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Berries, Oenologists and Winemakers of Italy
Just like an artist chooses colours to paint a canvas, or a composer matches melodies and instruments, in the art of winemaking the oenologist uses science and techniques to stir the senses of the wine drinker. Read more →.
The Art of Franciacorta
All great wines have important stories behind them, and when it comes to Franciacorta, Ca’ del Bosco is a symbol to be inspired by: a story of passion, determination and dreams that have made this great Italian wine famous throughout the world. A wine that is an art, an art to be celebrated with art, a wine produced in a wine cellar that keeps pace with its charm, because at Ca ‘del Bosco the love of its founder for beauty is visible in every corner thanks to sculptures and artworks that have turned it into an open-air art gallery.
The Architecture of wine: Piedmont and Veneto
Fine producers of Barolo and Barbaresco wine. A great passion for contemporary art and a profound interest in modern architecture have led the Ceretto family to invest heavily in sectors that are apparently distant from the world of winemaking. They do it for the sheer pleasure of sharing and the promotion of culture, art and architecture. Solid cultural roots and a respect for tradition are the cornerstone of an important label in the production of artisan wines and spumantes. The Masottina winery, a technological heart set in the Ogliano hills and a fine example of functional architecture, is a place where respectful oenology is practiced.
Representative of a territory well-versed in innovation, Donnafugata invests not only in fine and healthy wines but also in beauty by combining art and wine and supporting museums and archaeological excavations. A common thread is literature, indeed the company gets its name from Lampedusa’s novel, “The Leopard”. The labels on the bottles, works of art in their own right, are designed by the artist Stefano Vitale. We travel from Etna to the island of Favignana passing through the countryside around Trapani. Firriato firmly believes that winemaking is an art that requires a respect for nature with limited niche productions intended for refined and innovative wine-lovers.
Art and Design in the Feuds of Irpinia
One of the most important visions of Feudi di San Gregorio is to believe that the creation of a wine undergoes the same creative process as a work of art. Using this approach, they have collaborated with great masters and talented young people like Vedovamazzei, Marinella Senatore, Mimmo Jodice, seeking a continuous exchange of knowledge and creativity between wine and art. Massimo Vignelli, one of the greatest designers of our time, created all the revolutionary Feudi di San Gregorio labels; Fabio Novembre, world-famous visionary designer, designed the shape of the DUBL ESSE bottle; Hikaru Mori and Maurizio Zito are the architects of the new wine cellar. Simonit & Sirch lead the team of Grape Preparers with specific training methods for vine pruning.
Trentino Alto-Adige and High Altitude Wine
A holistic vision lies at the heart of all the transversal and interdisciplinary activities of Alois Lageder, including contemporary art and the promotion of projects with an artistic, cultural and musical content. In the wine cellar you can admire contemporary artworks as well as the architecture of the winery which was built using biological materials and renewable energy. What drives 150 mountain people to hide their wine for eight years in the heart of a mountain at an altitude of 2,000 metres? Perhaps it’s the certainty that altitude transforms their product. Cantina Tramin is a winery that represents all the typical characteristics of its area: the enchantment of nature and its multi-sensory evocative power, and creative and productive precision.
Mandrolisai and Wines of Longevity
For Sardinians, Mandrolisai is synonymous of wine. It is a name that is easy to remember, because the wines grown in this region are special wines. The mountains are a presence that modifies the climate, like the tutelary deities of the hills and vineyards, and they have a power to change people and towns. The wines, the vineyards and the people of Mandrolisai, therefore, are different from any other, yet similar to each other as they bear the marks of the mountains in the shadow of which they are born and thrive. The untouched and limpid ecosystem of the area enables a completely natural wine production cycle that almost cancels out the need for any phytosanitary treatment. Mandrolisai is not only a top-quality wine, it is also practically organic, due to its own natural properties.
Puglia: Primitivi Wines Set to Conquer the World
Puglia is a bewitching region. Light rules over the landscape of olive trees, vineyards and sea. It is a unique production area where the vines have found their ideal habitat for producing history and excellence. Tenute Rubino draws its strength and sense of belonging from this heritage to produce wines that have a strong link with tradition while defending environmental sustainability and adding its own modern, innovative vision. The history of Primitivo wine is lost in the mists of time. The Wine Producers of Manduria tell its story, their own history preserved in a fine ethnographic museum situated in the oldest wing and underground cisterns of the wine cellar. The museum’s exhibits and documents testify to the centuries-old relationship between the people of Manduria and the art of wine-making.
Noble Wines of Tuscany
From the creators of Brunello di Montalcino a new project emerges in the wine world: the Biondi Santis amaze us once more with their Montepò Castle in the heart of the Maremma area of Tuscany. The castle is an enchanting location, rich in history, with a truly remarkable large estate that was purchased from the family of Graham Greene, the English novelist, playwright, and secret service agent. Part of Toscana Wine Architecture, a network of 14 wineries of quality and design signed by great masters of architecture, Cantina Fonterutoli, the Marchesi Mazzei winery, preserves the art of the man who invented and promoted Chianti back in 1398. Philip Mazzei was a friend of Franklin, Adams, Washington and Jefferson, who invited him to introduce wine-growing to Monticello, in Virginia.
Women of Wine and Art in Umbria
Entrusted to the tireless hands of three women and launched into the international market, Lungarotti stands out both for the quality of its wines and an important cultural investment which resulted in a museum complex in Torgiano: the Wine Museum and the Museo dell’Olivo and dell’Olio (Olive and Oil Museum) both managed by a foundation dedicated to the research and promotion of the wine culture in Italy. Teresa, one of the first women oenologists in Italy, founder of the “Donne del Vino” movement, runs the family business with her sister Chiara. They are assisted by the experience and passion of their mother Maria Grazia, who received the “Benemerito della Cultura e dell’Arte” diploma from the Italian President for her work promoting cultural heritage.
Wine Cellars, the New Cathedrals
True monuments to wine-making with prestigious architectural forms that in addition to wine production house exclusive contemporary artworks. These are today’s modern cellars, buildings that no longer have the sole purpose of hosting the production process but also aim to create an image for the wine they produce. This increasingly osmotic alliance between wine and architecture takes the form of often spectacular projects where tradition and innovation come together to seek a compromise for an increasingly demanding public. It is an incredible world, where all the senses are triggered, a new frontier for tourism and lovers of art, architecture and design.