Bringing out the ways of Italian fountain pen making – known and appreciated world-wide, I am delighted to showcase my latest collaboration that wears the name of a wine: Sangiovese.
I chose this name to reflect the enthralling visual stimulation given by the ”Ruby Red” celluloid used by Delta in the past, that now found its way into a new writing instrument. The high quality material in itself brings a satisfying writing experience both on a hedonistic and intellectual level.
The Sangiovese represents my friendship with Ciro Matrone and for this project he had free reigns to let his imagination do wonders. Even if most of you already know, I want to underline that Ciro Matrone was the core of the technical and production department of Delta and one of the founders of the world-wide famous Italian pen maker. Today, Ciro Matrone’s legacy is carried on by his son Salvatore and daughter Mariafrancesca through their company – Leonardo Officina Italiana.
As I said before, Sangiovese provides an intellectually satisfying experience while writing. The body color is sober, yet iridescent, the flat ends only adding to the refinement. Recalling the twisting and turning path of light through the celluloid, you can find a decorative meander on the center band of the cap. Featuring a particular vintage style filler used by Ciro at Delta – a button filler, the ink is loaded and unloaded by triggering the button hidden behind the knob.
The Sangiovese collection features 10 pens – eight in rhodium and two in rose gold color trim. Made by Bock, with extra fine, fine, medium, broad and stub 1.3mm – the size 6 nibs are made of 14k Gold.
You know what I said before: sit down, pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy the Sangiovese experience.
- brand: Pen Venture
- type: Fountain Pen
- color: Sangiovese (red wine)
- body material: Celluloid
- cap type: Screw-cap
- filling mechanism: Button Filler
- nib material: 14k Gold nib
- nib size: Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, Stub 1.3mm, Elastic Fine.
- nib color: Silver/Rose Gold
- postable: Yes
- trim: Rhodium Plated
- length overall (closed): 140 mm.
- length overall (posted): 166 mm.
- body length: 129 mm.
- cap length: 58mm.
- body diameter: 15 mm.
- cap diameter (without clip): 16 mm.
- weight (overall): 37 grams.
- body weight: 22,5 grams.
- cap weight: 14,5 grams.