In the documentary (Re)Craft, filmmaker, photographer and environmental activist Yann Arthus-Bertrand follows the creation of Maison Ruinart’s Blanc Singulier champagne, a vintage that bears witness to climate change.
With his artistic and committed vision of the environmental challenges facing the world, Yann-Arthus Bertrand invites us on a singular journey.
Frédéric Dufour, President of Maison Ruinart, says: “This project is above all the story of an encounter between Yann Arthus-Bertrand and the artisans of Champagne, a dialogue between passionate individuals, who are deeply committed to their craft. He did not hesitate to challenge our relationship with the living world. Opening the doors of our house to him was an opportunity and a privileged experience for all the teams involved. It was a unique moment that we are delighted to share with everyone through his film.”
The 30-minute film brings viewers a first-hand look at the world of champagne as they meet experts and all those who play a role in crafting champagne, from oenologists and winemakers to the cellar master and cellar workers. It offers a moving tribute to the unique character and history of Champagne, to the distinctive terroir, and to its remarkable savoir-faire.
“With my film, I wanted to draw attention to the issues of climate change and its impact on agriculture in France. The harvests taking place in late August instead of October are a striking example of this. The artisans who work the land, and all those involved in champagne production are direct witnesses to these changes,” says the filmmaker.