Benvenuto Brunello becomes Brunello Day with events in Montalcino, London, Toronto, New York and Los Angeles and AgrieTour in Arezzo rewards Donatella
An intense autumn for Tuscan wines with Benvenuto Brunello which extends from 11 to 21 November and has its key day on the 17th when the preview of the new 2018 vintage will take place simultaneously in five cities around the world, namely London, Toronto, New York , Los Angeles and Montalcino. Don’t be surprised if I say that Montalcino is a city. It has had this title since the mid-fifteenth century (1462) and was confirmed just a few months ago with a decree by the President of the Republic.
BENVENUTO BRUNELLO 2022 BECOMES INTERNATIONAL WITH BRUNELLO DAY
The Benvenuto Brunello calendar marks the tasting of the new 2018 vintage by dividing the days for operators, press, wine lovers and even for the producers of Montalcino who will be able to taste the wines by their colleagues and in so drawing food for thought. The gala dinner was prepared by chef Valeria Piccini from the two Michelin-star “Da Caino” restaurant in Montemerano who studied the menu based on local products and especially white truffles.
As usual, the setting of the event is the monumental complex of Sant’Agostino, a Gothic convent where the Brunello Consortium, Ocra -Scuola permanete dell’Abitare and the Tempio del Brunello which “immerses” visitors in culture and in the wines of Montalcino and is among the winners of the Tiqets 2022 Remarkable Venue Awards.
VERTICAL TASTING OF 11 BRUNELLO AT CASATO PRIME DONNE
For Casato Prime Donne, the Benvenuto Brunello 2022 event is an opportunity to organize a vertical tasting that traces the brief but intense history of the company. 11 wines and 18 tasters to retrace 24 years in which winemaking events are intertwined with personal ones, starting with the separation from the family business in 1998, before the new cellars were built. This is followed by the period 2002-2010 in which the vineyards were replanted and the new equipment was bought. The most recent phase is distinguished by the return to traditions, to the naturalness and to the characteristics of the territory. At the end a tasting that explains the profile of the new Brunellos designed by Donatella Cinelli Colombini and their international success.
A happy occasion to retrace memories and present the new project that will transform the wine Tinaia del vento fermentation area, where the native yeast of Montalcino was tested , into an enclosed area with a special artistic touch.
AGRIETOUR NUMBER 20 AWARDS DONATELLA CINELLI COLOMBINI
Last weekend was particularly eventful for Donatella Cinelli Colombini with her participation in AgrieTour in Arezzo.
Here, on the occasion of the twentieth edition of the fair, she was awarded the “AeT Twenty Award”. A recognition of the journey made together that comes from the National Exhibition of agritourism and multifunctional agriculture, a place for the exchange of good practices, a place of growth, a place of training to which Donatella has been very attached for years. Also at AgrieTour Donatella presented the book “Viaggio nell’Italia del Vino” – “Journey into Italy of Wine” with Senator Dario Stefàno author of the first legislation on touristic wineries.