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THE WINE ADVOCATE JUNE 2016

“Of all my visits in Chianti Classico, none surprised me more than Dievole. I was both delighted and enchanted by what this estate represents today. I had visited this stunning property at the heart of the appellation under its outrageously eccentric previous ownership. No one in Tuscany will ever forget Swiss-born Mario Felice Schwenn. He takes credit for building this now widely-recognized brand. Mario occupies a special place on the creativity spectrum that puts him somewhere between artist Jeff Koons and musician Elton John (I’m referring to the crazy jackets). His many contributions to the Dievole identity live and breathe in these hillside vineyards today, and I couldn’t help but think of his strong and flamboyant personality during this latest visit. Compared to Mr. Schwenn, the current ownership is sobering, practical and corporate in extreme measure. In 2013, Dievole was purchased by Argentinian businessman (from the oil and gas sector) Alejandro Pedro Bulgheroni, who already owns wine estates in Argentina, Uruguay and California. Under the winemaking leadership of enologist Alberto Antonini, Dievole is experiencing a complete winery overhaul and stylistic rebirth. The modern, over-extracted red wines of the past are being replaced with elegant and stylistically fine-tuned expression of Sangiovese. Years ago, I remember Mario Felice Schwenn showed me his massive winery packed tight with dozens of state-of-the-art cone-shaped oak fermenters. They must have cost a pretty penny and they were among the first used in these parts. This year, Alberto Antonini waved his hand at all those fermenters and announced that they were being ripped out and replaced with cement vats that he believes is more conducive to Sangiovese. That is just one of the many changes being planned for Dievole. Mr. Bulgheroni has made a brilliant investment and has acquired one of the most beautiful estates in Tuscany today. I foresee great things from Dievole. This impression is further reinforced by the tasting I conducted of the new Dievole wines. They are fresh, territory-driven, and they are expressed with a strong varietal voice. Dievole has turned to a new chapter.” – Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate

In questa foto di oggi, 3 Novembre 2019, le tre rose nella teiera rappresentano la spiritualità, l’amore, la rigenerazione. Il tè, bevanda rituale per eccellenza, rappresenta la concentrazione, il risveglio spirituale, l’impegno. Il ternario è un simbolo maggiore. La venerazione di cui è stato ovunque e sempre oggetto, è indubbiamente legata al suo valore unificante. Tanto il due divide quanto il tre (ri)unisce. La sua espressione geometrica più canonica, il triangolo, è il simbolo di questa proprietà fondamentale che inscrive il tre nello schema inverso a quello del due. Due punti separati nello spazio si riuniscono e si assemblano in un terzo punto situato più in alto: espressione esemplare del ritorno del multiplo all’uno. Due elementi non possono essere conciliati che con l’introduzione di un terzo elemento.

3.11.2019

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