In August 2020, the 483-year-old Château de Biltons in Bordeaux, France, which was established in 1537, launched a series of 12 Chinese zodiac wines, which were released simultaneously worldwide in August 2020 and attracted widespread attention.
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This 12 zodiac signs series is proudly launched to commemorate the 56th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and China and to witness the friendship between China and France. Internationally renowned painter and Chinese art master Xing Dong and internationally renowned oenologist and chief oenologist of Bordeaux region Steven have joined hands to create an extremely precious red wine treasure, which will be available worldwide simultaneously at the end of August 2020.
The oil painting label carefully painted by Master Xing Dong is a traditional Chinese 12 zodiac images, which is the first time in the global wine label. The origins of the traditional 12 Chinese zodiac signs are related to the worship of animals by humans in ancient times, and gradually integrated into folk marriages, life, and annual fortunes as history progressed. each of the 12 zodiac signs has a rich legend and has become a figurative philosophy in folk culture. the 12 zodiac signs are also the lucky symbols of the Chinese New Year and Spring Festival, and have become essential symbols of good luck in people"s lives.
Mr. Xing Dong, after repeatedly conceiving and referring to a large number of traditional Chinese zodiac culture materials, still decided to use the form of oil painting to express the wine label picture, using the brilliant painting style he created in one go. The dominant dragon, the majestic tiger, the graceful sheep and the witty monkey are all on the picture. The masterpiece of the top winemaker, the 12 oil painting wine labels of the Chinese zodiac created by the top artist, is a classic in the history of wine labels!
Located on the right bank of the Garonne River, the first of the four Bordeaux appellations and the first sloping appellation of Bordeaux, Château Bordeaux Bitton Hill is famous for producing the finest Merlot grapes.