Take the edge off of bidding in a crowded room and go the online route for this South African first, curated by Strauss & Co auctions. Expect to find a wealth of art, with paintings, works on paper and prints by top South African artists such as William Kentridge, Marlene Dumas, Simon Stone and many others. With 80 lots from 35 producers on auction, the wine, collection includes mature vintages rarely found on the market. There is also a fine selection of silver, glassware, ceramics and furniture.
“Burgundy wines have surged in demand world-wide recently, as collectors hone in on the most hallowed producers and vineyards,” says Roland Peens, Director of Wine Cellar fine wine merchants and Strauss & Co wine auction partner. “Mature bottles are ever more rare and the Strauss & Co online sale offers the most special Chardonnay in the world, Le Montrachet, as well as one of the most special Pinot Noir vineyards, Bonne-Mares. Burgundy is the home of Pinot and Chardonnay, a historical and very special region in east-central France. Many believe the elegant dry white and red wines from Burgundy are the pinnacle of wine.”
Just north of Burgundy is the region of Champagne which produces the most treasured sparkling wines in the world. Mature Grand Marque Champagnes are on offer, a sophisticated and complex wine that few can match. Incredible Champagnes back to the 1980s from the likes of Salon, Dom Perignon, Drappier and Laurent Perrier are on offer. Rare Burgundies back to the 1990s include fine bottles from George Roumier, Coche-Dury, Joseph Drouhin, Rene Engel and Comte de Vogue.
South Africa has a rich heritage of producing quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and is considered among the finest outside of Burgundy. Produced in small pockets across the Cape, very little mature wine is available in the market however. Strauss & Co offers pristine stock from the top producers including Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Crystallum, Kershaw, Lismore, Meerlust, Newton Johnson, Paul Cluver, Storm Wines and Restless River.
The process of online bidding is simple. After registration on the website, bidding confirmations and updates are sent to the bidder via email and sms. Bid from anywhere, at anytime on the fine wine and art lots of this combined Strauss & Co fine wine and art online auction which runs until Monday the 16th of March, 8pm.
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