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Wine Cathedrals - Wine and Tours by Enocuriosi

A journey through the most beautiful and recent achievements of the greatest contemporary architects to discover a selected number of wineries and cellars where the wine blends art, past and tradition, innovation and functionality.

 

Cathedrals of wine, monuments erected to the god Bacchus, lavish works of modern architecture, but also “perfect” machines' for the wine production, designed by internationally renowned architects.  The most beautiful wine architecture of the italian wine world.
 

Maremma and Etruscan Coast

Petra, Suvereto  (Li) - Architecture and poetry. Designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta, in the heart of Maremma in Tuscany in the Val di Cornia, and is set into a hillside to symbolize the link between the sacred land and gravity. From the vines to the bottle, the principle of gravity is behind the slow movement that starts high up in Petra and gradually works downwards, as represented by the three circles on the label: sky-man-earth.


- Tenuta Rocca di Frassinello, Gavorrano  (Gr)  Designed by' 'starchitect Renzo Piano'', where elegance and harmony fuse together without sacrificing the functionality of the plant, with the tower that stands between the vines, capturing the light and controlling the temperature of the amphitheater aging room.


Antinori nel Chianti Classico, Bargino (Fi) - Passion in evolution. The new winery and headquarter of Marchesi Antinori in San Casciano Val di Pesa, where the tradition opens to the future. An innovative work designed by Marco Casamonti of Archea Associati architectural studio, the structure of the cellar is based, conceptually, on profound and rooted ties to the earth, reflected in a minimal impact on the environment and maximum savings in energy; on arrival it seems merely a large hill with two “incisions” in a terrain cultivated to vines in total harmony with the landscape.

Tenuta Castelbuono, Bevagna (Pg) - The Carapace, the cellar of the family Lunelli (Ferrari) in Montefalco, is the first architectural work of the great sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro, with its unmistakable shape turtle, symbol of longevity and union between sky and earth. The carapace is the first sculpture in the world where one can live and work a space where art converses with nature and sculpture muses with wine, highlighting the exceptional quality of both the container and its content. Entering the Carapace is like entering into a Pomodoro sculpture.

 

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