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The pricey vintages for the connoisseurs to invest in
Words by Ankita Bhowmick in The Lifestyle · Nov 19th, 2018
Besides being a great attraction to most of the connoisseurs in the world, fine wine has become one of the best-performing assets since around 20 years. The most expensive ones in the world fetch thousands of dollars and sometimes a bottle of them are worth more than one's yearly rent.
If you are a wine enthusiast and looking for the best on offer, we have listed below the top 10 most expensive ones in the world.
Owned by the world-renowned Domaine de La Romanée Conti, Romanee-Conti is the most expensive wine in the world. DRC, as it is commonly known, has a production that varies from 5,000 to 5,500 bottles per year from a vineyard of 1.8 hectares.
The best performing and most consistent wine from Burgundy, France, DRC has enjoyed great track record for growth over past 10-15 years.
The average price that a bottle of DRC would cost one $19,052, while the most expensive vintage was sold for $543,256.
Musigny Grand Cru is owned by Madame Leroy, who is known as the pioneer of biodynamic means of production. She was a co-owner of Domaine de la Romanee Conti (DRC) before she parted ways in 1992.
She is known to make exclusive wine that only the wealthy can afford. The production of Musigny Grand Cru is estimated to be 700 bottles per year. Cost of a bottle on an average is $17,783 and the most expensive vintage was sold for $58,154.
Scharzhofberger Riesling is owned by Egon Müller, a German winemaker. The owner of the wine producer Weingut Egon Müller, Scharzhof, that is located near Wiltingen have always been known for the fine quality of wine that they produce.
Since the 1900s, the Müller family have been renowned for producing some of the best wines in the world and have managed to sweet wines of great quality even when other estates of Scharzhofberger have failed to do so.
A bottle of the wine costs $13,376 and the most expensive vintage was sold for $33,388.
The story of the existence of this fine wine goes back to 1924 when Georges Roumier married a local Chambolle-Musigny girl, and received a part of Chambolle Musigny vineyards as dowry.
During the years that followed, the Roumier family went ahead and bought pockets of a number of Grand Cru vineyards and now own five in total. The average number of this wine that is produced per year is limited to 350-380 bottles.
The average price of a bottle of Domaine Georges Roumier is $12,186, while the most expensive vintage was sold $25,547.
Montrachet Grand Cru was owned by the late Anne Claude Leflaive, who was also known as the Grande Dame of Burgundy, who was considered to be the most famous producer in Puligny-Montrachet.
Domaine Leflaive’s holdings is known to represent some of the most prominent terroir in the world when it comes to Chardonnay. They also include he legendary Grand Cru vineyard Le Montrachet which is known for producing the greatest while Burgandy.
A bottle of this wine costs $10,184 and a bottle of the most expensive vintage was for $15,226.
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti (DRC) is undoubtedly one of the leading producers of wine in the market as they own the most prestigious estate and also the greatest white wine terroir in the world.
A bottle of the fine wine of Montrachet Grand Cru, on an average, costs $7,722. The most expensive vintage bottle was sold for $108,000.
Chambertin Grand Cru is owned by none other than Madame Leroy, the pioneer of biodynamic means of production.
Production of this wine is estimated to be somewhere between 750 and 900 bottles per year.
The average price of a bottle of Chambertin Grand Cru is $7,695 and the most expensive vintage was sold in for $16,524.
The owner of Richebourg Grand Cru, Madame Leroy currently owns two plots in Richebourg. The larger one is located in the northern part of the vineyard on the border to Les Verroilles ou Richebourg, while the one that is smaller in size is positioned between DRC and Mongeard-Mugneret.
A bottle of this wine on an average costs $5,848 and the most expensive vintage was sold for $10,000.
Wehlener Sonnenuhr Trockenbeerenauslese is owned by the Prüm family, who had a prominent presence in Wehlen for more than 400 years and has been considered as one of the best Riesling producers in Germany since the 1920s.
The estate owns 14 acres of vineyard and produces very less wine depending on vintage, which helps it acquire the value that it enjoys.
The average price of a bottle of this wine is $5,129 and a bottle of the most expensive vintage was sold for $14,600.
Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr is owned by the Fritz Haag vineyards, boasting a family history of more than hundreds of years. It was in the year 2005 when Oliver Haag took over the vineyard from his father.
The vineyard only raises Riesling grapes, that have a tendency to grow throughout the year and helps in the production of the finest of vintages.
The average price of a bottle of this wine would cost one $4,085 and the most expensive vintage was sold for $4,857.