Endless vineyards soaked with the generous southern sun suspended in a fleeting moment of true happiness: Abrau-Durso Russian Winehouse has launched a new limited collection of sparkling wines. The label was designed by Natalia Nesterova, a globally known Russian artist, Doctor and Academician of Painting, whose works are stored with the greatest museums of the world. Her miniature painting Moments of Happiness will decorate the bottles of Imperial Cuvée L'Art Nouveau premium aged sparkling wine.
Natalia Nesterova is widely known beyond Russia; her works are part of the collections of the largest museums of the world: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of New York, National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, the National Art Museum of China, the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, the Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art and many others.
While restrained on the outside, her works are full of emotional tension. Ordinary, easily recognizable details suddenly turn paradox and absurd, and seeming simplicity turns into depth and ambiguity. The images have multiple meanings and layers of perception, but in the heart of the narration, there is a complex, comprehensive world of human feelings.
The emotional intensity characteristic of Natalia Nesterova's work is also revealed in the sketches created for Abrau Durso's limited collection of sparkling wines. Two figures, a man and a woman, soaked with sun, face the vineyards, and one can feel their serenity and peace even without seeing their faces. The Moments of Happiness miniature precisely reflects the atmosphere of the south, the genuine beauty and richness of the land where Abrau-Durso wines are born.
«I've been to many places with vineyards descending from the slopes, grapes turning red in the autumn and smelling sweet. This work is based on my reminiscences of the most beautiful places where grapes are pressed in large jars, where people sing and enjoy life. "I have painted a lot of works about harvesting grapes, and now I am happy to come back to this theme", Nesterova said.
This year, Abrau-Durso Russian Winehouse presents its fifth limited collection created together with famous Russian artists. Natalia Nesterova's "Moments of Happiness" decorates Imperial Cuvée L'Art Nouveau Brut premium sparkling wine made from selected Grand Cru grapes. Imperial is made using the classic method only from cuvées, the grape juice from first pressing, and aged in rock tunnels for at least four years. The collection will be limited to 1000 large 1.5 litre bottles and will be exclusively available in Abrau-Durso Wine Atelier boutiques.