LONDON, August 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
In its first year of operating its Manila office, AWC Philippines has secured an exclusive importation and distribution agreement with one of the world's leading fine wine producers. Domaine Clarence Dillon, producers of Château Haut-Brion (1st Classified Growth), Château Le Mission Haut-Brion and Château Quintus, launched "Clarendelle - Inspired by Haut-Brion" in 2005 to provide wine lovers around the world with the opportunity to experience the expertise of the Haut-Brion winemaking team at a more approachable price point. The Domaine Clarence Dillon agreement will see AWC exclusively distribute the Clarendelle brand within the Philippines market as well as serve as the national agent for Haut-Brion, La Mission Haut-Brion and Quintus.
Comprising four selections - red, white, rosé and sweet - each Clarendelle - Inspired by Haut-Brion wine is crafted by the same winemaking team as Château Haut-Brion using traditional Bordeaux varieties and methods. Carefully matured by the Château, the Clarendelle wines are only released onto the market when they are at their optimal maturity and ready for drinking.
Speaking about the new agreement, AWC Asia Sales Manager Jean Philippe Guillot, comments, "The Philippines is a rapidly growing market that demonstrates the appetite for quality wines across Asia. Clarendelle is a 'stepping stone wine' that allows consumers new to fine wine appreciation the ability to recognise the quality and complexity of traditional Bordeaux styles."
Clarendelle is the first new wine developed by Haut-Brion in decades. The brand was conceived and spearheaded by Prince Robert of Luxembourg, great-grandson of Clarence Dillon, the US financier who purchased Haut-Brion in the 1930s and whose investment ensured its long term future.
AWC is a luxury wine and spirits company that was originally established more than 25 years ago by current CEO Stephen Williams. From its headquarters in London and its two sales offices in Asia, AWC supplies fine wine to private individuals, hotels, restaurants, and the global wine trade.
While maintaining a passion for antique vintages, the company's product range is principally composed of contemporary vintages which are capable of becoming the antiques of the future. Irrespective of vintage, the company only trades in exceptionally fine wine.
Internationally recognised as experts in the fine wine industry, AWC's exclusive stocks and services are highly sought-after. The company routinely manages, provides advice on and actively supports wine cellars that are held in châteaux, palaces, grand hotels and exclusive, private residences worldwide.
In 2013 AWC's trading entities were amalgamated to form AWC Global PLC; a UK Public Limited Company, which is currently engaged in a multi-year programme of expansion into traditional and emerging fine wine markets around the globe.
As a company, AWC is uniquely positioned amongst international wine merchants due to its long-standing sourcing and customer relationships, its strong brand image, the impressive physical premises of its global headquarters in London, its substantial stock holdings, and its robust IT and operational infrastructure.
SOURCE Antique Wine Company