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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 Gran Selezione
Castello di Brolio 2013
95 points James Suckling
92 points Wine Spectator
Chianti Classico Docg Gran Selezione
Colledilà 2013
95 points James Suckling
92 points Wine Spectator
Igt Toscana Single Vineyard
Casalferro 2013
93 points James Suckling
93 points Wine Spectator
Chianti Classico Docg Riserva
Brolio 2013
92 points Robert Parker
91 points James Suckling
91 points Wine Spectator
Chianti Classico Docg
Brolio Bettino 2013
92+ points Robert Parker
92 points James Suckling

Artist

Not Vital

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 Gran Selezione
2010 / 94 points
Toscana II Tocco
2010 / 92 points
Chianti Classico Colle Bereto Riserva
93 points
Chianti Classico Colle Bereto Gran Selezione
2013 / 94 points
Il tocco
2014 / 94 points

by Wine Spectator

Chianti Classico Riserva
2011 / 90 points
Chianti Classico Colle Bereto Riserva
2013 / 93 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

Jannis Kounellis

Kiki Smith

Jan Fabre

Cabelo

Vivian Caccuri

Massimo Listri

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

Robert Wilson

Michele Spanghero

Gabriel Kuri

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

Campogiovanni Brunello
di Montalcino 2012

96 points Wine Spectator
93 points Wine Enthusiast
93 points James Suckling
Campogiovanni Brunello
di Montalcino Riserva il Quercione 2011

93 points Wine Enthusiast
Il Grigio Chianti Classico
Gran Selezione 2013

95 points Wine Enthusiast
94+ points Robert Parker
94 points James Suckling
San Felice Chianti Classico 2013
3 bicchieri Gambero Rosso
Poggio Rosso Chianti Classico
Gran Selezione 2011

92 points Robert Parker

Artists

Hrair Sarkissian

Cabelo

Robert Wilson

Laura Lima

Villa di Geggiano

Villa di Geggiano has been the family home and winery of the Bianchi Bandinelli family since 1527.

 

Today it has been declared a National Heritage site. Nearby Siena, Italy’s classic medieval city, there is an abundance of things to do including the famous Il Palio, a festival and horse race that takes place on the piazza itself.

 

Bernardo Bertolucci immortalized Villa Geggiano in his 1996 film“Stealing Beauty”with Jeremy Irons.

 

Visits by appointment only

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Awards

Villa di Geggiano Chianti Classico Riserva
2011 / 90 points & Silver Medal at the 2017 Decanter Wine World Award
Villa di Geggiano 2011 Chianti Classico
2011 / 89 points Wine Enthusiast 2014
Chianti Classico Villa di Geggiano
1990 / 94 points The Wine Advocat – Best Buys 1994
Riserva Chianti Classico Villa di Geggiano
2004 / 17,5/20 L’Espresso, I vini d’Italia 2008
Chianti Classico Villa di Geggiano
1996 / 3/3 Kyle Philips, Italian Wine Review, 1999/4

Artist

Agnieszka Brzezanska

Alicja Bielawska

Henrik Hakansson

Laura Lima

Jarbas Lopes

Janine von Thungen

Rodrigo Torres

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

Toscana Balifico (Wine Spectator)
2011 / 92 points
Chianti Classic il Puro Gran Selezione (Wine Spectator)
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
Chianti Classico (James Suckling)
2014 / 92 points
Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva Docg (James Suckling)
2013 / 93 points
Coltassala CCR Docg (Intravino)
2013 / 92+ points
CCR Docg (Guida essenziale Vini d’Italia)
2012 / 93 points
il puro CCR Docg GS (Luca Gardini)
2013 / 93 points
Balifico I.G.T. Toscana (Anteprima James Suckling)
2015 / 92-93 points

Artists

Bruno Bralfperr