The Ornellaia Vendemmia d’Artista program began in 2006, to display the unparalleled talent of artists from around the world whom created a work of art, to interpret the uniqueness of each vintage at the source of Ornellaia. Each vintage was marked by a different artist, produced in minute quantities and often auctioned during an annual charity event to raise money for the Arts. The inaugural 2006 l’Exuberanza was designed by the acclaimed Italian artist, Luigi Ontani - chosen to communicate the exuberance of Ornellaia produced in this fleeting window of time. “Luigi Ontani has created a series of column-sculptures that symbolise the four seasons of the year, and which also operate as fountains. Ontani’s work depicts the succession of the seasons through use of natural elements that symbolise the various seasons of the year: flowers for Spring, wheat for Summer, grapes for Autumn, and walnuts for Winter. These four allegorical representations of the seasons remind us of the temporal aspect related to winegrowing…which is intimately linked to Nature and to the cycle of its seasons.” Only 20 of the 6000mL bottles were ever produced, each individually numbered and signed by Luigi Ontani. Resting in it’s beautiful wooden case, this is a cellar show stopper and meant to be enjoyed for many years to come.