|Paper Size (W x H)||24 x 19 ins|
This stunning work of art by Valentino Monticello, Burgundy, is produced, in accordance with the artist’s customary technique, using only the labels taken from bottles of fine wine. Burgundy in France is perhaps the best known wine region in the world and is famous both for the red wines made principally from pinot noir grapes and for the white wines made from chardonnay grapes, which are sold around the world. The many Burgundian estates are classified from carefully controlled ‘grand cru’ vineyards down to more non-specific regional appellations.
As a region, Burgundy runs from Auxerre in the north down to Macon in the south. Chablis, a white wine made from chardonnay grapes, in made in the region around Auxerre. Perhaps its most famous region though is the Côte d’Or, where all Burgundy’s grand cru vineyards are situated. The Côte d’Or is split into two parts: the Côte de Beaune, which represents the heart of the winegrowing area of Burgundy; and the Côte de Nuits, which runs from Dijon to Nuits-Saint-Georges.
Burgundy enjoys a climate characterised by both cold winters and hot summers and the unpredictability of weather which can bring rain, hail, and frost at harvest time ensures that there can be a considerable variation in quality between different vintages of the same wine. Vines have, however, been grown in Burgundy since at least the second century AD.
The print is hand numbered and accompanied by a certificate signed by the Master Printer and bearing a matching number to the print.
About the Artist
Valentino Monticello has three passions: wine, opera, and art. An exceptional talent, Monticello cuts and shapes his favourite wine labels into unique artworks.Find out more