“When I began to restore the farmhouse at Paradiso di Frassina (1999) and to plant a new Sangiovese vineyard around it, I intuitively felt that playing music to the vines would benefit their growth, as well as making me happy and enriching this place.
My vinous musical experiments echoed around the world, and attracted the attention of researchers at the University of Florence’s agricultural faculty with whom I have been collaborating since 2005 on the music’s physiological effects; and more recently with the University of Pisa on the entomological side.
With the Universities our studies, both in the field and in the laboratory, focus on the positive effects sound waves have on the vine’s root system, leaves and flowers, with particular emphasis on the repellent effect the sound waves have on parasites and predators of wine grapes.
In this way a new and dynamic impulse has been given to organic farming methods, oriented towards the effects sound waves have on the growth of wine grape vines, and although experiments are still in their early stages the early results are so far very encouraging.
Irrespective of the scientific side, music for me ultimately remains an amazing way of marrying art with new paths of knowledge“.
Carlo Cignozzi, Owner and Protector
This is a short introduction to a world of passion, love and terroir made by the geniuos of Carlo Cignozzi who is making a world wide recognized Brunello di Montalcino.
We’ve meet him at Benvenuto Brunello yesterday and We are already dreaming to be back in Montalcino to make a wine tour on his land!
We are starting to organize visit this spring, don’t miss the chance!!! Come with us!
So…if you are looking for a great…
Wine tour in Montalcino, we really recommend this great experience, we’ve been there 4 times and it is always better!
We are collecting 20 of their wines and it seems they really are every year better and better!
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