Château Mouton Rothschild commissions a world-renowned artist to design the upper part of each new vintage’s label. Last week the Bordeaux First Growth revealed its 2012 label: a depiction of two rams on their hind legs against a watercolour background of pea green and sky blue. Inspired by the château’s emblem, the 2012 label was designed by Catalan artist Miquel Barceló and was the last to be signed by the late Baroness Philippine de Rothschild.
Miquel Barceló is one of Spain’s most influential artists. His work has been exhibited at the Louvre museum and, in 2008, he was commissioned to paint a dome roof worth an estimated €18m (R250m) at the United Nations’ Palace of Nations in Geneva. He joins a long list of avant-garde artists who have been commissioned by Mouton, including Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso.