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Le Marais

Creative Agency: Manifesto Design
Designer: Luisa Rheinlander
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: St Leger Wines
Location: Perth, Australia
Packaging Contents: Wine
Packaging Materials: Glass, Wax

Le Marais is a Natural Sweet dessert wine from Constantia in South Africa. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Constantia valley was renowned worldwide for its dessert wines, which were drunk by aristocracy and became highly sought after by royal courts throughout Europe.

This wine style was coveted in eighteenth-century French royal courts, so the label pays homage to the elaborate and somewhat outlandish ornamentation of hair and clothing at the time.

Wine tasting notes are often very descriptive, so the fruit and flowers depicted in the lady's head-piece allude to the perfumed floral notes and ripe fruit flavours that feature in the wine. The Protea, the national flower of South Africa also appears in the bouquet as a reference to the wines origins.

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