Asprey Studio and Vinous announce a partnership to offer the world’s most exclusive wine offerings from selected legendary estates, curated by Antonio Galloni. The debut in the collection is the first-ever cabernet sauvignon wine bottled by Ornellaia.
A new collaboration sees the creation of highly exclusive wine offerings. Invitations are now open at aspreyvinous.com
Asprey Studio and Vinous are collaborating to curate the world’s most exclusive wine offerings from selected legendary estates. Each edition comprises a micro-cuvée blended by renowned wine critic Antonio Galloni and leading winemakers around the world, paired with a meticulously crafted, wine-inspired objet crafted by Asprey’s master artisans, access to exclusive events, all with ownership recorded in the blockchain.
"The collaboration between Asprey Studio and Vinous is unique. Just as collectors refer to extremely rare bottles as 'unicorn wines,' we are creating modern legends from iconic wineries. We invite everyone to register for an invitation on our microsite, where they can stay updated on the latest information, product releases, and innovative developments stemming from this exciting partnership,” said Ali Walker, Chief Creative Officer at Asprey Studio.
Reflecting on the origins of the concept, Galloni reveals, “After years of critiquing wines made by celebrated oenologists in Italy, France and the United States, I finally tried my hand at blending a wine a few years ago. Made from a select few parcels from a renowned Napa Valley vineyard to support charitable causes, the first wines were a huge hit, with many consumers asking how they might add a bottle to their collections. I was inspired to curate a collection of wines that are not only exceptional but also exceptionally rare: each comprises a tiny selection of barrels from the world's most prestigious estates. Partnering with Asprey Studio on this initiative is a seamless alignment through our shared commitment to excellence, creativity and the relentless pursuit of unique experiences.”
The debut offering in the partnership between Vinous and Asprey Studio is a one-of-one NFT with a bottle of 2021 Old Vine Cabernet from Ornellaia, the iconic Tuscan estate. This exclusive edition marks the first-ever Cabernet Sauvignon bottled by Ornellaia, representing both a bold exploration and a nod to the estate's history, with its initial vintages dominated by the “King of Grapes”. The associated objet crafted by Asprey’s master artisans is inspired by the crown depicted in Ornellaia’s crest. NFT holders will be invited to exclusive wine tastings with Antonio Galloni.
About Asprey Studio
Asprey Studio is part of the Asprey luxury house, which was founded in England in 1781 and is long considered the pinnacle of luxury. The Studio concentrates on exclusive and limited-edition physical pieces, either created in-house using new technologies and production techniques linked to a digital twin. The Studio also has a state-of-the-art gallery in Mayfair, London and an exclusive members club with 241 members. Asprey is dedicated to unparalleled focus, attention to detail and a desire to achieve perfection. Asprey leads in continuously redefining luxury, in terms of quality, refinement and innovation. Just as the finest wines harmonize ancient winemaking traditions with contemporary innovations, Asprey Studio seamlessly integrates centuries-old craftsmanship with cutting-edge technologies, ushering collectibles into the modern era.
About Vinous & Antonio Galloni
Antonio Galloni is the founder and CEO of Vinous, one of the world's most influential wine publications, for which he is also the lead critic covering wines from Bordeaux, California, Italy and Champagne. Galloni spends much of the year traveling to wine regions where he visits wineries ranging from small, artisan properties to the most historic estates. Galloni’s perspectives on fine wines guide millions of consumers in their purchasing decisions. Known for his groundbreaking initiatives that further wine knowledge and experience, from maps to events, Galloni is leading Vinous’ collaboration with Asprey Studio to curate a selection of truly rare and exceptional bottlings that embody the highest expressions of site, craftsmanship, uniqueness and collectability.