Top 10 Italians at Sotheby's

Feb 14, 2015 1129

by Tom Bruce Gardyne

Sotheby's has just published its 2014 Ranking. While no Italian made their overall top 10 led by Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, there is strong interest in the wines particularly in the States. "We do see the best market for Italian wine is New York," said Jamie Ritchie, president & CEO of America's and Asia, Sotheby's wine. "It's always been like that. American buyers appreciate the wines, and there's some Italian heritage of course."

Ritchie admitted that Sotheby's Italian sales had been "a little bit skewed by a big, single owner sale from the James H Clark collection in November." The cellar of the Silicon Valley tycoon had a clear bias towards Piedmont over Tuscany, which helped kick Masseto from its top slot in this year's top 10.

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