The art of "making wine" is combined with art tout court.
WINE IS LIKE A WORK OF ART: UNIQUE AND INDIVIDUAL.
No two vintages are the same, and every bottle stimulates unique emotions; it is a living element that continuously evolves; it is the expression of its terroir and is subject to climatic variations, the art of the winemaker, and the ageing process.
The restructuring of the Colterenzio winery offers ample space for art and for the reinterpretation of the territory by local architects and artists, who fully comprehend its essence, respecting the landscape and the surrounding environment.
The idea underlying the new architectural and artistic plans pursued by Michaela Wolf and Gerd Bergmeister, is to represent the main activity of Colterenzio: wine production. Clearly visible from the outside, the detailed work in wood and steel, successfully conveys the strong link between tradition and technology. The wood used to cover one of the buildings, symbolises the oak barrels that are a signifi cant part of the wine-making tradition, and that have always been used at Colterenzio for refining its own grand crus.
The panels of expanded black metal, intended to revalue the original buildings of the 1960s, also express a more modern aspect of wine-making, i.e. the stainless steel tanks used for the wines of the Classic range.
The polished stainless steel installations of artist Philipp Messner allow the observer to see various features of his surroundings: according to the angle, the light and colour of the sky, or seasonal variations, the perspective changes, exactly as in a mirror, and just like in the vine, which is also subject to continuous change through the intervention of nature and man. The circular form of each element recalls the berries that make up the bunches of grapes and, in some installations, the cluster itself. Unity and fragmentation underline their connection to the business. The choice of both the modern and the original buildings as a location for the artistic installations, combines the traditional and modern aspects.
The "Green Theatre" completes the work. Designed as a natural extension of the modern building, and of the hill behind, the dynamic, light steel structure, will be entirely covered by a green mantle of plants and flowers: over the course of the seasons, a profusion of colours and scents will alternate in a continuous natural process of change.
THE COMBINATION OF WISTERIA, WILD GRAPE, JASMINE, HONEYSUCKLE, BLUEBELLS, WATERCRESS, IVY, VETCH AND VIRGINIA CREEPER ALL GROWING UPWARDS WILL CREATE AN OPTICAL ILLUSION OF A GREEN TRAIL RUNNING TOWARDS THE VINEYARDS BEHIND.