The black crostini take up all the standard ingredients from the festive period and not only as explained by Michela Badii in her book “Cibo in festa fra tradizione e trasformazioni”: chicken livers, herbs, stale bread and vin santo were always in our grandparents cupboards., The reason for their success was probably due to the refined taste and the uniqueness of the dish: a refined and sophisticated recipe born from the simplicity d basic techniques of the farming cuisine. The recipe has been modified many times, the ingredients of the farming tradition have been substituted with more refined raw materials, the cookery method has evolved together with technology and the cooking time is a lot shorter. Read more…
30° edition of the Mostra Mercato del Tartufo bianco delle Crete Senesi (7-8, 14-15 November 2015) with food stalls and local artisans all around the medieval castle in San Giovanni d’Asso. Inside the fortifying walls one finds the Museo del tartufo and this is where the market of these delicious truffles. In the surrounding area plenty of truffle preserves, intact natural corners where the dog find the “white nuggets” I have 5 of them at Fattoria del Colle and on Sunday mornings, also during the next weekends(14-15 November and 5-8 December) we organize a truffle hunt for guests staying in our country inn. We will be waiting for you!
Walter Speller in San Giovanni d’Asso
In the occasion of the Mostra del tartufo bianco the wine appellation of this area was celebrated too, Doc Orcia, which launched the first totem apt to distribute brochures. 7 of them will be positioned in car parks, and tourist information offices to distribute 100.000 flyers with a map. A sort of welcome to Orcia, the most beautiful wine in the world, to tourists who arrive here. The alliance between Consorzio and Strada del vino Orcia is beginning to bring results. In the meantime in the fireplace hall in the castle a wine tasting regarding 10 Orcia wines carried out by Walter Speller, one of the major foreign exerts in Italian wines that has recently discovered this appellation and had a pleasant surprise.
Fattoria del Colle is a romantic antique location where every couple can have the wedding of their dreams with three small romantic wedding rites
Wedding lunch at Fattoria del Colle
Fattoria del Colle is several hundred years old and for this reason it can offer a wedding couple something unique and unforgettable such as the wedding night in the bedroom that once belonged to the Grand Duke of Tuscany. At the end of the Eighteenth century the farm was a secret hideaway for the Gran Duke of Tuscany Pietro Leopoldo d’Asburgo and his lover Isabella. The bedroom built for them has a decorated ceiling and antique furnishings. For an unforgettable honeymoon two hours in the exclusive wellness centre ,wine therapy, couple massages and a Jacuzzi at sunset with a well wishing toast in candle light. Warm water, effusions in an area where every detail is carefully planned. Before leaving there is another rite: the love padlock to be sealed in the Fantabosco at Fattoria del Colle so that it will remain for ever as a souvenir of the wedding couple.
Three details which distinguish the weddings organized at Fattoria del Colle and make them particularly romantic and sensational.
Fattoria del Colle wedding
Fattoria del Colle is a small hamlet with a chapel, a villa, parks, and all surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and an extraordinarily beautiful panorama. A large open space where every wedding couple can organize their “custom fitted” wedding completely different from all others. A great outdoor ceremony and party, aperitif around the swimming pools, wedding banquet and cutting of the cake, open bar and a DJ for dancing under the trees which shine with small lights until late….The intimate celebration inside the San Clemente chapel and a banquet for few. The wine wedding in the cellar and the gourmand banquet with haut cuisine dishes and Brunello from great vintages.
Huffington Post 2013 and USA Today2014 put it respectively in 6th and 7thposition in the world. HoweverTuscany seems to be among the “historic” wine destinations, the one that has best resisted the attacks of the new destinations such asOkanaganValley inBritish Columbia and Maipo inChile. One must notice at this point how areas such as Champagne andAlsace have practically disappeared from such list from the world over while in reality they receive enormous amounts of tourists. Such a circumstance seems to indicate that the search for something new and not for masses, a tendency that penalizes
destinations which are too crowded or commoditized.
Tuscany offers, at very high levels 4 things that a wine tourist most appreciates: landscapes, culture, good food and great wines. The network of hotels, country inns and restaurants of good or excellent level is capillary and widespread in many of the Tuscan large and small cities of art. The large number of concerts and cultural events, the famous people, the possibility of doing shopping in the Gucci, Prada, Cavalli outlets … make a difference and assure Tuscany a decidedly strong position. Read more…
Rosé wine is definitely trendy, to be served cool, with friends, together with some finger food. The Rosa di Tetto IGT 2013 was created for this
Rosé wines are in: all wineries insert a rosé wine in their portfolio. There is an increase in exportation, events, articles and competitions….. For Fattoria del Colle rosé is not a novelty as we have a long tradition in its production, the first bottles were made more than 20 years ago by Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s father, it was called with a different name and had a different label.
This year for the first time the rosé “Rosa di Tetto” is in a colouring called “rosa antico” which is similar to tea rose. A very rainy and cool summer allowed us to produce a rosé with rich perfumes (green apple but also flowers, particularly violets) and a great freshness in the mouth. A rosé which recalls the most refined types of French rosé wines. Read more…