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Rhône-Themed Auction kicks off first Strauss & Co wine auctions for the year

5 Feb 2024

The Rhône theme, which has rapidly become one of the most sought-after selections at Strauss & Co and is set to take centre stage for the first timed online wine auction of 2024 from Monday 5February until it closes at one minute intervals from 18h00 on Monday 12 February

Over the past decade, South African Rhône-style offerings have witnessed an explosive surge in popularity, led by the Swartland in the 2000s and subsequently spreading across the Cape. The auction will feature a stellar line-up of prestigious names, including Boekenhoutskloof, Boschkloof, David & Nadia, De Trafford, Hartenberg, Mullineux, Porseleinberg, Sadie Family, Saronsberg, Van Loggerenberg, and rare early vintages of The Foundry, providing a wide diversity for discerning buyers.

The Rhône valley selection, a cornerstone of the auction, is spearheaded by iconic estates such as Chateau Rayas in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Jean-Louis Chave in Hermitage. Notable vintage wines from the former appellation include Clos des Papes, Beaucastel, Vieux Telegraphe, and Pierre Usseglio, showcasing an incredible array for enthusiasts.

Strauss & Co Wine Specialist Higgo Jacobs expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming auction, “The Rhone valley offers some of the best buys on offer in France, both for investment and current enjoyment purposes. Our February catalogue comprises a wide array of rare finds, suitable for all pockets.”

Roland Peens, another Wine Specialist at Strauss & Co, added, “An exciting Rhône valley and Rhône-style offering has fast-become one of the most popular at Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auctions. We feature 6 wines that have received 100 Points from Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate | Guigal, Clos St Jean, 2 x M.Chapoutier, Paul Avril Clos de Papes, and Sine Qua Non – what a way to start the year.”

The auction will showcase top lots, both international and from South Africa, offering an opportunity for wine enthusiasts to acquire some of the most coveted Rhône-style wines.


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