An empty recreation room at a border outpost in Belarus. TV is on; there is an abandoned chess game and an unfinished letter. The air is filled with uneasy silence. The setting is dominated by two ‘eyes’ of dark blue windows, through which chilly light streams into the warm interior.
Mai Danzig (1930-2017) was People’s Artist of Belarus, professor, participant in numerous exhibitions in the USSR and abroad. His works are part of the collections of the State Tretyakov Gallery and the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, as well as private collections in Russia, Belgium, Germany, Israel, and the USA.
In a way, Dantsig’s genre still lifes are akin to novels, with the artist invariably staying true to himself and striving, first and foremost, to be an art publicist driven by content, idea and meaning.
Dantsig painted his Alert (in Russian, the word signifies the military command for full combat readiness) in the Grodno region, at one of the frontier outposts that were later named after WW2 military commanders. In June 1941, these doomed outposts took on the first blow of the fascist army, fighting to the death.
90% Merlot – 10% Cabernet Franc
Soil type: Sand & Clay
Harvesting: 100% manual
Vinification methods: Soft, slow maceration and fermentation Pumping over Malolactic fermentation in barrels
Ageing: 21 months – 100% new Radoux Blend barrels
Cultivation practices: Reasoned viticulture (Lutte raisonnée). Manual vineyard work. Mechanical weed control
Presents a more fleshy, ample, flattering profile with a camphor wood scent. A full-bodied wine offering a host of creamy, melted tannins. Explosive and unrestrained berry taste. Truly sumptuous and seductive. The notes of dried fruit, along with the fig and dried peach flavours complement the berry basket.