Mouton-Rothschild to Release 2000 Vintage in Special Bottle
Every vintage since 1945, Château Mouton-Rothschild's labels have been illustrated with works by leading artists, who are usually commissioned to create something especially for the estate. But for the exceptional 2000 vintage, in a departure from tradition, the bottle itself will be decorated.
Unveiled yesterday during the Vinexpos Americas trade show in New York, the new bottle design features a reproduction of an item from the château's Museum of Wine in Art. Enameled in gold on the glass is the "Augsburg Ram," a silver-gilt drinking vessel created circa 1590 by Jakob Schenauer, a German master metalsmith. Glassmaker B.S.N. developed a new technique for enameling in relief, in order to capture the look of the original work.
The ram, Mouton's symbol, has appeared on previous labels, from the first artist label, an art deco version created by the poster artist Jean Carlu for the 1924 vintage, to the playful image created by poster artist Raymond Savignac for the 1999 vintage.
The bottle also carries the Mouton name and coat of arms, the vintage and the signature of Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, all in gold. As proof of authenticity, each bottle will have the Château Mouton-Rothschild name engraved in this base.
Read news about last year's Mouton label:
Château Mouton-Rothschild Releases 1999 Artist's Label