Truffles and wine really are aphrodisiacs!
San Giovanni d’Asso is the third smallest municipality in Tuscany and yet it is one of the top producers in the world of white truffle. Truffle and Orcia wine festival, all for seduction is the motto
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!
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.
He travelled this territory during a frenetic couple of days. He was charmed by the landscapes, the quality of the wines and most of all by the passion of the producers. Speller gave an excellent lesson on marketing regarding the new trends in the world markets, and with the producers he insisted on the search for an identity <<what distinguishes the Orcia wines? >>. This was practically a training course, but the effect was like an earthquake: in the end it was evident to all that the freshness was the “common thread” which connects the bottles of the most beautiful wine in the world.
Bur that is not enough: the word autochthonous, the word nature, the words lightness, must also be considered <<there is really little information about Orcia on the web, you are not viral>>. But then he lightly mentions a wine tasting to be organized in London and so the enthusiasm surges again.
A dinner dedicated to the “Tartufo bianco, vino Orcia e seduzione” still in the castle. Francesca Negri, the transgressive and intriguing author of GeishaGourmet and of the book “Sex and the wine” charmed everyone telling of the seductive virtue of truffle and the bewitching ones of wine. A love of life that at the table becomes passion.
Did you know that after having smelled a truffle men find the women they see more beautiful? It is scientifically proven so one must get organized! We will be expecting you next weekend to taste this wonderful delicacy!