This label is a tribute to one of the capital works of Contemporary Art and of the more refined of Malevich’s creativity: the Black Square, “the zero dimension of Contemporary Art”. Symbol of a projection towards the third dimension. Here Malevich’s work is perfectly integrated with the outline of MIRVITA Opificium ArteVino (a figure that to a large extent is found in another painting by Malevich, “Woman with pails”, 1913) and opens a scenario, the synthesis of the project: create a reality in which the perception of the individual may be stimulated jointly by a series of variables: art as a source of primary inspiration, sensory perception stimulated in savoring the result of the company’s production and the identity perception of the winery conveyed via the asymmetrical quadrangle, the stylized representation of the winery itself as well as summa and synthesis of the project MIRVITA Opificium ArteVino. If it were to trace a strong analogy of Kazimir Malevich’s life history, we could compare this label to the legacy left by Malevich himself to the world: Aetas Nova wishes to be the instrument by which to relaunch new paradigms of Art and Science at Vita Nuova and to shout to the world like the Swabian Apulia of Frederick II, Castel del Monte proto-suprematist work and cradle of civilization – proposes those Humanist values of the Middle Ages projecting them into the Cosmic and digital Era of the 21st century.
AETAS NOVA Castel del Monte Nero di Troia Riserva DOCG
Designation:Castel del Monte Nero di Troia Riserva DOCG. Grape Variety:100% Nero di Troia “small berry” of the historical wine area of Canosa di Puglia. Altitude:250 mt a.s.l. Viticultural Area:Puglia, Castel del Monte DOC area, Murgia hills in the territory of Minervino Murge. Soil:calcareous, sandy and deep tufaceous. Growing Method:vertical shoot positioning (VSP), cordon spur-gujot. Density:4000 plants/ha. Yield per hectare:9,00 T/ha. Vinification Process:fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature, with a post-fermentation maceration for 10-12 days. Maturation:6 months in stainless steel tanks on the fine lees, large oak slavonian barrel for at least 20 months and then in the bottle. Wine Notes:Aetas Nova deeply reflects the soul and the essence of the wine cultural heritage of our territory. Nero di Troia small berry grape is the protagonist. It comes to a new life after years of being underestimated and through its structure and its character it is reaffirming its dignity of a noble wine. Color:ruby with intense purple-red reflections. Nose:persistent, full of black berry fruit scent with hints of spicy. Taste:very dense and harmonious on the palate with a slightly tannic finale. Food Match:ideal for roasts, lamb, roast beef, pasta with wild game sauce, seasoned cheeses and cold cuts. Serving T°:18°-20°C. Suggested to open one our before drinkingAlcohol:13,50% vol. Analytical Data:pH: 3.50, Total acidity: 5,40 g/lResidual Sugar:1,9 g/l, SO2 total: 90 g/l Total Dry Extract:33 g/l
The label represents man’s life cycle, starting from the bottom with darker chromatic nuances, that recall “earth”, and on to evolve towards shades most proper to the colors of the “sky”. The nature of man, born of the earth and over the course of his life soaring to the extraterrestrial, reproposes in Suprematist key the evolution of man from earth to heaven, an element repeatedly highlighted by Malevich in his works. One may find another key to suprematist reading in the evolution of shadows and in prospective vision. Geometricity and spatiality recur and here too are complementary to the factor of color. Malevich’s “Red Cavalry” (painted between 1928 and 1932) was the source of inspiration.
AWARDS:Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2014: Commended medal. The Tasting Panel (USA) : 90/100 giugno 2015. Bibenda 2016: 3 grappoli (annata 2012) “Vitae“ La guida vini 2016: 3 tralci (annata 2012) Annuario dei migliori vini italiani (Luca Maroni) 2018: 89/100 (annata 2013) Robert Parker 2016: 90+ (annata 2012)
ANIMAE AGRI Castel del Monte Aglianico DOP
Designation:Castel del Monte Aglianico DOP. Grape Variety:100% Aglianico. Altitude:250 mt a.s.l. Viticultural Area:Puglia, Castel del Monte DOC area, Murgia hills in the territory of Minervino Murge. Soil: Growing Method:vertical shoot positioning (VSP), cordon spur. Vineyards Age:22 years. Density:4500 plants/ha. Yield per hectare:11,00 T/ha. Vinification Process:fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature, with a post-fermentation maceration for 15 days. Maturation:6 months in stainless steel tanks on the fine lees, 10 months in slavonian barriques and afterwards in the bottle. Wine Notes:Animae Agri expresses the deep soul and the cultural roots of a wine belonging to a territory of frontier and exchange which ideally embraces part of Irpinia, northern Lucania to the Castel del Monte DOC vineyards. Old Aglianico vines enhance harmony, elegance and complexity which are expression of our terroir. Color:pleasant ruby red with purple reflections. Nose:intense with red fruits scent and spicy notes. Taste:well structured, fruity, elegant, harmonious on the palate with a slightly tannic finale. Food Match:a versatile wine to accompany Mediterranean dishes, grilled meats and cheese. Serving T°:18°-20°C. Suggested to open one hour before drinking and serve in plain red wine glasses. Alcohol:13,50% vol. Analytical Data:ph: 3.65, Total acidity: 5,35 g/lResidual Sugar:1,9 g/l – SO2 total: 90 mg/l
L’etichetta è la sintesi della poliedricidità e del dinamismo del vino e dell’animo umano. Anche qui la profondità spaziale -espressa con il vortice cromatico – vuole rappresentare una porta di accesso all’Universo dell’animo umano. Si riscontrano segni maleviciani con la menzione Castel del Monte DOP Rosso posta in obliquo e integrata con la ruota dinamica, quasi a voler disegnare quel motivo geometrico-cromatico tipico del pensiero suprematista. Fonte di ispirazione sono stati anche gli studi dei mosaici cosmateschi rivisitati con il linguaggio suprematista.
The Tasting Panel (USA):91/100 giugno 2015. Bibenda 2016: 4 grappoli (annata 2012) Annuario dei migliori vini italiani (Luca Maroni) 2018: 93/100 (annata 2012)
COSMATESCO Castel del Monte Rosso DOP 2014/2015
Name: Castel del Monte rosso DOP. Varieties: fine red berried wines of the DOC Castel del Monte and Nero di Troia area. Height: 250 mt s.l.m. Production area: Puglia, Area vini DOC Castel del Monte - colline nel territorio del comune di Minervino Murge. Terrain: Calcareo e Tufaceo Breeding system: (VSP), spurred cordon. Age of vines: 22 years. Density: 4500 plants/ha. Production per hectare: 110 quintals/hectare Vinificazione: Fermentation in stainless steel wine tanks at controlled temperature accompanied by 15-day post-fermentation maceration.
Affinamento: On lees fini for at least 6 months in stainless steel wine jars first, in Slavonian oak barrels for at least 10 months and then in bottle. Tasting notes: Cosmatesco is a multifaceted wine with intense ruby red facets. The grapes are the protagonists of the fine red berried wines of the Castel del Monte DOC wine area, in particular Nero di Troia and Montepulciano whose softness has been enhanced and made complex by a careful affinamento on the lees fini first and then in Slavonian oak barrels with a balance that time has made truly extraordinary. Color: Ruby red with intense purple riflessi. Perfume: Elegant, intense with aromas of ripe red fruit.
Taste: full-bodied, intense , soft, fruity with important and elegant tannins. Matches: It goes well with roasts, pasta with tasty sauces, soups of the rural tradition, meat dishes.
The label is an interpretation of the spatial projection represented by the black hole concentrated within a typical element of the Apulian territorial culture: the wagon wheel, stripped of the hub, a point of equilibrium of the mechanical means whose fundamental rays converge to guarantee the functioning of an instrument that revolutionized productive agricultural dynamics. The perception of infinity, of outerspace is central to the narration of the creative path. Boamundus is a tribute to Boemondo I d’Altavilla (San Marco Argentano, sometime between 1051-1058, Bari, March 7th, 1111) the hero of the first Crusade buried in the mausoleum of the primatial Cathedral of San Sabino in Canosa di Puglia.
AWARDS The Tasting Panel (2015): 90/100 Bibenda (2016): 4 grapes out of 5 Guida Vitae (2016): 3 vines out of 4 Luca Maroni (2018): 91/100 Veronelli (2018): 88/100 Gambero Rosso (2019): 2 bicchieri
BOAMUNDUS Rosso Puglia IGP 2013/2014
Designation:Rosso Puglia IGP. Grape Variety:40% Nero di Troia, 60% Montepulciano. Altitude:200-300 mt a.s.l. Viticultural Area:Puglia, Castel del Monte DOC area, Murgia hills in the territory of Andria and Minervino Murge. Soil:calcareous and deep tufaceous. Growing Method:vertical shoot positioning (VSP), cordon spur. Density:4500 plants/ha. Yield per hectare:12,00 T/ha. Vinification Process:fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature, with a post-fermentation maceration for 7-8 days. Maturation:6 months in stainless steel tanks on the fine lees and then in the bottle. Wine Notes:Boamundus deeply reflects the soul and the historical roots of our terroir and it is our homage to a hero of the First Crusade, the German Boemondo I d’Altavilla (1058-1111). It blends two historical grapes: the black grape Nero di Troia, which gives the wine a full body and strong character, and the Montepulciano grape, which is famous for its particular softness and pleasant ruby red colour. Color:pleasant ruby red with purple reflections. Nose:intense with a red fruits scent. Taste:fruity, softness and harmonious on the palate with a slightly tannic finale. Food Match:ideal for roasts, earthy soups and robust past dishes. Serving T°:16°-18°CAlcohol:13,50% vol. Analytical Data:pH: 3.70, Total acidity: 5,40 g/lResidual Sugar:1,9 g/l, SO 2 total: 90 g/l