The 153rd Hospices de Beaune charity auction has reached a new price record with 6,3m€ of total sales, a 26.6% increase form 2012. Thought the 2013 vintage is not supposed to be one of the best in the decade, the relatively low quantity has still generated an all-time high. According to the communication director of Albert Bichot, “It's a reflection of the rarity and the quality” of the wine that can explain the price paid for the 443 barrels sold this year.