Castello di Querceto a party in the middle of Chianti Classico
Golden wedding anniversary for Antonietta and Alessandro Francois with an unexpected thunderstorm which forced the party to be moved from the park to the halls inside Castello di Querceto
Seen for you by Donatella Cinelli Colombini
It is very difficult to find a couple who get on so well in life and in work. Antonietta and Alessandro Francois, married 50 years ago, have celebrated their love as if it were the first day. Castello di Querceto unfortunately is under a heavy rainfall which forces a change in the programming of the party. What a shame!!! Even under the rain though the park with its lakes, the centenary cedar woods and the lights appear like a fairytale location. Luckily the Castello di Querceto halls are an authentic museum and Antonietta’s special touch has made them comfortable and welcoming.
What a wonderful frame for the golden wedding couple and what exceptional
wines, the “Sole di Alessandro” IGT is remarkable because it is powerfully lavish and with its elegance challenges the Picchio Chianti Classico Riserva served from magnum bottles. Vittorio Fiore the famous winemaker and Emanuele Pellucci taster and journalist enjoy them blissfully. There are many old friends at this party: the artist Elisabetta Rogai, the hunting mayor Alberto Bencistà, the Prince Girolamo Guicciardini Strozzi, Paolo Saturnini past president of the Città del vino, the teacher distiller Priscilla Occhipinti …. A really pleasant atmosphere, intimate with a superb dinner and finally The dark Blues in concert with famous and melodic pieces from the years when Alessandro and Antonietta, newly weds, were setting off on the honeymoon, but, why not do it again?