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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Vittorio Ghelfi
- Explore score
- 1.28 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Jul 11, 2013
- Date taken
- indoor, long exposure, night, travel
Borgo Rocca Sveva is the result of an ambitious project designed by Cantina di Soave, whose objective was to make transparent, and to further strengthen, the bond between the local area and its entire culture on the one side and, on the other, a particular culture and science, that of wine, that over the centuries came into being and matured. Lying at the heart of a viticulturally-precious zone, and more visibly on the sloping sides of the Castello di Soave, Borgo Rocca Sveva is not only a painstakingly-restored wine cellar but it is above all a uniquely-evocative spot and a privileged centre for education in the culture of wine.
Inaugurated in 2003, Borgo Rocca Sveva is today utilised by Cantina di Soave to testify to its intimate bond with its local area and to represent the high quality of its wines. At a time when so-called globalisation hastens the uniformisation of wines, the reaction of Cantina di Soave, as of other wine producers, has been that of recovering the identity of the product: identifying a wine with a specific area and terroir and then developing and promoting its quality. Borgo Rocca Sveva’s role, then, is to function, not only for the wine consumer but for the general tourist to Soave as well, as a functional sign of how the wines of Cantina di Soave are bound up with their terroirs and with the cultures of their places of origin.
It is not by simple chance that Cantina di Soave’s ultra-premium lines of wines are made here: Equipe 5, the classic-method spumantes, and Rocca Sveva, which in fact gives its name to the entire complex. The Rocca Sveva selection line constitutes in fact the latest high-quality commitment with which Cantina di Soave has rewarded the determination of its partners protect the typicity of the local area, preserving the characteristics innate in the native grape varieties and in their terroirs, and thus displaying a two-fold intent of promoting both wine and area. In this way, Borgo Rocca Sveva offers itself as a cult-place of wine, which all may approach to better understand the culture of the vine and wine.