The VDP Mosel Auction 2014 held last week was a contrast of high prices and bargains.
As usual, the event of the auction held by the Grosser Ring / VDP Mosel was a gathering of the who is who of the Riesling world and a “must-be-there” event ... if only to see Maximilian von Kunow, owner of the von Hövel Estate, aptly taking on the role of auctioneer (as one can see from the picture!)
The auction delivered two major surprises:
Most other wines were auctioned off at price levels slightly above with past vintages, no doubt due to the scarcity of the offer. The detailed list of results can be found in Mosel Fine Wines Issue No 26 (Oct 2014).
Note: we refer in this article to the hammer price (i.e. before commission fees, sales tax and any shipping costs), as these additional costs may depend on the region in which the buyer of these wines lives.
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