Wine&Siena on January 21st and 22nd transforms historic buildings of the Gothic capital into tasting rooms for great wines by 250 wineries
By Donatella Cinelli Colombini, Montalcino, Brunello, Casato Prime Donne
Wine&Siena: we are at desk 165 in the sala Mappamondo of the Palazzo Pubblico with our Brunello and Brunello Prime Donne 2012, Rosso di Montalcino, Cenerentola DOC Orcia and Chianti Superiore. To taste our Brunello under the frescoes by Duccio di Buoninsegna and Simone Martini will be an entirely new experience.
It will be the crowning of the cultural value of wine, of its being an important part of the Sienese civilization that has produced works of art such as the Buongoverno fresco chosen by Unesco as worldwide image to represent Peace, or the historic act such as the “constituto” from 1309, the first constitutional paper written in vernacular so that everyone could read and understand it. All of this in this magnificent building, a special treat to visit it with a glass o f wonderful Brunello 2012 in your hand.
This and much more for Wine&Siena organized by the Merano Wine Festival with 250 wine producers and food artisans chosen one by one. Every exhibitor has had to submit their bottles to a commission, who has accepted and rewarded the best. Our five wines have all received an award, and our two Brunello 2012 have also obtained gold medals.
The formula of the Sienese event, which takes place 20 days before the Tuscan wine previews begin, is a mixture of art, history and of course wine and food. The locations are true art treasure chests such as the Rocca Salimbeni where the general offices of the Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank are, and where the Chianti, Chianti Classico, Montecucco,Vini Cortona …will be tasted. In Palazzo Sansedoni 4 master classes will be held, with guided tastings (not to be missed the view over Piazza del Campo, the piazza where the Palio horse race is held). The Doc Orcia together with Bolgheri, Piemonte, Veneto wines … and all the gastronomy will be in halls of one of the oldest universities in the world founded 1240.
The rest of the history I will tell you when you come and visit us at Wine&Siena. I’ll be waiting for you.