Ruinart champagne Credit Elsa Leyder

Discover the Ruinart Rosé vintage in pictures by the artist Elsa Leydier

The Ruinart Champagne House has unveiled sublime photos of the Ruinart Rosé vintage by the artist Elsa Leydier. Discover them here.

Photographs credits Cuvée Rosé Elsa Leydier

We discover the Ruinart Rosé cuvée. Photographed during its confinement by the young artist Elsa Leydier, winner of the second edition of the Prix Maison Ruinart in 2019. These luminous and lush photographs, celebrating nature, echo the exotic notes of this cuvée composed of 45% Chardonnay and 55% Pinot Noir, of which 18 to 19% is vinified in red.

For the first time, Ruinart wanted to extend the Prize by commissioning Elsa Leydier to create visuals celebrating the House’s emblematic vintages, in particular Ruinart Rosé, the singular expression of Ruinart taste. In 1764, Ruinart was the first company to market a rosé champagne, known at the time as “oeil de perdrix” (partridge’s eye).

It is important to me not to propose images that are made up of only one point of view, but on the contrary to propose photographs composed of multiple layers, influences… as is also the case with champagne. The bottles of Ruinart Rosé are shown here caught between the timelessness of the natural landscapes of the Champagne vineyards evoked by the vine leaves, and colours and patterns that evoke the contemporaneity of our digital age. “explains Elsa Leydier.

 

The artist, Elsa Leydier

Photographs credits Cuvée Rosé Elsa Leydier

For its second edition, the Prix de la Maison Ruinart rewards one of the artists presented in the Curiosa sector of Paris Photo. This is Elsa Leydier, a French photographer born in 1988 and living in Rio de Janeiro.

Elsa is interested in the power of photography on the representation of territories. The artist highlights the role of the image in the construction of the imagination of a natural environment. Invited in September 2019, on the occasion of the House’s vineyard harvest in Champagne, Elsa Leydier delivers her artistic vision of the link between nature and the men and women who work the vines.

After studying foreign languages, Elsa Leydier entered the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles in 2012, and graduated in 2015. A finalist for the 2018 HSBC Prize, Elsa Leydier was also a winner for the ENSP of the Dior Prize for Young Photography and the Ruinart House Prize in 2019.

Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions in Bogotá (Colombia), San Francisco (United States), Paris and Lyon (France), and collective exhibitions at the Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles, Galerie Le Réverbère in Lyon, the festival Circulation(s), chez agnès b. and at the gallery Les Filles du Calvaire in Paris.

 

Tasting notes

Eye: the colour is a delicate pomegranate pink with very slightly orange reflections. The effervescence is lively and light, revealing a persistent cord.

Nose : intense aromas of exotic fruits (lychee and guava). Blossom alongside sweet floral essences and notes of freshly picked red fruit (raspberry and wild strawberries). These aromas exalt the subtle notes of spices present in this wine (tonka bean and nutmeg).

Palate: in the mouth the attack is frank and full, lulled by a gentle effervescence. The balance combines roundness and lovely freshness. An elegant and invigorating touch of peppermint and pink grapefruit completes this impertinent palette of aromas.

 

How to taste Ruinart Rosé?

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The champagne enhances the flavors with thin slices of an Italian cured ham of character (San Daniele Parma).

As a starter, a salmon, half-cooked or prepared in the Japanese “tataki” style, will reveal its multiple facets.

With the main course, exoticism is still the order of the day. An Andalusian gazpacho awakens the freshness and liveliness, while a rosé magret with cranberries will underline its harmonious complexity.

At the end of the meal, the champagne comes at full expression with a red fruit soup enhanced with an excellent balsamic vinegar of Modena.

Ruinart Rosé: 70 € TTC (recommended price)

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Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.