Maserati celebrates 50 Years of a great italian wine with a unique GranCabrio Folgore

Maserati celebrates 50 Years of a great italian wine with a unique GranCabrio Folgore

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Tignanello, one of the most renowned and influential Italian red wines, Maserati has dedicated a personalized Fuoriserie version of its new GranCabrio Folgore, the flagship of the brand’s 100% electric production.

This unique model, created exclusively for Marchesi Antinori, will be auctioned on July 14th in California at the Napa Valley Festival, one of the most prestigious charity events for the arts and education in the United States.

In 2024, the year Maserati celebrates its 110th anniversary, the connection with Marchesi Antinori – a family with a winemaking tradition spanning over 600 years and 26 generations – is further strengthened. “With its solid identity and strong sense of tradition,” the press release states, “the production of Marchesi Antinori and Tignanello reflects the sentiment and passion that have always characterized the soul of Maserati, a vibrant protagonist and pioneer in automotive history, driven by the desire to anticipate and shape the times.”

Car details

The inspirations for this car, the note continues, “come from the vineyard, a metaphor for roots and territory, which bring great added value to the final product in both houses; from the cellar, the magical place where wine is born, and from the distinctive Tignanello bottle, unchanged for half a century and still so recognizable, just like Maserati’s most iconic creations.”

The car’s exterior is painted in Terra di Tignanello, a chestnut color inspired by the vineyard’s soil, warmed by coppery burgundy hues reminiscent of the red tones of Tignanello’s characteristic barrels. The wheels and brake calipers are finished in matte black and glossy black, respectively, while the emblems are in copper. The Maserati Fuoriserie logo is in glossy copper on a glossy background. The fabric roof is black.

The interior features leather seats in a tan color, embellished with silver and burgundy multi-material piping made from Vegea, a technical fabric derived from vineyards, reminiscent of the rows of vines on Tignanello hill, characterized by the alberese rocks. This fabric, which looks and feels like leather, is being used for the first time on a Maserati vehicle.

Dark wood with laser engraving – chosen to recall the fire branding on oak barrels – adorns the interior panels, which also include details about the origins of Tignanello. On the headrests, an elegant embroidery unites the Maserati Trident with the sun, one of Tignanello’s distinctive features, which has always stood out on the bottle label. The same symbol is laser-engraved on the central tunnel, along with the dates 1971-2021, referring to the first vintage and the current vintage of Tignanello, marking 50 years since this iconic wine was introduced to the market.

Maserati and Marchesi Antinori have thus joined forces to create a unique piece celebrating Italian excellence in both automotive engineering and winemaking, emphasizing a strong commitment to tradition and innovation.

Photos from official Maserati website