Pont des Arts Collaborates with Miquel Barceló

Pont des Arts is back with another artist-inspired wine collection. We’ve already ogled over their previous collaborations with Asia’s top creators, like Zao Wou Ki and Yue Minjun. This time, we’re obsessing over their fourth collection, displaying works by Spanish artist Miquel Barceló.

Barceló is a visionary. The celebrated artist earned the respect of the art world with his experimental approaches to painting and sculpture, bringing different styles and artistic movements together in his work. Not only did he create the beautiful work on the United Nations’ ceiling in Geneva, but he has also shown at the Picasso Museum in Paris and was the youngest artist ever to be shown at the Louvre.

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His works, which reference greats like Velásquez, Tintoretto, Rembrandt and Dubuffet, need to be seen to be believed. Guess what? Now you don’t need to leave home to do it! So, cancel that trip to Paris, because Pont des Arts is brining the artist’s unique works straight to you with this fourth collection, as varied and diverse as the artist’s portfolio.

Eight different vintage pours are available, and one beautiful Blanc de Blancs Champagne, each with a different piece of art on the label. Personally, we love them all – but here are just a few highlights.

The 2013 Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc
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What happens when you only use the best Sauvignon Blanc grapes from the best terroirs of Bordeaux? This Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a fresh pour as crisp as the scene on its label, graceful and refreshing with a certain intensity and charm in each glass. On the label, the Atlantic Ocean crashes into the shore, a beautiful, chaotic scene of nature.

The 2011 Bourgogne Chambolle – Musigny
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One of two highly limited, top quality reds from Burgundy in the collection, this Chambolle-Musigny is a beautiful expression of the grape. With a well-balanced palette and bouquet of black cherries, violet and spice, it’s a beguiling pour that’s perfect for wine lovers who will appreciate its surprising complexities. On the label is Barceló’s 2002 work “La Grotte”, a multi-coloured exploration of darkness and light.

The 2013 Bourgogne Gevrey – Chambertin
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Some say that the Gevrey – Chambertin is the King of the Côte-de-Nuits, and if this powerful Pinot Noir is any indication, we’re not disagreeing. This wine, the second Burgundy red in the collection, comes from one of the best regions in the world, and it lives up to the hype. On the nose you’ll find red currant, red fruits, spice and vanilla, while its taste develops over time. Don’t let the still life label, “Figes Flor” (2010) you. This is a profound, evolving pour, best served with lively discussion.

The 2012 Bordeaux Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
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Hailing from one of the most celebrated terroirs of Bordeaux, Saint-Émilion, this Grand Cru is generous and elegant. It’s a feast for so many of the senses, starting with the eyes. As you pour this blend (75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc), you’ll first notice the intense garnet colour. Take a sip and fall in love with the smooth mouthfeel and warm spices. Its bouquet is a charming mix of berries and exotic fruits, and all of this comes together to make the perfect wine, as passionate as the bull-fight depicted on the label “Tres Equis: La Suerte de Matar” (1990).

To find out more about the new collection, visit www.pontdesarts-wine.com. 

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