The Great Wave Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc - White Wine
The Great Wave, 1831
Katsushika Hokusai, 1760-1849.
Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand.
Tasting note: Delicious, zesty and wonderfully refreshing Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand's most famous wine region.
Katsushika Hokusai created The Great Wave in around 1829 and continued printing an entire series, known as "36 views of Mount Fuji" until 1833. The images were very popular in Japan at the time, but it's only more recently that the image has become well known in the West. The picture symbolises the immense power of nature over mankind - in the same way that climate and good fortune ultimately determine the quality of a wine.
To see the original of this image visit the British Museum in London.