Marchesi Antinori Support “Opera For Everybody"
Marchesi Antinori is one of the main sponsor of the fundraising campaign “Opera for Everyone” created by Opera di Firenze (OF) and launched on Kickstarter on June 1st. The program aims to make OF’s productions more widely accessible to audiences around the world, and to spur a renaissance of interest in opera from Florence, the heart of the Renaissance and the birthplace of opera.
With a target goal of €300,000 (approximately $330,000), OF’s Kickstarter funds will make possible the expansion of the organization’s live-streaming of its productions, create a digital venue, where the audiences will be able to attend the performances either live or on demand, on-site exhibitions and programs to support audience engagement both locally and internationally and will be the first theatre in the world to offer an extraordinary possibility to anyone: an innovative an brand new portal available to all; anyone from the comfort of their own home can “enter” the Opera di Firenze to make themselves heard and known: a fantastic virtual stage – door for musicians, singers, directors, scenographer. The Kickstarter campaign is backed by a range of many rewards. In particular the Marchesi Antinori rewards released for the moment are “Bottaia” visit at Antinori Chianti Classico winery and a visit of Antica in Napa Valley – CA. In the next week will be new rewards by Marchesi Antinori.
Tignanello. A Tuscan history ", released in bookstores
I am 76 years-old, have been the head of the company for 49 years, and have a surname that has existed for at least seven centuries.
Since then, more or less, this surname has been associated with wine, from the Middle Ages to the Milan Expo 2015; it has come a long way. Even today, while the twenty-seventh generation of my family begins working in the vineyards, and while the 2012 vintage is almost ready, resting in the cellar waiting, I would like this to be both the story of a place and a wine that bear the same name. And, I would like it to also somehow be the story of how every great wine is created and aged (...)*.
With these words, Piero Antinori introduces his book dedicated to Tignanello, the wine that the influential WineSpectator magazine has called "the most influential wine in the history of Italy."
A revolutionary wine both in Italy and abroad that even today, after more than four decades, is one of the best-known Italian label in the world. The idea, people, places and the genesis of a unique wine.
Passionate words accompanied by stunning images: "Tignanello. A Tuscan history ", released in bookstores, is a trip down memory lane of the Marchese Piero Antinori.
A story told in the first person that begins in 1971, year of birth of Tignanello, the result of choices so bold as innovative: for the first time is exceeded the specification of the area, using the malolactic fermentation and aging in oak barrels is passed. A wine from Tuscany heart, universally regarded as "the architect of the renaissance of Italian wine" as it has marked the new course Italian wine. An icon, a symbol. Excellence traced by the words of the Marchese Piero Antinori, the soul of one of the most historic wine families.
As one of the most celebrated wineries in Italy, the owners of the Antinori Estate seeked to enhance their surrounding landscape as an expression of the cultural and social importance of the place where their wine is produced.
Martini Light worked closely with the project team from Archea Associates of Florence to devise a scheme and luminaire selection which was sympathetic to the natural materials used whilst reinforcing the volumous spaces within.
The site is surrounded by the unique hills of Chianti, covered with vineyards, half-way between Florence and Siena. The purpose of the project was to merge the building and the rural landscape; the industrial complex appears to be a part of the latter thanks to the roof, which has been turned into a plot of farmland cultivated with vines, interrupted, along the contour lines, by two horizontal cuts which let light into the interior and provide those inside the building with a view of the landscape through the imaginary construction of a diorama. The façade, to use an expression typical of buildings, therefore extends horizontally along the natural slope, paced by the rows of vines which, along with the earth, form its “roof cover”. The openings or cuts discreetly reveal the underground interior: offices and areas where the wine is produced are arranged along the lower, and the bottling and storage areas along the upper. The secluded heart of the winery where the wine matures in barrels, with sequenced terracotta vaults, guarantees the ideal thermo-hygrometric conditions for the slow maturing of the product.
The architectural section of the building reveals that the structure follows both the production process of the grapes which descend (as if by gravity) – from the point of arrival, to the fermentation tanks to the underground barrel vault – and that of the visitors who on the contrary ascend from the parking area to the winery and the vineyards, through the production and display areas with the press, the area where vinsanto is aged, to finally reach the restaurant and the floor hosting the auditorium, the museum, the library, the wine tasting areas and the sales outlet.
The offices, the administrative areas and executive offices, located on the upper level, are paced by a sequence of internal courts illuminated by circular holes scattered across the vineyard-roof. The materials and technologies evoke the local tradition of simplicity, both in the use of terracotta and in the use of energy produced naturally by the earth to cool and insulate the winery, creating the ideal climatic conditions for the production of wine.
Wine Legend Marchese Piero Antinori Named Honored Vintner for 2015 Naples Winter Wine Festival
Marchese Piero Antinori, president of Marchesi Antinori, one of the most historic and prestigious names in Italian winemaking, has been selected as the Honored Vintner for the 2015 Naples Winter Wine Festival (NWWF), a premier charity wine auction. The Naples Winter Wine Festival, which will take place from January 23-25 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, FL, also unveiled 40 other world-renowned vintners who will participate in the 2015 festival.
“I am excited and thrilled for having been selected as the 2015 Honored Vintner,” said Marchese Piero Antinori. “It’s the first time that an Italian producer has received such an honor at the Naples Winter Wine Festival, and I consider it a great tribute to all wines and vintners of my country.”
Each year, one vintner, who has significantly contributed to the Naples Winter Wine Festival, is asked to represent his/her fellow vintners. Marchesi Antinori, which dates back to the 14th century and now boasts 27 generations of wine producers, is famous for three of the world’s most iconic wines: Tignanello, Solaia, and Guado al Tasso. Regarded as a pioneer and innovator, Marchese Piero Antinori has almost single-handedly changed the way wine is produced in Italy, having been credited with propelling the Super Tuscan wines to the forefront of Italian winemaking. 2015 will mark his fifth appearance at the Naples Winter Wine Festival.
In addition to Marchese Antinori, this year’s event will feature some of the most talented and respected vintners from three dozen wineries in 15 global wine-producing regions, seven countries, and four continents, in the northern and southern hemispheres. These top vintners have created some of the most sought-after and collectable wines in the world. They are regularly recognized for their contributions by wine enthusiasts across the globe.
“Each participating vintner is a giant in the industry, and we are thrilled that they are volunteering their time and talent to this amazing event,” said Sandi Moran, Vintner Chair and Co-Chair of the 2015 festival. “These renowned vintners, paired with the finest chefs and our country’s most generous philanthropists, will help raise millions of dollars for underprivileged and at-risk children.”