Ruinart doesn’t just produce great wines; it promotes the art and craftsmanship surrounding them as well. Having already worked with renowned artists and designers such as Herve Van Der Straeten, Piet Hein Eek and Patricia Urqiola, the champagne house has now extended its series of artistic collaborations by teaming up with Scottish visual artist Georgia Russell to create a limited edition collection of its flagship wine – the Blanc de Blancs.
Russell drew inspiration from Maison Ruinart and its unique century-old chalk quarries and cellars during her visit and applied her signature usage of a sharp scalpel to cut fine patterns into old books and vintage photographs and transforming entire volumes into intricate works of art to create an exquisite ornament to encase the Blanc de Blancs bottle.
The ornament resembles a single leaf cut with an intricate pattern, similar to the carvings on Ruinart’s chalk walls. The subtle play of light and shadows to reveal the champagne’s colour was Russell’s way of showcasing the way the walls reflect sunlight.
The Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Collection is exclusively available on www.chateauasia.com at SGD178.