Autumn wine auction season to kick off at Christie's HK Sep 3-4

Christie’s will kick off its Autumn wine sale season with a two-day sale in Hong Kong Sep 3-4. Valued over HK$46 million/US$5.8 million, the sale features 572 lots comprising an array of pristine wines from every corner of the globe. Highlights of the two-day sale include a spectacular vertical collection of vintage 1981 to 2005 Château Lafite Rothschild on 3 September, and an extremely rare 1911 champagne direct from the Moët et Chandon winery to be sold on 4 September.

The super-rare 1911 Champagne direct from the Moët et Chandon winery will be auctioned for charity off a luxurious Louis Vuitton leather treasure chest containing six bottles of Grand Vintage. The successful bidder and five guests will be invited to join an exclusive private lunch with Moët’s celebrity spokeswoman Scarlett Johansson, jointly hosted by Daniel Lalonde, President of the House of Moët & Chandon and Mark Bedingham, Regional Managing Director of Moët Hennessy Asia Pacific on 6 September. For this charity lot, proceeds will be donated to support environmental initiatives in China spearheaded by The Nature Conservancy.