his father, who lived in France, took him on a tour of some of the renowned chateaux of Europe. From the beginning, the wine-growing philosophy was modeled on the French tradition that grape selection, barrels, methodology all were to come from France, but not in an effort to imitate the French. What he wanted was a range of wines that could hold their own alongside the great growths of Burgundy and Bordeaux. The winery was first under the stewardship of Helen Turley and is now led by Nicolas Morlet. The wines of Peter Michael have earned numerous accolades from the critics all around the world.
Serena Sutcliffe, MW, Head of Sotheby’s International Wine department, said: “Peter Michael Winery is a shining example of what can be done in California where there is the desire to reach for the stars in terms of integrity and quality. The aim of this remarkable estate is to express the character and identity of each and every plot of vineyard through the wines that they craft with such extraordinary care and intelligence. The result is impressive and deeply satisfying for those of us who love to