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The metamorphoses of wine

The Permanent exhibition

For a long time, the transformation of grapes into wine appeared to be a supernatural manifestation brought about by divine beings who violently shook the vessels where turbulent fermentation would take place.

Long before the birth of oenology in the darkness of vat houses, stores and cellars, winemakers gradually identified the mysteries of wine production, from the simple transformation of grapes into wine to the ongoing quest for quality and typical style.

Nowadays, although scientific progress is increasingly demystifying the winemaking process, wine production remains a natural transformation aided by humans in order to create the wines they are seeking.

Have you always wanted to understand the extraordinary adventure of how grapes are transformed into wine?

A true journey into science and human adventure awaits. Harvests, fermentation, maturation and aging offer up their secrets, as the metamorphoses of wine and the tricks of winemakers all over the world are revealed.

A true journey into science and human adventure awaits. Harvests, fermentation, maturation and aging offer up their secrets.

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