Tempo with Michel Gondry
These special editions of Salcheto’s Nobile and Chianti bottles are dressed with the imaginary sounds of six of Mr. Gondry’s favorite drummers. As a passionate musician himself, he wanted to feature the images that, from early jazz to contemporary garage-rock, impressed upon his spirit as a drummer.
Originally dedicated to the Salcheto’s cru Salco Evoluzione 2004 collection, these drawings express the timeless and ever unique vibration of music, just like a great vineyard’s wines do vintage after vintage and showcased in each bottle. That’s the essence of Tempo wines.
The choice of drummers featured in Gondry’s drawings travels through the history of modern music, harkening to images from his memory and personal experiences. The separate themes illustrated on the six bottles in each wine’s case are: New York’s jazz clubs of the 30’s, Memphis blues of the 50’s, British rock of the 70’s, Seattle grunge of the 90’s, Hip-Hop of the 2000’s and the garage rock revival of modern day.
Michel Gondry began his filmmaking career directing music videos for such artists as The White Stripes, The Rolling Stones, Beck, and Daft Punk, among others. Gondry has gone on to direct the films Human Nature, Science of Sleep, Be Kind Rewind and the award winner The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.