La Signora Eugenia e il passero solitario

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cap. 8) L’uomo di Vitruvio e la proporzione aurea

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Working on the inspiration of Leonardo’s puzzle we made ​​an interesting discovery: the shape of the bottle is enterable in the circle of the re-elaborated Vitruvian Man by Leonardo, and also in the “pentagon or golden pentagram” (the latter is not one of Leonardo’s creations, but a figure already known to mathematicians in more ancient times and recovered by the Renaissance alchemists). We intend to analyse whether this special form (and its aura) will be of help for the preservation of our wines.

We intend to analyse whether this special form (and its aura) will be of help for the preservation of our wines.

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Gloria Barcellini

Our bottle, therefore, once inserted in this geometric grid, reveals a series of correspondences:

  • the base coincides with a side of the golden pentagon
  • the mouth lies on the upper side of the square and therefore corresponds to the man’s head
  • the width of the neck of the bottle is equal to the man’s torso
  • starting from the neck, the bottle begins to widen at the navel
  • this inclination is determined by the segment that joins the vertex of the base of the pentagon with the opposite side, cutting it according to the golden proportion.

Starting as a divertissement, we designed some parts of the winery buildings using the golden rule (1-1,618): like in the cellars, where the global size and the size of the cellar for ageing the bottles both respect the golden proportion…

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…the same for the library for the bottles …

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… and for the trolleys for the movement of the bottles.

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