Deluxe Wine & Spirits is now the official importer and distributor of Art Russe Saint- Emilion Grand Cru in Illinois. Art Russe Saint- Emilion Grand Cru 2014, 2015 and 2016, with images of paintings by great Russian artists on its labels, is now available to the U.S. connoisseurs of Bordeaux and the legendary wines of its Right Bank.
Chateau La Grace Dieu des Prieurs is making its debut on the U.S. wines and spirits market. Currently, this unique wine from Saint-Emilion is exported to Russia, Germany, Italy, HK, Singapore, the United Arabian Emirates.
Art Russe Saint-Emilion Grand Cru is the only wine produced at the Chateau La Grace Dieu des Prieurs winery, founded in 1859. In 2013-2015, a large-scale modernisation project aiming to create conditions for the production of top-quality wine was carried out at the chateau. Wine production at the chateau is led by winemaker Louis Mitjavile – the one of the world-leading specialist in Merlot variety. Art Russe is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% of Cabernet Franc.
The Chateau La Grace Dieu des Prieurs modernization project was implemented by the renowned French architect Jean Nouvel.
In 2017, the chateau signed a cooperation agreement with the Art Russe Foundation (based in the UK), which owns one of the largest private collections of Russian art of the 19th-20th centuries. Under the agreement, 12 works of Russian and Soviet artists from the collection of the Foundation are selected to decorate the chateau wine labels. Now all Art Russe Saint-Emilion Grand Cru collections are available to the U.S. wine connoisseurs (including the premium and luxury packaging of various formats). The shape of Art Russe bottle is the reminiscent of ancient Bordeaux amphora-like vessels. Only 2 500 cases of iconic Art Russe Saint-Emilion Grand Cru are produced annually.
Andrey Turea, CEO and founder of the company: “We are thrilled that Deluxe Wine & Spirits has the honor of introducing the unique Art Russe Saint-Emilion Grand Cru wines to the U.S. market. The wine has acquired high prestige in Europe among top sommeliers and chefs, and as well as collectors of rare wines. In anticipation of the Christmas season, we expect great interest in Chateau La Grace Dieu des Prieurs wines in the U.S., as they will be an exceptional gift to those who already have everything.”
Laurent Prosperi, Director of Chateau La Grace Dieu des Prieurs: “The U.S. market is one of the most overtly saturated and competitive markets in the world; however, U.S. wine lovers have proven they are open to the experimentation and discovery of new wines. Therefore, we believe it is extremely important to present the Art Russe collection to American consumers now. We are hopeful that the feedback we receive about the winemaking style of the famous winemaker Louis Mitjavile, and to artworks that adorn each bottle of Chateau La Grace Dieu des Prieurs will be positive. ”