Chateau Mouton Rothschild isn't the only wine label that commissions famous people to design its labels. Italy's Fattoria Nittardi has commissioned artists to design the labels of its Casanuova di Nittardi, a top Chianti Classico since 1981. This year's artist is Nobel-prize-winning author Gunter Grass. The 83-year-old author of the Tin Drum is also a sculptor and painter.

Decanter reports that his design includes a snail on a cluster of grapes for the label of te 2008 vintage of Casanuova di Nittardi, which goes on sale in November. Grass wrote a book in 1972, Aus dem Tagebuch einer Schnecke, which translates to From the Diary of a Snail.

By Deidre Woollard | Source ::


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