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Pasqua Wines’ love for art arrives in London: the exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery

Ahead of its centenary Pasqua Wines continues its mission to support and excite young adults through sensorial art experiences – and its innovative expression, Hey French, and its organic wine, Y by 11 Minutes. Running from 24th May to 28th July 2024, Metamorphosis: Innovation in Eco Photography & Film at Saatchi Gallery in London is an exhibition showcasing the work of four award-winning photographers and filmmakers who are breaking ground in their practices of eco-conscious photography and film. Almudena Romero, Edd Carr, Hannah Fletcher and Scott Hunter were each selected on the strength of their innovative and unconventional approaches and early critical acclaim as emerging artists.   

Pasqua Wines' love for art arrives in London: the exhibition Metamorphosis: Innovation in Eco Photography & Film at Saatchi Gallery

Metamorphosis: Innovation in Eco Photography & Film elevates Pasqua Wines’ longstanding commitment with the arts to an international stage. Since 2018, the company has invested approximately 5.1 million euros in collaborations with artists and patronage programmes related to the art world. To date, the winery has realised over 20 collaborations with creators and multi-media artists such as the site-specific art installation Onirica (), with art studio fuse*, in which an AI-created experiential dream map was revealed to coincide with Vinitaly wine fair last month, and then gifted to the city of Verona as part of its Sips of Art programme.

Pasqua Wines’ engagement with Metamorphosis reflects the inherent creativity and innovation of the brand which, ahead of its centennial year in 2025, was awarded the coveted “Innovator of the Year” Award by Wine Enthusiast Magazine for a series of remarkable evolutions in the wine industry. The award recognized Pasqua’s longstanding investment in experimentation and as a “laboratory of research” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and is the result of three generations of stewardship by the Pasqua family.

Pasqua Wines' love for art arrives in London: the exhibition Metamorphosis: Innovation in Eco Photography & Film at Saatchi Gallery

Riccardo Pasqua, CEO, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Saatchi Gallery to prompt this show, underscoring our cross-generational commitment to innovation, creativity and unconventional approaches. Each of the four emerging “eco-artists” participating in Metamorphosis demonstrate what we have always believed to be true – that through experimentation and pushing boundaries we can unlock progress.

“This international collaboration builds on Pasqua’s strong heritage of arts patronage, its commitment to making art accessible to the public and its unique belief that innovation is born from a profound, appreciative knowledge of history and tradition. We believe that creativity needs to be cultivated with love and care, just like the land.

“Pasqua Wines has spent almost a century creatively innovating the future of wine production and unlocking eco-consciousness and making impact continues to be vital. We couldn’t be more delighted with this pairing.”

The three Icons aligned to Metamorphosis

Majestic Wine, the UK’s largest specialist wine retailer, stocks both the 11 Minutes rosé and the Y by 11 Minutes rosé. The 2023 new vintage of 11 Minutes will be available to buy in-store and online from June onwards. A total of 16 Pasqua wines are now sold at the award-winning wine retailer across its network of 209 stores across the UK and Jersey, as well as online.

Londoners interested in discovering more about Pasqua Wines can also visit Jeroboams for a free in-store tasting session celebrating their partnership with Saatchi Gallery. Tastings will be held in Jeroboams’ King’s Road store from 5pm – 8pm on the 31st May, 4th June, or 6th June.

  • Hey French (Edizione 3) Bianco Veneto Igt

A blend of Garganega, Pinot Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc from select vineyards on the Veronese side of Mount Calvarina featuring grapes from the five best vintages of the decade, 2016 to 2020. The grapes from each year are vinified separately before making it to the final blend. The result? An incredibly complex and age-worthy wine that tells the story of five different years through three different grape varieties. It’s no surprise it was awarded 92 points by wine expert James Suckling. Expect layered notes of chamomile, almonds, citrus, white pepper and tropical fruits. It has a distinct minerality due to the volcanic-origin soils that makes it an ideal pairing for creamy dishes or aged cheese.

  • 11 Minutes Rosè Trevenezie Igt 2023

This a fresh, enveloping rosé with an intense and complex bouquet, created to accompany spring or summer evenings and more. The intriguing name, 11 Minutes, refers to the duration of the skin contact, the pressing of grapes: the full load of grapes is very softly pressed. This is the optimal length of time to extract the noble qualities of the grapes and achieve its slightly rosy shade.

  • Organic Y by 11 Minutes Rosè Trevenezie Igt 2021

Made from Corvina, Trebbiano and Carménère grapes and partially fermented in oak, Y by 11 Minutes is a remarkably complex, fresh, structured and elegant wine. The letter Y symbolises the perfect combination of its three grape varieties.

About Pasqua Wines

Pasqua Vigneti e Cantine is a Veneto wine company, owned by the Pasqua family. Founded in 1925, the winery is recognized worldwide as a producer and ambassador of prestigious Veneto wines. The company’s ambition is to bring into the future, with renewed stylistic codes, all the winemaking experience consolidated over 100 years of history. Today, working alongside President Umberto are his sons Riccardo, Chief Executive Officer, and Alessandro, President of Pasqua Usa. With the presentation of the Pasqua House of the Unconventional manifesto, today the company aims to be a research laboratory, a space for dialogue, where quality and creativity are the protagonists.