Taittinger, the famous champagne brand and photographer Sebastião Salgado have joined forces to create a unique bottle.
Support and field of inspiration
Since 1983, Taittinger has organized prodigious encounters between one of its great vintage cuvées and a great contemporary artist. The bottle becomes both support and field of inspiration for an exceptional creation, signed like a work by the artist. Taittinger has therefore selected its 2008 vintage for Sebastio Salgado. The particularity of Sebastiao Salgado’s work is to only work with black and white film. Sebastiao Salgado through this work wishes to highlight biodiversity and give pride of place to wild animals. This leopard is taken from his work Genesis, with an evocative name, the scene is located in Namibia in the Barab River Valley in Damaraland. Born in Brazil in 1944, Sebastião Salgado studied economics and, while still a student, married Lélia, in architecture class at the National School of Fine Arts. She is the one who provides him with the camera that he will use a lot during his travels in Africa, while working in London for the International Coffee Organization.
La Main de L’homme
Photography became such a passion that he stopped his economic activity and embarked, with the support of his wife, on a career as a photographer. Together, from 1973, they will travel through Africa, Latin America, the Amazon. The prolific work of Sebastião Salgado testifies to his commitment to the planet and those who live there, men or animals. In “La main de l’homme“, published in 1993, the artist focuses on the world of workers, paying homage to those whose lives are made up of effort and hard work. In “Exodus”, published in 2000, he reports on the courage of men confronted with dramatic, even unbearable situations.
“love letter for the planet”
Sebastião Salgado considers Genesis his “love letter for the planet”. Black and white images with masterful lights collected during thirty-two trips. From this collection is taken the image chosen by the artist for the Taittinger Collection. A leopard in the Barab River Valley in Damaraland, Namibia. (October/ November 2005). It reflects what is most universal, original. An animal that drinks from the source: life, simple and peaceful. And behind the work of art, the photo of a year.
The Brut Millésimé 2008
Champagne Taittinger produces a vintage cuvée only when the harvest is of exceptional quality. To this requirement are added several years of aging in the cellar, which guarantee the slow ripening of the aromas as well as the development of the length and complexity of the wine. The 2008 harvest gave vintage wines characterized by freshness and vivacity, whose perfectly blended acidity promises excellent aging potential, appreciated by connoisseurs. The nose of the Brut Millésimé 2008, intense and mineral, combines floral and citrus notes (lemon, grapefruit). On the palate, fruit, vinosity and richness dominate. The very long finish is marked by freshness.
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