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Castello di Ama

Founded in 1972, Castello di Ama has a collection of outstanding contemporary art commissioned in situ by the owners. This 197 acre estate is the vision of owners Marco Pallanti, the enologist, and his wife Lorenza Sebasti, the CEO. Each year, the winery produces between 300,000-350,000 bottles of wine and 9,000 bottles of olive oil.

 

The work of renowned German artist Anselm Kiefer, courtesy of Paris’s Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, will be placed amongst Ama’s permanent collection.

Awards

by James Suckling

Castello di Ama San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG:
2010 / 95 points – Wine Spectator and Best Ilalian Wine #6 in TOP 100
93 points – James Suckling
201 / 92 points – Antonio Galloni
92 points – Wine Spectator
96 points – James Suckling

Vigneto La Casuccia Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG
2011 / 95 points – Antonio Galloni
92 points – Wine Spectator
97 points – James Suckling
L’Apparita IGT Toscana
2011 / 95 points – Antonio Galloni
98 points – James Suckling

Artist

Anselm Kiefer

Gallery Thaddaeus Ropac

Castello di Brolio

Castello di Brolio has been property of the Ricasolis, one of the oldest aristocratic families in Italy, since 1141. Düsseldorf’s Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art will show a beautiful white gold monolithic work by co-founder of the ZERO movement, Heinz Mack.

 

Heinz Mack participated in both Documenta II (1959) and Documenta III (1966) and represented Germany in the 1970 Venice Biennale. The central theme of Heinz Mack’s work is light.

Awards

Chianti Classico Docg
2006 / 96 points by Wine Spectator
Chianti Classico Docg
2010 / 93 points by Robert Parker
96 points by James Suckling
Chianti Classico Docg Selezione
2011 / 90 points by Wine Spectator
96 points by James Suckling
Chianti Classico Docg Gran Selezione
2012 / 91 points by Robert Parker
96 points by James Suckling
Chianti Classico Docg Gran Selezione
2013 / 94 points by Robert Parker

Artist

Heinz Mack

Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art

Castello di Volpaia

Castello di Volpaia is a fortified village of medieval origins dating back to 1172. Within its walls is one of the highest elevated wineries in the region, owned and operated by Carlo Mascheroni and Giovanna Stianti. 1982- 1994, together with the gallerist Luciano Pistoi, they hosted modern art exhibits. Artists made specific works for Volpaia which belong to their private collection together with the works that were shown.

 

Placed at Volpaia are the works of British installation artist and filmmaker, Isaac Julien courtesy of Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam and Galerie Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo, Brazil.  The one screen video projection and photographs from « Stones Against Diamonds » were filmed in the remote caves of Iceland.  These works were first presented at the 56th Venice biennale 2015. The work is inspired by a passage from a letter of Lina Bo Bardi, the Italian born Brazilian modernist architect. « Stones Against Diamonds » explores the inner sanctums of the unconscious through reflection.

 

Philippe Chancel will show a photograph from his Arirang serie from DPRK 2006.

 

Also shown are the photographs of Edson Chagas (Angola) »Found NOT Taken » photographic series that was shown in the Angola Pavilion, Venice biennale 2013. He won the Lion d’Or for best national pavilion. These works have travelled to museums around the world- MOMA, Brooklyn Museum, Kunsthaus Vienna…and included in major foundations and collections

Awards

by Wine Spectator

Chianti Classico Riserva
2010 / TOP 100
Puro (James Suckling)
2010 / 93 points
Puro (Wine Enthusiast)
2010 / 93 points
Toscana Balifico
2011 / 92 points
Chianti Classic il Puro Gran Selezione
2011 / 91 points
Balfico (James Suckling)
2011 / 94 points
Coltassala (Wine Enthusiast)
2012 / 94 points
Chianti Classico Riserva
2012 / 91 points
Chianti Classico
2013 / 90 points

Artists

Isaac Julian
Gallery Ron Mandos and
Gallery Nara Roesler

 

Philippe Chancel
Gallery Melanie Rio

 

Edson Chagas
Apalazzo Gallery

Colle Bereto

The Colle Bereto estate is comprised of more than 148 acres of land, over 37 of which are devoted to grape growing.

 

Isaac Julian will show three light boxes from his Western Union series and a photograph from the film Ten Thousand Waves.

 

Philippe Chancel, a photographer who vacillates the borders of art, documentary reportage and photo journalism, will show his work “Arirang” series from DPRK 2006, a photo documentary of a North Korean May Day Celebration. Philippe was a finalist in the Pictet prize 2012 and showed at the UAE pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale 2009.

 

Placed at Colle Bereto will be an installation by Alexandra Sukhareva, who was in Documenta 13 in Kassel 2012, and Manifesta 10 in 2014 in St Petersburg. Mousse publications supported by Victoria Foundation.

Awards

by James Suckling

Chianti Classico Riserva
2008 / 90 points
Chianti Classico Riserva
2009 / 90 points
Toscana II Cenno
2009 / 91 points
Toscana II Tocco
2009 / 92 points
Chianti Classico Gran Selezione
2010 / 94 points
Toscana II Tocco
2010 / 92 points

by Wine Spectator

Chianti Classico Riserva
2011 / 90 points
Colli della Toscana
Centrale II Tocco
2008 / 92 points
Chianti Classico
2010 / 91 points
Chianti Classico Riserva
2011 / 92 points
Colli della Toscana Centrale
2011 / 93 points
Chianti Classico
2011 / 90 points
Toscana II Tocco
2013 / 95 points
Pinot Nero Toscana II Cenno
2013 / 92 points
Chianti Classico
2013 / 92 points

Artists

Isaac Julian
Gallery Ron Mandos and Gallery Nara Roesler

 

Philippe Chancel
Gallery Melanie Rio

Alexandra Sukhareva
Apalazzo Gallery

Fèlsina

The winery was built around a Medieval courtyard and boasts a wonderful cantina. In Roman times, Fèlsina – which means “hosting pilgrims”- was part of the pilgrim route Via Francigena leading to Rome. In 1730, Fèlsina became a cellar and in 2016, the winery celebrates 50 years of the Poggiali family. The winery produces between 480,000-520,000 bottles of wine.

 

The theme of the art placed at Fèlsina is “Let there be light”. Pedro Cabrita Reis, the renowned Portuguese artist will show « London Angle » light work; courtesy of Galerie Sprovieri, London. Pedro Cabrita Reis has participated in five Venice biennals, Documenta IX in 1992 and represented Portugal in 2003 at the Venice biennale. Placed at the winery, Bob Wilson’s light sculpture « La Traviata » which  was presented at Salone del Mobile in Wallpaper’s exhibition of Handmade  in April 2016: produced  by SLAMP, Rome. Mark Handforth, an American artist represented by Torino’s Galleria Franco Noero, will show one outdoor sculpture.

Awards

by Wine Enthusiast

Colonia Gran Riserva
2010 / 95 points
Rancia Riserva Sangiovese
2012 / 94 points
Berardenga Red.
2013 / 92 points

by James Suckling

Fèlsina Chianti Classico
2012 / 95 points

Artists

Pedro Cabrita Reis
Gallery Sprovieri

 

Bob Wilson
Slamp

 

Mark Handforth
Gallery Franco Noero

Gagliole

Owned by Thomas and Monika Bär of Zurich, Gagliole is comprised of two properties – the original estate dating back to 994 AD which sits amongst the soft rolling hills of Castellina in Chianti.

 

Placed in the hospitality center at La Valetta in Panzano will be the work of Giulia Pisciteli, courtesy of Naple’s Galleria Fonti.

Awards

Gagliole IGT
2011 / 93 points by James Suckling
Rubiolo Chianti Classico
2013 / 92 points by James Suckling
and 91 points by Robert Parker
Valletta IGT
2014 / 92 points by James Suckling
and Robert Parker

Artist

Giulia Piscitelli
Gallery Fonti

Borgo San Felice

Borgo San Felice is a large winery with vineyards in Montalcino under the name “Tenuta Campogiovanni”, in Chianti Classico and in Maremma Toscana.

 

As homage to Zaha Hadid, shown at Borgo San Felice will be “Aria and Avia”, two lamps Hadid designed for SLAMP and presented at the Salone Del Mobile Milano in April 2013.

 

Bob Wilson shows La Traviata in the chapel.

 

The work of Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama will also be shown in 3 wall installations from his latest production at the 2015 Venice Biennale, courtesy of Brescia’s Apalazzo Gallery. The work examines the relationship between Labour and Capital, the use of materials and objects as a metaphor to construct new realities out of existing conditions. These works are courtesy of Ibrahim Mahama and Apalazzo Gallery.

Awards

Brunella de Montalcino
2010 / 96 points by James Suckling
95 points by Wine Spectator
Il Grigo Gran Selezione
2010 / 94 points by James Suckling
94 points by Robert Parker
92 points by Wine Spectator
Vigorello
2010
92 points by James Suckling
and Robert Parker

Artists

Zaha Hadid
Bob Wilson
SLAMP
Ibrahim Mahama
Apalazzo Gallery