TOUR OF THE CELLAR WITH WINE SAMPLING
The new cellar designed by the famous architect Tobia Scarpa externally resembles a large parallelepiped inserted into Colle di Gianni. The intention was to merge the building into the surrounding landscape by blending it into the Mediterranean scenario. The monolith facade of the cellar is achieved by a tight grid of Calamita stone lined pillars that are collected from the neighbouring quarries.
The building stretches over three floors and meets the rationale of product transfer based on gravity, while the roof of the cellar is a terrace that is used to wither grapes, It offers a breathtaking scenic view of the surrounding vineyards and of the island’s coastline. The intermediate floor is intended for harvesting operations. It also hosts the Sampling Hall and the 240 m2 Sala Barrique (Oak Wine Barrel Hall). Fermentation, pressing, bottling and storage rooms are located on the ground floor.