The 2018 vintage of Saint-Emilion Grand Cru magnified by Russian Art
Château La Grâce Dieu des Prieurs and the Russian Art Foundation are creating a unique collection of wines combining French gastronomy with Russian fine arts. The new labels for the 2018 vintage of Saint-Emilion Grand Cru are now selected and will be published very soon.
“An excellent wine is a work of art, therefore it deserves to have on its label a true masterpiece of Russian painting”, according to the creator of the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru wine of Château La Grâce Dieu des Prieurs. A wine is a work of art, it tells a story, invites the senses to travel and discover its rich heritage.
Russian artistic heritage meets French gastronomy
As for the Russian Art Foundation, founded in 2012, it is one of the most important private collections of Russian art dating from 1971 to 1991. These collected works have rarely been seen by an international public. Since its inception, the Foundation therefore aims to make its artistic heritage known and understood outside its borders through exhibitions and annual book publications.It is the blend of a deep respect for French culture and gastronomic traditions with the refinement and uniqueness of Russian cultural heritage that has given birth to the unique collection Art Russe Grand Cru Château La Grâce Dieu des Prieurs. Since 2014, wine traditions and fine arts have been brought together. The Foundation grants the estate the right to use twelve reproductions of the paintings to adorn each of its vintages.
2018 Vintage labels feature new Russian artists
The new labels for the 2018 vintage have been carefully selected from the works of the Russian Art Foundation, and the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2018 honours the compositions of Russian painters Arkady Plastov, Aristarkh Lentulov, Tahir Salahov, Tatiana Yablonskaya, Petr Ossovsky, Victor Ivanov, Nikolai Baskakov, Alexander Gerasimov, Nikolai Fechin and the Tkachev brothers.Their canvases illustrate the daily life of men and women during the Soviet years (late 19th and early 20th centuries). The Domaine du Château has chosen the bronze sculpture “Girl with a Jug” by the artist Vera Mukhina for the magnum version. The Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2018, sublimated with these delicate labels, will arrive soon.