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Mouton Cadet unveils limited edition cuvée for 2016 Ryder Cup

Published:  29 March, 2016

Mouton Cadet, the official wine of the 2016 Ryder Cup, has partnered with legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. to create a limited edition prestige cuvée for this year's competition.

The 2016 Ryder Cup takes place this year at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota from September 27 to October 2.

The Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Special Cuvée will be available at the club from the end of March, as well as at a number of premium retailers in New York.

It will be rolled out into a limited number of markets worldwide over the summer.

Hugues Lechanoine, managing director of Baron Philippe de Rothschild, which produces Mouton Cadet, said: "The relationship between Mouton Cadet and the Ryder Cup began in Europe at the 2014 tournament, played in Gleneagles, Scotland.

"The partnership aligns two like-minded pursuits - golf and wine - and we are delighted to join the Ryder Cup on this side of the Atlantic for the very first time.

"When I met Robert Trent Jones, Jr., we discussed links between golf and wine, and he spontaneously said yes to working on the design of our Ryder Cup Cuvée.

"We are delighted to collaborate with him on this exciting and meaningful project."

Robert Trent Jones has designed more than 270 golf courses in more than 40 countries on six continents, and his company is the only one to have designed multiple multiple original Ryder Cup courses.

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He said: "Wine - like golf - is about passion, respect for nature, etiquette and sharing moments in life. A golf course architect and a winemaker share a similar approach to their work: cultivating the land they are given, being true to the environment, enhancing the most pleasing elements of a landscape or a wine, providing either course challenges or tasting pleasures.

"The Ryder Cup brings together great golfers for a competition where team spirit means more than individual performance, exactly as blending wine brings more than one single varietal to create a special cuvée."

The Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Special Cuvée carries a sketch of a caddie by Trent Jones, which is a tribute to his father.

 Mouton Cadet was launched by family-owned French company Baron Philippe de Rothschild in 1930 and quickly established itself as one of the best known Bordeaux AOC wines around the world.

It is currently available in 150 markets worldwide.

Mouton Cadet has invested significantly in supporting golf in Europe and is the official supplier to both the European Tour and to the 2016 and 2018 Ryder Cups.

Mouton Cadet has also been the official supplier to the Cannes International Film Festival since 1992.