An artist honored through each vintage of Château Mouton Rothschild
Bordeaux grands crus lovers know this, the Château Mouton Rothschild has built its notoriety thanks to its unique know-how and its high quality wines.
Although it is a premier cru classé, Château Mouton Rothschild also stands out for its labels. Since the Mouton Rothschild 1945 label, an artist has been chosen each year to create the label for the great wine. Each vintage therefore has a different label. The artist has infinite creative freedom when creating his work. Classical art, abstract art, drawings, calligraphy…
The art, history and passion of wine
Often dedicated to wine and the vine, for the realization of the design of the label some of these artists seem to be inspired by the emblem of the castle: the sheep.
The labels for the 1982, 1987, 1999 and 2000 vintages illustrate this:
These last decades have been steeped in history, which is why some vintages retrace a historical event.
On the occasion of the centenary of the Entente Cordiale concluded on April 8, 1904 between Great Britain and France; the Mouton Rothschild 2004 label was designed by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.
To mark this historic date between the two countries, Prince Charles accepted that one of his watercolors become the illustration of the label for the 2004 vintage with a few words added in his handwriting "To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Entente Cordiale - Charles, 2004”.
Internationally renowned contemporary artists
The year 1973 marks the world of art with the death of the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.
To pay homage to him, Baron Philippe de Rothschild decided that one of the emblematic paintings made by Pablo Picasso, and from his personal collection, will be the label of Château Mouton Rothschild 1973.
A few decades later, the label for the 2010 vintage was enhanced by American sculptor Jeff Koons.
This artist, who is part of contemporary art, was inspired by a fresco from Pompeii called "The Birth of Venus". He thus produced the label for Château Mouton Rothschild 2010 by making a few modifications to the antique fresco.
Jeff Koons has notably added silver lines representing a sailing boat which he will interpret as being "the ship which carries away, under a clear sun, an exquisite wine. ".
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