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Expensive Wines from France

France is a country that has such a different range of wines from the many different wine regions and each one of these will provide a taste, aroma and body like no other.

However there are some wines that are so sought after, they carry a premium price, with Petrus and Romanee Conti being the most expensive wines you can purchase in France.

To give you a quick idea, a bottle of Petrus vintage will cost you around 500 plus, so this one is not normally found on supermarket shelves!

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But, the Romanee Conti can cost anything upwards of a 1,000 for just one bottle and is classified as one of the most expensive red wines in the world, especially when you consider that a great vintage Romanee Costi could set you back 5,000 plus!

The Petrus winery is located in Bordeaux with merlot being the dominant grape, whereas it is Burgundy that produces the Romanee Conti red wine from the pinot noir grapes. 

One of the reasons these wines are so expensive is due to the small amounts produced, going for quality rather than quantity and of course this means that the demand is high.

There has always been a contest between Bordeaux and Burgundy, both of which claim to produce the best wines in the world, and they are probably both correct for their own distinct styles, even though Bordeaux is the most famous wine region in France.

Apart from Petrus, Bordeaux also plays host to other famous wineries, such as Cheval Blanc and Margaux, yet so does Burgundy with wines such as mersault also being produced in the region.

We thought we would provide you with some facts on expensive wines recently sold at auction in the United Kingdom.

Two cases of 12 of the famous Chateau Cheval Blanc from the year 1947 sold at auction for an incredible 71,000 to the same buyer from Asia.

More recently, but again in the year 2007, a case of 12 Domaine de la Romanee Conti vintage from 1967 sold for a staggering 58,500 to an American private collector, making this the most expensive case of wine sold at auction.

The case was just part of the sale of some very fine and rare wines, spirits and vintage Port, which achieved over 590,000 in sales in just that one of these auctions!

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