The Grand Cru Richebourg by Henri Jayer, is the wine with the highest average price of 16.193 $ , but actually it seems quite reasonable compared to the maximum price of a Lafite
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In the list of most expensive around the world the prices are really extraordinary.
A glass, not even full of the Grand Cru Richebourgby Henri Jayer, produced in the Cote de Nuits in Bourgogne, which dominates the list, and costs about 1.500€.
Henri Jayer, who passed away in 2006, is the true king of high priced wines with 3 references among the first 10. The concentration and the elegance of his Bourgogne, the innovation that he has brought to the Vineyard and in the cellar make Jayer a legend that today relives in the Pinot Noir from Richebourg and Cros Parantoux a small vineyard a little more than one hectare of Vosne Romanée in fourth position in the list.
The other protagonist of the most expensive wines is the Domaine Romanée Contial, in second position for its average price beats however Henri Jayer for the maximum price. It is a question of fame or rather legend which regards some wineries which determine a
surprising gap between the average price and the highest. So Petrus generally has a quote of 2.985 but can also be paid 35.949 just like a Lafite Rothschild is usually found at the reasonable price of 1.209 $ someone even asks for 135.299$. Take note of the last two prices which actually seem taken form a discount store.
On the whole the Bourgogne region dominates unchallenged among 50 most expensive wines where practically only French is spoken. There are then 5 German wineries, one American and surprisingly a Portuguese one, there are no Italians but Bruno Giacosa is getting there.
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