Nine wines for nine unforgettable artists

Art and Culture y Wine

18/01/2017

Yes, a lot has been written, and very well too, about the timeless voices we lost during that dreadful year, 2016. Artists who transcended generations; brilliant creative minds; charismatic pioneers who have left us with a memorable, moving and enduring legacy of work.

Our winery is familiar with that sense of loss as the heir to the dream realized by one man, Jean Leon, who in his own particular way also became a legend that eclipsed the man.

We've put together a playlist that pays tribute to creativity, the importance of words and dreams, music and wine:

Rebel, Rebel, David Bowie & X-15

The winery's first experimental wine is a Xarel.lo varietal, which has turned out perfect and beautiful. X-15 is a new take on Xarel.lo, bringing light, luster and enological modernity to the Penedès's traditional variety.

An organic white wine that is lush, sensuous, seductive and bold like Bowie himself, capable of reinventing itself, rising phoenix-like from the ashes to shine, rebellious to the end.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/U16Xg_rQZkA

I'm Your Man, Leonard Cohen & Vinya La Scala Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva

Icon. Fine Reserve. Poetry. Elegance. Four concepts that describe the Canadian poet and musician as well as Vinya La Scala.

This is the greatly deserved recognition of two distinguished careers, which we honor with a toast of deep Cabernet in a match that evokes sophistication and memory.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/YuCpTi0EtbU

Somebody to Love, George Michael and Queen & 3055 Rosé

On April 20th, 1992 a tribute concert in memory of the recently deceased Freddy Mercury took place. At the time many people mainly associated George Michael with his hair and go-go kisses, not with having a great voice. That night he blew the audience away. Who knew the guy had such incredible vocal talent? His performance earned such accolades that rumors spread of George possibly joining Queen. It never happened.

So let's open a lovely bottle of 3055 Rosé and drink to surprises, the unexpected, and fortuitous encounters.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/mSKhIyQ5PpY

The Doors & Jean Leon Special 50th Anniversary Edition (1963–2003)

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the debut of one of the world's most important, imitated and controversial bands. In 1967, The Doors released their namesake album and nothing was ever the same again. Hypnotic beats and melodies, abstract and introspective lyrics, and the most charismatic guy to ever set foot on a stage. A poet, a dreamer. Jim Morrison.

In 2003, the winery that marked the culmination of Jean Leon's dream celebrated its 50th anniversary. In honor of the occasion, it released a limited edition of an iconic wine, the bottled expression of a legacy. Jammy red fruit and spices in a deeply complex wine; silk for a dreamer's palate.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/fhGov2HQCLQ

Things Have Changed, Bob Dylan & Vinya Le Havre Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva

Don't be alarmed. We're including the singer-songwriter par excellence, because of the Swedish academy's controversial decision to award him the Nobel Prize for Literature. Polemics aside, the quality of Dylan's poetry is undeniable.

It's easy to imagine him as a young man somewhere in NYC, smoking, writing songs in his notebook, guitar on hand. It is just as easy to imagine, in that same time and space, a young dreamer, recently arrived as a stowaway. Now he's driving a cab on the lively streets of the city that never sleeps while envisioning a better future for himself.

Whatever the reality might have been, we celebrate the imaginary encounter of two unique souls, one bringing the wine and the other, the music. We'll drink to that.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/L9EKqQWPjyo

Purple Rain, Prince & Vinya Palau Merlot

We also lost the Prince of Minneapolis. The embodiment of reinvention and the search for complexity and the essential.

We can't think of a better tribute than turning the rain into wine and sharing in an exquisitely purple pairing that celebrates varietal exuberance and the genius of an inspired musician.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/vHxmctgKFL8

New York, New York, Frank Sinatra & Vinya Gigi Chardonnay

The person may leave us, but the legend survives. The lushness of a timeless, elegant Chardonnay meets the mesmerizing voice of Sinatra in a perfect symbiosis where tropical echoes of fruit and spices play against smoky, toasted undertones.

A match imbued with nostalgia that recalls the NYC of The Voice, which also shaped the life of Jean Leon.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/EUrUfJW1JGk

Ain't Got No, I Got Life, Nina Simone & 3055 Merlot - Petit Verdot

A multifaceted and brilliant singer. Catch a glimpse of Nina Simone in the deep highlights of this young wine, which gives Petit Verdot a leading role, a variety that is gaining a growing following.

In this wine, Merlot and Petit Verdot express themselves in red fruit and spices. Balance and persistence. Passion and truth. A toast to an extraordinary woman.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/L5jI9I03q8E

Hit the Road Jack, Ray Charles & 3055 Chardonnay

Bold, brazen and talented, Ray Charles lived life to the fullest. Every performance became a communion of irrepressible energy; pure life in every note.

So let's slip on our sunglasses, turn down the lights and open a bottle of 3055 Chardonnay, as bright and lively as the genius of Ray Charles.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/0rEsVp5tiDQ

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