Maya - The Goddess of the IllusionWellentänzer - the Wave Dancer - a wine that doesn't just produce media waves.History:The... Read More
Maya - The Goddess of the Illusion Wellentänzer - the Wave Dancer - a wine that doesn't just produce media waves.
The implementation of historical knowledge with shipped, constantly moving wines.
The project has historical depth: The legendary Louis Gaspard d'Estournel recognized the exciting potential of "moved wine." The port wines also benefited from the constant wave power.
Wine aged in the steel buoy. The Austrian winemaker Fabian Sloboda started a revival of this story in a modified form. He had a specially constructed, double-walled buoy built, which he anchored in the lake for 144 days. He had all of this scientifically supported by the Burgenland Office for Viticulture. The plan worked: the Grauburgunder developed a unique character during its maturity in the buoy, which was ennobled by the wine and gourmet magazine FALSTAFF with 92 points (born in 2017). At the end of 2017, Robert Irsslinger also decided to anchor his wine from the grape sort Johanniter as Wellentänzer in Lake Zurich, Switzerland.
"We are pleased with the result of the independent analysis by the Weinbauzentrum Wädenswil, which shows that the Wellentänzer shows various differences to his twin from the cellar. So we in Switzerland also have confirmation in black and white that the swell has a positive effect on the wine. ”- https://irsslinger.ch/wellentaenzer/
During the artistic process I asked the winegrowers Robert and Chantal Irsslinger, what the meaning has this special wine for them, and I got the answer that corresponded to my artistic credo:
Innovation, courage, challenge, being different, declaration of love for the lake, attention in and for the region, elegance, enjoyment, combining history and modernity, cooperation across national borders.
The first Wellentänzer from Switzerland (Irsslinger, Wangen) is a white wine made from the Johanniter grape variety.
The color combination is done deliberately. Maya dances with a pirouette of WATER - female energies (for me "Irsslinger Blue" :)), her dress symbolises the element AIR full of silver water molecules. Her body consists of IVVArt wine paste and carries the energies of EARTH in an absolute natural way. The background is gold: the Sun, the noble, the masculine energy full of FIRE shines and dances with all elements together. 33 heraldic roses were applied to the canvas in a geometric grid: 31 of them are white with a yellow center and 2 are gold as in the old stylised coat of arms of Rapperswil, where place the buoy floated with 950 litres of wine for 144 days - which one action also caused large media waves.
The heraldic rose is a common figure in heraldry, which was stylised after the blossom of the five- petal wild rose. The reasons for the heraldic use of the rose lie in the symbolism as the "flower" of love, joy of life, and happiness. The flower as a symbol carries the meaning of the gods of pleasure - Bacchus, and love - Venus / Aphrodite (or even the goddess Flore in ancient Rome). The rose is one of the preferred shield figures among Germanic peoples.
Bacchus (in Latin: Bakchos, in ancient Greek: Βάκχος) is an epithet of Dionysus - god of wine. This is exactly how Bacchus was used by the Romans as the name of Liber pater - god of wine and fertility.
Venus - the Roman goddess of love, erotic desire and beauty. It is believed that she was originally an Italian goddess of farmland, gardens, spring and as such a goddess of farmers and winemakers.
In Christian iconography, the rose appears as a symbol - ROSA MYSTICA, as an appeal to Our Lady or as a model for the large Gothic windows with their rosettes. The rose also became a symbol of secrecy (on vaulted stones from old monasteries, town halls and on confessionals, for example) - sub rosa dictum.