Weekend with the White Truffle from the Crete Senesi at Fattoria del Colle for a very intense and tasty wine and truffle experience
4-6 / 11-13 / 18-20 November with the white truffle in Tuscany in the Crete Senesi area, a truffle region of very high level. Fattoria del Colle organizes weekends that include for you white truffles and the great red wines Brunello and Orcia DOC. During the same period in San Giovanni d’Asso (15 km away) there is a white truffle from the Crete Senesi fair. So plenty of shopping and hunting for the precious truffle in one of the 5 truffle preserves at Fattoria del Colle, themed dinners with truffle recipes, and even a brief lesson regarding the fungus. To make these weekends unforgettable there will also be some splendid wine tastings. And here are our two treats for this programme, that can give sensations and information to real gourmands and to the less expert, these are experiences in the Brunello winery, Casato Prime Donne: the wine and music tasting created by the musician and sommelier Igor Vazzaz with 4 wines and 4 different pieces of music and the brand new fermentation area for the Brunello wine where a flying dove helps visitor enter into the true Montalcino spirit with images and sounds. A beautiful surprise.
The detailed program in on the web site.
3 day –two nights € 214 per person. It is possible to book briefer stays through the reception +39 0577 662108
WHY WHTE TRUFFLE AND RED WINE
Last year I was nominated Cavaliere Onorario dell’Ordine del Tartufo e dei vini di Alba. During the ceremony I asked the Gran Maestro Bianca Vetrino << what do you drink with your truffles?>> and she replied convinced << red wine>>. This reply made me think … matching white ruffles from the Crete Senesi with Brunello and Doc Orcia works just as well as the pairings in Piedmont in fact it must be studied.. maybe through a weekend full of excellent delicacies. Our white truffle is “honeyed” exquisitely refined; it has an intense aroma and is definitely intriguing (it is not a coincidence that it is aphrodisiacal) . It has become so acclaimed only recently, for this reason it is still quite affordable.
WHERE TO SLEEP
At Fattoria del Colle, on the hills that look towards Val d’Orcia and the Crete Senesi. A 16th century farm, with villa, chapel, winery and a small sample transformed into country inn for gusts to stay at. An authentic place, with antique furniture (modern bathrooms, central heating and settees though…) that resembles the houses of our grandparents.. On the estate there is a restaurant, a wellness centre with sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi and vinotherapy with couple’s massage. For the treatments one must choose them and book beforehand.
The surrounding panorama is wonderful and intact, just like an antique painting. In
November it is particularly nice to walk around admiring the autumn colours of the countryside. For art lovers, a short distance from Fattoria del Colle there are many art cities: Pienza, Montepulciano, San Quirico and Bagno Vignoni, Montalcino and Cortona.