700 million Euro in 2012 with + 6,8% during the first 9 months for exports of Tuscan wines, a success built ton missions abroad and a new way of organizing fairs
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Florence - Buy Wine 2013
Very positive comments for the Tuscan wine exports where the DOCG and DOC wines have opened the way with +9,6% built especially through the expeditions to the USA. The stars and stripes wine lovers are among the major Tuscan wine estimators, these Tuscan wines in the States have proven a well deserved + 14% , this is market where in fact the most investments for events and tastings have been done by the Consorzi and by the Regione Toscana.
The amministrazione regionale – Toscanapromozione – has organized the first true wine fair of the new millennium: Buy Wine at the Fortezza da basso in Florence where the producers met operators through an innovative method of making offer and demand meet. 10.000 exhibitors and 30.000 operators took part at the event.
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Positive result. At Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino about 300 visitors, much more than last year with more young people and more groups.
For Cantine aperte 2012 very few foreign guests but many visitors form other provinces and also from other regions. The young were much more prepared
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and attentive than the over 50’s. Fractioned sales, but with a total superior to 2011. Other than for the Brunello a lot of attention also for Cenerentola Doc Orcia 2007.
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A higher number of groups of friends rather than couples or families. Cantine aperte has consequently taken on the spirit of a day out in the countryside.
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Cantine aperte 2012 - Brunello and other wines from Donatella Cinelli Colombini wineries
Twenty years have passed since the first edition of “Cantine aperte” and Donatella Cinelli Colombini continues personally welcoming guests and offering them something exceptional, out of the ordinary compared to what they can taste the rest of the year.
Donatella is practically a mother of this event. She organized the first edition of Cantine aperte on the 9th of May1993 in100 Tuscan wineries and during the next few years she transformed it into a National event with more than 1000 wineries and nearly a million tourists taking part. Today the president of this association is Chiara Lungarotti, a great friend of Donatella’s and someone with whom she still collaborates.
Spring for senses:
art, great wines and traditional tastes
wisteria flowers on the italian garden - Fattoria del Colle
We advise you to come to spend the May 1st Bank holiday weekend at Fattoria del Colle, in Tuscany where Crete Senesi and the Val d’Orcia. You will taste wines made here and at Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino, you will taste typical local dishes such as Pinci and the mixed grill with meat from the Valdichiana. The nearby small art cities will offer you pleasant surprises: Pienza ,renaissance city wanted by Pope Pio II, who for a bridge transforms the main square into an Italian style garden, and Montepulciano with its May 1st fair and the celebrations of the patron saint Sant’Agnese.
"Chiusure artichoke" in a porchetta head
A festive day to spend immersed in the Crete Senesi and in its tastes, starting from Fattoria del Colle in Trequanda where, making the most of the Sagra del Carciofo di Chiusure, dedicates a special menu to the delicious “ carduccio” artichoke from our land. This is just a starting point to get to know our territory rich in history, in landscapes, and unique dishes, just like this artichoke. You will have the opportunity to taste our products, such as the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG from Casato Prime Donne and the Cenerentola Orcia DOC from Fattoria del Colle. On April 25th from 11 am onwards in the medieval hamlet of Chiusure, on a hill just above the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, the festival will begin wish food stalls dedicated to the artichoke and much more, there will be music with the Asciano band too.