In 2019, the Musei Leonardo in Vinci revived an immersive experience in the footsteps of the Genius, under the guidance of the art critic and Leonardo scholar, Alessandro Vezzosi.
On the one hand, the "Museo Ideale di Leonardo Da Vinci" is dedicated to the complexity of Leonardo as an artist, scientist, inventor, and designer and the relevance of Leonardism. On the other hand, the "Museo Leonardo e il Rinascimento del Vino" is dedicated to Leonardo's authentic relationship with agriculture and the territory, food, and, in particular, wine.
Who was Leonardo da Vinci as a person? The documentary ‘Il vino di Leonardo’ unveils the most intimate side of Leonardo with an unpublished story: his link with wine and the vineyard.
This is how we discover Leonardo's personality, his agricultural soul, his love for nature, for good wine and for his moderate, pleasant and daily consumption. Through the story of scholars and enthusiasts of Leonardo da Vinci we travel the life, the places and especially the most intimate thoughts of Leonardo as man. Among the various participations, the documentary features Vittorio Storaro, three times Oscar winner for photography, who took care of the lights of the Last Supper scene, recreating the masterpiece life-size and illuminating it as in Leonardo's vision.
From childhood in Vinci and up to adulthood, through journeys, studies and daily habits, the book tells the story of the important relationship that binds Leonardo da Vinci to wine.
Born into a family of wine producers, Leonardo immediately became passionate about the cultivation of grapes and its transformation becoming, with his writings, the first agronomist, oenologist and technical taster of history.
In this book, the author's words are accompanied by quotes, images of Leonardo's notes and drawings taken from the original codes.