Vintage Champagne Zao Wou-Ki Label
Bottle size: 75cl
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In 1964, the 32nd Venice Biennale was the scene of a great furore. Robert Rauschenberg, a 39-year old American artist, was awarded the Grand Prize.
The contemporary art world knew that he, together with Jasper Johns, was the link which connected the abstract expressionism of Pollock and Kooning to the Pop Art of Warhol and Lichtenstein. His art, like some surrealists, was made from discarded items, the old-fashioned and the worn out. His strength lay in the fact that every piece which he collected and assembled was imbued with life to such a degree that he created space (a collage) or time (an assembly).
The bottle contains a Brut Millésimé 2000, made from just the first press of 50 % Chardonnay from the Grands Crus of the Côte des Blancs region, and 50 % Pinot Noir.
Just before the harvest was due to take place, quite a lot of the crop was still yet to ripen and the rain was lashing down. Luckily, the sunshine returned and the grapes matured quickly, and by the start of September had reached unexpectedly good levels. The Chardonnays are floral with a full, complex structure. The Pinots Noirs are full-bodied and full of flavour, with a red fruit aroma.
Good in original presentation box
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