Ever tried sea-aged wine? Two years ago, our friends at SiSpirit and Sub Genova began their interesting project, setting 1,000 bottles of spumante and red wine on the sea bed in a protected marine area near the island of Bergeggi, Italy.
The project began with Cristina Cornara and Daniele Riviecco, a professional diver. They were joined by Gianni and Sara Pardini and SiSpirit was born. The combined expertise of the team led to the idea of enhancing an already great wine from the wonderful hills of Cristina’s native Ricaldone, found in the region of Piedmont, Italy, by maturing it underwater in the perfect conditions.
Selected bottles typically spend 8 months underwater at 40m, in a location chosen for its good currents, an ideal temperature of around 14°C and soft light.
Thanks go to Paolo Cappucciati, a pioneer of Italian scuba diving, whose experience and knowledge of Bergeggi was a determining factor in choosing exactly where to place the bottles of wine, which he also monitored.
Here a video of the Sub Genova team during the first phase of the project...
Photographer and videographer: Lorenzo Refrigeri
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