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Athanor - Sigillum
Blanc de Blancs

Denomination: VSQ Sparkling Wine
Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay
First vintage produced: 1989
Vineyard area: 1.15 hectares
Exposure: East – North / East
Altitude: 180 – 220 m asl
Slope: from 35% to 45%
Year of replanting: 2000
Plants per hectare: 5,000
Yield per hectare: 85 q
Soil type: clayey-silty on the surface with sandy veins and a chalky substrate
Pruning: Simple Guyot
Harvest: Manual in boxes
Temperature and duration of fermentation: Weighing of the grapes, sequential pressing, separation of the “cuvée” and the “taille” and fermentation at separate batches at 18 ° C
Vinification: Traditional in the tank Aging: 33 months on yeasts after the draft
Alcohol content: 11.5% vol
Total acidity: 7.6 g / l
Volatile acidity: 0.35 g / l Ph: 3.06
Serving temperature: 8 ° – 10 ° C
Color: Light and brilliant straw yellow. Dense and exuberant pèrlage
Smell: clean and fragrant bouquet, with white citrus fruits (grapefruit / cedar) and delicate floral hints, together with the characteristic brioche notes given by yeasts
Palate: lively but subtle effervescence, fruity-citrus acidity typical of the Classic Method aperitif sparkling wine, good persistence with candied citrus returns Pairings: Molluscs and crustaceans with sweet meat (scallops, langoustine, granseola), boiled, fried or carpaccio white meat fish, hors d’œuvre and first courses with seasonal vegetables, fresh soft cheeses

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Who We Are

Like Sir John Dee in his space-time, we have a different, more complete view of reality. There are worlds that go beyond apparent reality, superior worlds that can be reached and seen with the intellect and with the spirit. It is the spirit that elevates us from material reality to bring us into connection with realities that are beyond the visible world. Well, we have had access to these superior worlds.

What We Do

Sir John Dee has done extraordinary works by laying fundamental foundations for understanding the physical world and beyond, he has created tools with which he has come into communication with the higher worlds. We applied Dee’s esoteric knowledge to winemaking, the wine being the result of an alchemical process, to obtain not only material, but unity of spirit and matter. And we are convinced that we were guided by angels.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is mainly the esoteric one, of course. Ours is not just a product, we don’t have a so- called corporate philosophy, we are far beyond these things. We consider wine as the result of an alchemic process, where the winemaker is a wise alchemist who completes a work that had remained unfinished by Nature. The winemaking process for us is clever alchemy

What is an alchemical wine?
The grape harvester can be seen as the alchemist because he makes wine. Not all grape harvesters are alchemist. The alchemist is the one who completes the work of nature. Wine can be seen as the result of a transmutation of elements, as in alchemy. The alchemist applies to the winemaking process his own philosophical and metaphysical knowledge, therefore his wine is an alchemical work that contains two components: one material and manifest, one spiritual and occult.
How does the application of alchemical procedures take place in the winemaking process?
For an alchemist, what happens in the cosmos is very important. The alchemist not only focuses on winemaking, but sees correspondences between winemaking and the cosmos. The cosmos has correspondences with natural earthly elements, and influences on the alchemical process, therefore the vinification takes place in harmony and symbiosis with the energies of the cosmos.
Can I ask for further information on the relationship between alchemy and winemaking?
Contact us by email and our alchemist will answer your questions sooner or later.
What do the symbols in the label represent?
An infinity of things. Those who understand alchemy and mysticism know the value of the symbols on the bottle. There are evident and hidden ones. The most immediately evident are the Sigillum Dei Aemeth and the Hieroglyphic Monad of John Dee. The occult symbols are the crosses, which also represent stars, and the colors of the bottle themselves. The latter are the green of the glass (alchemical color that has precise meanings, such as the color of the green angel), a color that in the dark or absence of light becomes black, wich represents the Nigredo, the black phase of the great work, that is the initial step in the path of creating the philosopher’s stone.
Why is it a spiritual wine? What makes this wine spiritual?
The wine contains a spiritual meaning thanks to the application of alchemical procedures to the winemaking process by the alchemist, who applies his philosophical and metaphysical knowledge to the same process. The resulting wine is a very different wine, which has an additional value. It is not only matter, it is spirit and matter.
Where can I buy your wine?
By contacting us directly or at some selected retailers worldwide, the list of which will be updated as soon as possible.
Why a sparkling for Athanor Sigillum?
The bubbles represent an infinity of worlds, the relationship between microcosm and macrocosm when observed through the glass, which is the cosmic egg. Its gold color is that of philosophical gold.
Do you have other wines or only Sigillum, which is a sparkling?
We will soon have two other alchemical wines, a sensational white and red… have faith!
Can you present and have your wine tasted at public or private?
Of course, we can come with our famous sommeliers to let you taste the wine and explain its alchemical and symbolic values.

From Enoch book to symbolism
of John Dee

Dr. John Dee (1527 – 1608)

Dr. John Dee (1527 – 1608)

(c) Wellcome Library; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

The Sigillum Dei Aemeth

Is there a language of angels? It was the 16th century and at the court of Queen Elizabeth I, in England, lived the astronomer and astrologer John Dee. He was very close to the sovereign and could enjoy his protection. Around 1580 he moved away from rationalism to begin to investigate the world of spiritism and the occult. It was during this time that he became close to Edward Kelley, occultist and alchemist. From the moment Dee and Kelley began to collaborate, they carried out many research and studies on the magical and esoteric world. More than anything else, Dee and Kelley are still known today for transcribing the language of angels, which was defined by Dee and Kelley as “Enochian”. Enoch is a biblical patriarch to whom is attributed an apocryphal text called “the book of Enoch”, considered “canonical” in the first centuries of Christianity.

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Simbology

The “Hieroglyphic Monad”

Monad, which means unique, represents the simple substance, indivisible, inestimated and of a spiritual nature that constitutes the ultimate element of things.

The “Sigillum Emeth” (Æmeth)

also known as Sigillum Dei Emeth is a revised and corrected version of Sigillum Dei, created by the alchemist John Dee, who added the name “Æmeth” or “Truth”, one of the 72 names of God in the cabalistic tradition.

The “24 Theorems”

Dee thus tries to express in a symbol the homogeneity of the Universe and the Creator, each individual element being described as a component related to the Monad, represented as a Mercurial emblem combined with the point and the Binary Ascending.


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