Wine Auction of Rare Bottles to Raise Money for Cancer Research

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The highest bidder will receive 29 extraordinary bottles of wine, and more.

Mounir Saouma of Lucien Le Moine, a wine producer based in Burgundy, is teaming up with the Institut Curie to raise some major money for cancer research. Founded in 1920, Marie Curie’s institute will be celebrating 100 years of research and education in 2020.

The shining star of the lot is the 29-bottle collection of fine wines from various producers, including a bottle of Cristal Louis Roederer 2007. (You can find a full list of the wines below). According to the release, the highest bidder will also receive a “morning tour at Lucien Le Moine of Grand Cru from Clos de Bèze to Montrachet, followed by lunch for two in the Beaune cellar prepared by a Michelin star chef.” The tasting will include 16 Grands Crus, from Clos de Vougeot to Batard.


Left: Mounir Saouma. Right: Lucien Le Moine collection. Courtesy Mounir Saouma

The bidding is currently at $90,250––if Mounir Saouma of Lucien Le MOine and the Itstitut Curie are not satisfied with the bids, they will consider auctioning off each element of the lot separately in an effort to raise more funds. Remember: All of the money raised will be going toward cancer research, treatment, and education.

The auction is open for bids until Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. EST. For those who are interested, reach out to Alyssa Faden at Vintus PR for more information. Here’s a full list of the wines included in this lot:

3L Château Petrus 1996

3L Hommage Jacques Perrin 2013

6L Ornellaia 2015

3L Chateau Latour 2006

3L Comte Liger Belair Vosne Romanée 1er Cru Brulées 2008

3L Cristal Louis Roederer 2007

3L Roberto Voerzio La Serra 2004

3L Roberto Voerzio Riserva Vecchie Viti Capalot & Brunate 2004

6L Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Clos Maréchal Rouge JF Mugnier 2008

3L Echezeaux Domaine Dujac 2011

Magnum Salon 2007

Magnum La Tache Domaine de la Romanée Conti 2009

Magnum Bienvenu Batard Montrachet JC Ramonet 2015

Magnum The Flight Screaming Eagle 2015

Magnum Cedric Bouchard Les Ursules 2014

6L Ermitage le Pavillon Chapoutier 2010

3L Ermitage l'Ermite Chapoutier 2012

3L Pavillon Blanc Château Margaux 2012

5 L Cognac Lheraud Vieille réserve de Paradis

9L Romanée St Vivant Lucien Le Moine 2007

3L Montrachet Lucien Le Moine 2007

3L Vosne Romanée 1er Cru Gaudichots Lucien Le Moine 2009

3L Pingus 2010

3L Clos St Hune Trimbach 1993

3L Donnhof Hermannshohle GG. 2012

3L Sandrone Le Vigne 2000

One bottle each: E. Guigal La Landonne 2015, La Turque 2015, La Mouline 2015