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Enzo Esposito

Sicilia DOC RISERVA
Limited edition

A path that sees Art and Viticulture come closer, touch each other and merge, until they become a single and living material: this is how Opificio Gibellina.
From the meeting between Tenute Orestiadi and theBrera Academy of Fine Arts the desire to express on the label what is breathed in every day takes shape barriques, in which wine finds its most harmonious form and art overturns emotions, touching the most intimate strings of the human soul.
Opificio Gibellina wants to represent, thanks to the contribution of 5 artists - Stefano Pizzi, Gaetano Grillo, Nicola Salvatore, Pietro Coletta, Enzo Esposito - the essence not only of Tenute Orestiadi, but of the city itself, which since its new foundation has had a fundamental fulcrum in art, which daily supports agricultural production aimed at enhancing the peculiarities of the territory.

A Red wine whose grapes are grown right in the Belìce Valley, near the Grande Cretto di Alberto Burri – Vecchia Gibellina, carefully selected and hand-picked.

Color

Dark ruby red.

Nose

Aromas of ripe fruit with acidic notes.

Palate

Fresh, rich, well balanced.

Vinification

15-20 days of maceration on the skins. Maturation for 18 months in 500 liter tonneaux and finally refinement in the bottle for no less than 6-8 months.

Pairings

Spaghetti alla Norma, semi-mature cheeses, mixed grilled meats, baked lamb.

Sicilia DOC RISERVA

Black Earth up to 200 m. above sea level

This type of soil is found on the gentle hills of the Trapani hinterland, rich in silty-clayey substances, compact and resistant to drought. Thanks to its characteristics, it is configured as an ideal habitat for the breeding of numerous varieties of both red and white berried vines and becomes for us the perfect soil for the cultivation of Syrah and Nero d'Avola, used not only in purity , also in a blend for the Orestiadi Ludovico, a wine dedicated to Ludovico Corrao and the flagship of the cellar.

Born in Benevento in 1946, since 1980 Enzo Esposito lives and works in Milan. He made his debut on the art scene at the beginning of the seventies with works of a conceptual nature. He exhibits in Luciano's gallery Ingapin in Milan in 1975, and by Pasquale Trisorio a Naples in 1976. Through environmental interventions, in which signs and colors are arranged in the space of the exhibition spaces, his work establishes itself in the field of the recovery of painting, placing him among the protagonists of the important exhibition Pittura-ambiente, curated by Renato Barilli and Francesca Alinovi.
In 1980 he took part in exhibitions in national and international museums. In Milan he began a collaboration with the Giorgio Marconi gallery where he exhibited in 1985. Over the years Ninety his exhibitions in institutional spaces are numerous. In 1998 he published the monograph Enzo Esposito Opere 1970 -1997 which collects the entire artistic journey, accompanied by texts by Barilli, Millet and Caramel, L'Agrifoglio Edition, Milan.
From 2000 to today, his work is underlined by the constant interest in the convergence between painting and space. Several retrospective exhibitions from this period should be noted, including: Analogy of the present, (Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bradislava 2001), Dialogue with the eighties, (Cloister of Sant'Agostino di Pietrasanta 2009), The invisible trace of reality (Museo della Permanente, Milan 2006), Enzo Esposito (Museo Arcos di Benevento 2015). In 2019, on the occasion of its prestigious and complete monograph, edited by Francesco Tedeschi, published by Prearo Editore, the MAC (Museum of Contemporary Art of Catanzaro) dedicates an extensive retrospective. In 2022 Marco Meneguzzo curates a collection Enzo Esposito - Opere su carta 1977−2021, Prearo Editore.

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