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Grandma Giuliana’s apples covered with custard and meringue

Delicious, simple ingredients, easy to make, but needs time. “Mele coperte” covered apples with custard and meringue, my grandma’s dessert

 

by Donatella Cinelli Colombini

Mele coperte is the dessert that my grandma Giuliana Tamanti Colombini used to prepare for family or for friends who more frequently came to our house. I feel that it is an invention of hers with mixed cultural ascendancies. She was born into a Roman family of famous architects, the Busiri Vici’s and of officials of the Pope, the Barluzzi’s. One of these families had lived at the Quirinale palace until the capture of Rome when the new lodger became King Savoia.

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mele coperte – ingredients – Fattoria del Colle

In marrying my grandfather Giovanni Colombini, Giuliana went to live in Modena where her father in law was rector of the University. This is where my mother Francesca was born and where the family lived until they returned to Montalcino, where the Colombini’s actually originated form.
Each of these places left a trace on our table. In our house there was a real cult for eating Tortellini and the Zampone, as it was usual to eat Gnocchi alla Romana and Saltimbocca. I would not be surprised if in the dessert that I am telling you about today there is a real mixture of food cultures and I like to think that it is exclusive to my home.

 

Sanchimento IGT 2019 Tuscan white wine

From Traminer grapes from the small vineyard next to the chapel at Fattoria del Colle in the best vintage of the century with a hint of orange

 

IGT Toscana white wine Sanchimento - Donatella Cinelli Colombini - Fattoria del Colle

IGT Toscana white wine Sanchimento – Donatella Cinelli Colombini – Fattoria del Colle

This is the first 2019 vintage wine by Donatella Cinelli Colombini to be ready, and reveals a desire for experimentation. The Traminer grapes used to make it look towards orange wines. It is just a touch of orange but Sanchimento 2019 appears completely different to previous years, with more structure and aromas, with hints of yellow coloured fruits. This is something new and refined and even more versatile in food pairing because it can be matched also with young cheeses and dishes that are just a bit flavourful.
Sanchimento IGT 2019 is a BIO wine (organic) produced with Traminer grapes from the small vineyard that surrounds the San Clemente Chapel (or Sanchimento as in local old tongue) at Fattoria del Colle. The building was built in 1592 by the present owner’s ancestors while the vineyard was planted by her father in 1989. Traminer is an unusual variety in Tuscany that, thanks to the altitude of Fattoria del Colle at 404 metres above sea level and to the cool nights, reaches ripening preserving freshness and aromas.

Sanchimento IGT is a limited production of just 2.000 bottles.

 

Traminer - Tuscany - 2019 Harvest - Fattoria del Colle

Traminer – Tuscany – 2019 Harvest – Fattoria del Colle

SANCHIMENTO A TUSCAN WHITE FROM TRAMINER GRAPES

TYPE: dry white
PRODUCTION AREA: Tuscany, Trequanda, Fattoria del Colle
VINTAGE CHARACTERISTICS: dry winter, April and May very vey rainy, the summer was very hot even though interrupted by two great storms, on July 1st and September 15th that however irrigated the soil.
GRAPE VARIETY: Traminer 100%

 

HARVEST AND VINIFICATION OF THE SANCHIMENTO 2019

GRAPE HARVEST: September 10th. The grapes were handpicked and put into small crates with slits, where they were refrigerated before vinification.
FERMENTATION: A small amount of grapes was vinified with its skins and natural yeasts according to the orange wine technique. After 12 days of maceration the racking took place.

The rest of the grapes were pressed and the must obtained was cooled at 4°C for the static decanting of the lees. After 12 hours the limpid must was racked and as soon as the temperature reached 14°C the yeasts were added. The fermentation lasted about 18 days at a temperature of 16-18°C.

Only a few months later did we add to the Sanchimento the 5% of Traminer that had vinified with the skins.
QUANTITY PRODUCED: 2.000 bottles.

 

The Casato Prime Donne and Fattoria del Colle wineries reopen

The Casato Prime Donne winery in Montalcino and Fattoria del Colle in the Doc Orcia region become a green wine destination

 

Fattoria del Colle - Italian garden style with lemon trees

Fattoria del Colle – Italian style garden with lemon trees

Wine and tourism out in the open. A formula born by necessity because of social distancing due to Covid-19. Come to live a new wine experience. Discover the vegetative cycle of the vine, the soil, the grape varieties and most of all the panorama. For instance the landscape here becomes a protagonist of outdoor toasts and wine tastings.

 

CASATO PRIME DONNE WINE TOUR IN THE BRUNELLO VINEYARD

Casato Prime Donne a Montalcino is open also on Saturday afternoons from now on. It proposes a tour with an itinerant tasting of Rosso, Brunello di Montalcino and Brunello Riserva. It is possible to see some of the organic Sangiovese vineyards and also where the wine ages in barrel and vinifies (at least from outside).

There will be explanations regarding the vintages of Brunello in front of the Calendar with the stars. It will be possible to interact with some of the modern art installations. There is the selfie frame, or Punti di Vista and the Modernacolo created for Carla Fendi. The tour lasts about an hour and is very engaging.
Just one request: it is necessary to book beforehand.

 

Casato Prime Donne - Brunello Calendar

Casato Prime Donne – Brunello Calendar

FATTORIA DEL COLLE MANY PROPOSALS FOR STAYS AND DAILY ACTIVITIES

It is important to register before leaving home also for stays at Fattoria del Colle . Here the activities proposed to guests are many and diverse because the farm is like a small hamlet for the 16th century surrounded by vineyards and olive groves with a splendid panorama of the Crete Senesi and the Valdorcia.
Stays in apartments, rooms and villas, typical traditional meals matched with wines, cookery lessons, hiking and vineyard trails, guided tours and wine tastings…all well organized in every detail to offer guests experiences and small discoveries.
For this reason Fattoria del Colle should be considered a wine destination where it is possible to spend a holiday or a day out in the open air with some fine wines.

 

We are open, come and have dinner at Fattoria del Colle

Dining is a cultural experience other than being a great pleasure. At Fattoria del Colle it becomes a melody of flavours, images and great wines

 

Pears cooked in wine - Fattoria del Colle Restaurant

Pears cooked in wine – Fattoria del Colle Restaurant

Donatella Cinelli Colombini has collected recipes from housewives in and around Trequanda even before opening the Fattoria del Colle. For the same reason, she has a vegetable garden with lettuce, zucchini, tomatoes, Aglione … as well as tarragon, and many types of mint, sage and rosemary …

 

FINE WINES OF CASATO PRIME DONNE AND FROM FATTORIA DEL COLLE

Obviously the strong point of the Fattoria del Colle restaurant is that the wine comes from the two wineries: Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino and the same farm where we make the Chianti Superiore, Supertuscan and Doc Orcia Cenerentola, the latter is becoming a real star in the wine world. The wine list is made up of around 15 preferences including a sparkling wine, a white and a rosé. Those who might think that using wine as a restaurant’s key strength, do not consider that the menu has been constructed to exalt the flavours in the glass and that it is possible to change the wine matched to each dish or something really extraordinary, choose a Brunello vertical tasting selecting from 23 vintages and more than 50 labels between Brunello Riserva, Prime Donne selection and regular Brunello.

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Farmhouse-in-Tuscany-Restaurant-Fattoria-del-Colle

If the notes from the glass were not to be sufficient, there are always the explanations from the staff or from the chef Alessandro Sironi who is a sommelier.

 

MENU’ FULL OF HISTORY, TRADITION AND TASTE

The menu concentrates on daily proposals that offer authentic experiences from the Sienese countryside: 6 small servings that alternate bread soups with pinci, noble meats such as Chianina beef, or Cinta Senese pork with vegetables from the vegetable garden, traditional dishes such as the Mantovana, Panforte and pears cooked in wine together with more modern suggestions such as the Semifreddo di Mantovana. Tuscan recipes and ingredients often from farm to table. The list of dishes is a little more austere than previously, but all the same it is able to charm and express the culture of the territory even more than before.

Fattoria del Colle new top wine destination

2 new proposals for wine lovers looking for an unusual itinerant tasting or who want to spend a day among vineyards, wines and activities

 

Fattoria del Colle

Agriturismo Fattoria del Colle Restaurant

Itinerant tastings that resemble adventures out to discover vineyards and wines, aromas and tastes, panoramas and historical locations. Also the proposal for a day at Fattoria del Colle to regenerate in a safe place, in contact with nature an able to tell a story centuries old. An itinerary dedicated to vineyards and to the wines they produce. Another activity that proposes an itinerant tasting with a mixture of history, aromas and flavours. A lunch experience to taste different Tuscan cheeses or cold cuts, and on Saturdays the possibility of an excursion to the Brunello di Montalcino winery Casato Prime Donne.

Tours and lunches are organized upon request and must be booked the previous day calling +39 0577 662108 or via email at info@cinellicolombini.it

 

Fattoria-del-Colle-Trekking in the vineyards

Fattoria-del-Colle-Trekking in the vineyards

ITINERANT TASTING IN THE VINEYARDS

3 vineyards, 3 grape varieties and 3 wine tastings (h. 12,00 midday from the farm courtyard)

Itinerant tasting of the wines in the organic vineyards with the same variety of grapes are grown: Traminer for the IGT bianco Sanchimento, Foglia Tonda for the Doc Orcia Cenerentola and Sangiovese for the Brunello that is made in Montalcino at Casato Prime Donne visible at a distance. This experience thanks to an expert guide will be a fun discovery of the characteristic of the three varieties and of the vines they produce (15 Euro per person). Lasts about an hour.

 

ITINERANT TASTING IN GARDENS, VEGETABLE GARDENS, HISTORICAL LOCATIONS AND VINEYARDS

3 wines among history, vineyards, gardens and vegetable gardens (h. 3,00 pm: from the farm courtyard)

 

Trekking-in-the-vineyards-Toscana-Fattoria-del-Colle

Trekking-in-the-vineyards-Toscana-Fattoria-del-Colle

Breathtaking views, the Italian garden at Fattoria del Colle with its paths, the San Clemente chapel built in 1592 with its stories of heretics and Madonnas, the bedroom that once belonged to the Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo sovereign of Tuscany and his lover Isabella, the vegetable garden with its oldest and most curious plants like mandrake that has aphrodisiacal properties, wormwood – the green fairy and the pepper tree … An itinerary of aromas, stories and legends that includes also the tasting of 3 wines from Fattoria del Colle (Chianti Superiore DOCG, Doc Orcia Leone Rosso and IGT Il Drago e le 8 Colombe) and a typical Tuscan snack with freshly picked tomatoes from the garden (13 Euro per person). Lasts about one hour.

 

Fattoria del Colle reopens Country Inn and Restaurant

In the part of Tuscany where fine wines come from, where Covid-19 practically has never arrived, Donatella Cinelli Colombini reopens and renews the tourism activities from July 1st

 

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Fattoria del Colle Restaurant – Roast suckling duck breast with Cenerentola wine

Fattoria del Colle in Trequanda, a municipality where there have been no cases of Covid-19, and Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino, where those infected have been just a handful, thanks to a Sangiovese in a patron saint version, these are the locations where Donatella Cinelli Colombini, from July 1st, expects tourists and wine lovers.
She wants to offer them fun and regenerating holidays, or just a few hours rest, immersed in the beautiful and uncontaminated landscape, tasting wines of extraordinary quality.

 

COUNTRY INN STAYS AT FATTORIA DEL COLLE

Holidays in apartments and rooms with private and equipped outdoor area to eat out-of-doors. Weekly stays, but also 2 nights stays with two dinners and wine tastings. To sanitize against Covid-19, medical-surgical products and a hydrogen peroxide system are used.

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Fattoria del Colle the evening by the pool

For safety reasons daily cleaning cannot be done in the apartments and rooms, so they must we considered self care/self-catering with just a daily supply of clean linen.

 

PARKS, SWIMMING POOL AND HIKING

Fattoria del Colle has a total surface of 336 hectares and consequently offers wide spaces to regenerate out in the open air. There are 3 equipped parks where to sunbathe, admire the panorama and enjoy the quiet of the countryside, 1 swimming pool, 3 signposted hiking trails, where one discovers nature, a special trail dedicated to the vine. Loungers, deckchairs and outdoor tables, children’s games are all sanitized and distant to guarantee guests’ safety.

 

6 bottles of a Supertuscan wine and 16 Tuscan recipes

Delivered directly to your home 6 bottles of IGT Toscana Il Drago e le 8 Colombe 2016 Supertuscan together with a professional corkscrew and a little recipe booklet

 

Il Drago e le 8 Colombe IGT Toscana 2016 has obtained 93/100 from Robert Parker – Wine Advocate and 91/100 from James Suckling. It is a Supertuscan wine: a creative one that does not belong to any designation. This is a family wine obtained with Sangiovese, Merlot and Sagrantino grapes from the vineyards at Fattoria del Colle.

The 2016 harvest was one of the best during the last 20 years and has been rated 5 stars, the top.
Il Drago e le 8 Colombe 2016 is a small production of about 16.000 bottles destined to wine lovers for their meals at the restaurant, but also for the outdoor barbeques.
Together with the 6 bottles of Il Drago e le 8 Colombe will receive a small booklet with 16 recipes so you can cook old and modern Tuscan dishes, such as baccalà alla fratina, pinci, panforte and latte in piedi. Plus in the same case with the wine, you will find a professional corkscrew just like the ones used by sommeliers.

 

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Drago e le 8 Colombe – IGT Toscana 2016 – wine rating

OFFER 6 BOTTLES OF IGT SUPERTUSCAN IL DRAGO E LE 8 COLOMBE 2016

A recipe booklet and a professional corkscrew

 

FOR MEMBERS OF DONATELLA’S CLUB

Special price of 97,00 Euro (instead of 119,00)
We offer free shipping within Italy, and 10 Euro off shipping costs abroad.

 

FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT YET MEMBERS OF DONATELLA’S CLUB

Special price of 107,00 Euro (instead of 119,00)
To this price the shipping cost is to be added, in Italy it costs 18€, while to ship abroad it varies from country to country and will be quoted upon receiving of the order.

 

Payment via bank draft or with credit card, Visa or MasterCard.

 

TO BOOK THE WINE SEND AN EMAIL TO

vino@cinellicolombini.it
This offer finishes on June 2nd, 2020

 

Organic Chianti superiore 2018 from Fattoria del Colle

This is the first organic Chianti Superiore made at Fattoria del Colle. It is enriched with aromas thanks to the cold nights and hot days in September.

 

CHIANTI SUPERIORE 2018 FROM FATTORIA DEL COLLE

Chianti Superiore 2018 is a family wine, hence a wine that is born in Fattoria del Colle, that was founded in 1592 by Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s ancestors. This estate has a history more than 400 year old, in the vineyard and in the wines.

Chianti Superiore Bio 2018

This region in Southern Tuscany, at 404 m above sea level, in a territory particularly apt for the production of red wines. It borders with the Chianti Classico, Brunello and Vino Nobile wine regions. The soils are of neo-quaternary origin composed of sand and marine clays. These vineyards were planted on the top of the hills, because well ventilated and well exposed to the sun.

The 2018 vintage was a scarce one because of the frost during the previous year and because of the rainfalls that during the spring disturbed the flowering. In the month of May the showers were particularly frequent and there was also a cloudburst that flooded the winery.

Luckily in September the climate was ideal for the production of great wines, with its cold nights and sunny days, so the grapes size was reduced, and as a result increased the synthesis of the perfumes of the grapes and finally in the cellar we received sound and ripe clusters with a good content of extractable polyphenols

2018 harvest at Fattoria del Colle

2018 harvest at Fattoria del Colle

The Chianti Superiore is a type of Chianti of higher level, because of the quality of the wine and because of the provenance of the grapes from vineyards that do not produce much.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE CHIANTI SUPERIORE DOCG 2018

Type: dry red.
Production area: Trequanda, Toscana, Fattoria del Colle.
Vintage characteristics: the spring was very rainy; the summer was cool with frequent storms. The veraison concluded within the month of August. September was dry with great diurnal temperature variation.

Detained at home in the Tuscan countryside

Covid-19 has hit the Siena region less than other provinces and seems to have stopped sooner. Stories as a group and personal anecdotes from Alice and Alessia

 

by Donatella Cinelli Colombini

Alice Grassi tourism Tuscany Fattoria del Colle

Alice Grassi tourism Tuscany Fattoria del Colle

The Province of Siena seems to have managed to contain the pandemic better than other areas in Italy. Regardless a strong flux of visitors from the Lombardy region to their second homes, a dance contest in Chiusi and a football team called Pianese from Piancastagnaio, who have all spread Covid-19 to entire municipalities, in southern Tuscany, the numbers regarding positive cases are low, as those who are in hospital and in ICU. What is surprising is the reduced amount of new positive cases since the beginning of April, regardless of the increased amount of swabs.

 

THE TUSCAN REGION DISTRIBUTES MASKS AND MAKES IT OBLIGATORY TO WEAR THEM

The Regione Toscana (like a county) has sent all citizens two masks (in blue and white boxes with writings in Chinese) and has forbidden us to leave the home without protection. Florence has been hardly hit by this pandemic in a consistent way, but the province of Siena will be one of the first to come out of it in Italy.

Alessia Bianchi tourism Tuscany Fattoria del Colle

Alessia Bianchi tourism Tuscany Fattoria del Colle

In truth the sensation of danger is felt less because of the smaller sizes of the villages and because of the vast green spaces in the spring countryside. There is then the trust in a national health system, the institutions and the voluntary workers that has demonstrated its worth and that has control over the territory. Well done!! to the Regione Toscana, the mayors, the healthcare workers, voluntary workers of Racchetta, Misericordie and Pubblica Assistenza.

 

TOURISM COLLAPSES BECAUSE OF COVID-19

Next to this positive scene there is the preoccupying state of tourism that is actually falling off a cliff. Nobody can foresee if and when visitors will return. Tuscany receives mostly visitors from abroad, with a large percentage of US guests. Italian tourism is made up mostly of people coming from Lombardy. So, two areas of origin that are worrying even for those who are to welcome visitors. It is also very evident that local clientele is not sufficient for hotels and restaurants to open up again.
For the moment, the most difficult thing in lockdown with just an hour or so a day for smart-working. Here are the experiences of two of the people who welcome guests in the winery and country inn at Fattoria del Colle: Alice and Alessia.

 

Cornavirus and tourism in Tuscany

The 6 people who work in tourism welcoming guests at Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino and at Fattoria del Colle in Trequanda send us a photo and their stories during Covid-19 Isolation

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Antonella Marconi Casato Prime Donne Montalcino

Two posts , the second will follow in a few days, where the welcoming staff in the wineries and country inn belonging to Donatella Cinelli Colombini in the uncontaminated heart of Tuscany, tell us of their isolation. Antonella, Silvia, Carolina and Sara from Montalcino, Trequanda, Sinalunga and Rapolano tell us the following

 

ANTONELLA MARCONI AND WINE TOURISM AT CASATO PRIME DONNE IN MONTALCINO

The First who speaks is Antonella, half Italian half English she lives in Montalcino and has two sons, the oldest of which is an excellent archer and who often competes in the archery tournaments among neighbourhoods in Montalcino: the Sagra del Tordo and the Apertura delle Cacce.

Her photo is taken in front of her home directly in front of the Fortress in Montalcino <<What has been most difficult for me about the lockdown >> she explains<< has been the continuous change and addition of rules and regulations. I am pragmatic and these daily changes have been quite trying emotionally. After this isolation I just want to go back to work, back to the winery in Casato Prime Donne, and give tours again. Contact with people, for those who like me work with the public, is really being missed a lot. During this lockdown all normal contact with our dear ones is modified; a good night kiss is best avoided. In my house we have thought up a new rite, to be done contemporarily, that substitutes the usual effusion>>.

 

Silvia Argilli Tuscany tourism Fattoria del Colle

SILVIA ARGILLI ART AND TOURISM INCOMING

Meet Silvia, the artist of the group. She sketches and paints with great prowess. Her family is in Arezzo and she lives alone in an apartment in Trequanda, where Fattoria del Colle is too. Silvia says that what she has missed most <<is to be distant from friends and family and to not be able to embrace them>> her greatest wish is to <<enjoy the freedom that before was taken for granted>> but nevertheless she  <<has discovered that that celebrating my birthday and that of friends at a distance is not so bad. There is only one problem, the cake was all for me!>>

Chianti Superiore and Rosato IGT 2018 organic at your home

3 bottles of Chianti Superiore DOCG and 3 bottles of Rosato IGT Toscana 2018 certified BIO (organic) delivered directly to your home with a little shipping cost

 

Let us continue to drink great wines together. For online aperitifs with friends, or to emphasize a dish after spending time in the kitchen, transforming a regular meal into special moment, as if in a starred restaurant!

2018 vini organici Fattoria del Colle

Chianti Superiore DOCG 2018 Rosa di Tetto 2018 Toscana Italy Donatella Cinelli Colombini

In just a few days the currier will bring 6 very special bottles, right to your front door.
We are proposing two wines in “limited edition” few bottles of what in the USA they call “family wines”. Two special wines: Chianti Superiore 2018 DOCG is a preview; you will taste it before anybody else. It is a BIO certified wine (organic) the same as Rosato IGT Toscana that is quite trendy at the moment. A wine to be consumed cool with cheeses and cold cuts giving a special touch to your aperitif or your brunch.

 

OFFER 3 CHIANTI SUPERIORE DOCG –  3 ROSE’ IGT TOSCANA

THREE 0,75 cl BOTTLES of Chianti Superiore DOCG 2018 – THREE 0,75 cl BOTTLES OF IGT Toscana Rosa di Tetto 2018
The special price reserved for you until April 9th is
39,50€ for Club members
44,90 € for those not yet members of the Club
Shipping in Italy costs 16,00 €
We accept bank draft payments or Visa or MasterCard

 

TO BOOK THE WINE SEND AN EMAIL TO

vino@cinellicolombini.it

This offer finishes April 9th 2020

 

Corolli di Montalcino for Lent

To call them Lent Pastries is exaggerated, these Corolli from the Montalcino tradition are soft buns with little taste

Lent Corollo di Montalcino recipe

By Donatella Cinelli Colombini

In Montalcino, long ago, it was possible to buy these only during the 40 days Easter. Only bakeries sold them, and with their vans they delivered all over the countryside. Even further back the farmer’s wives would bake them in the wood fire, placing them in the oven after everything else had been cooked, so the temperature was much lower.

The Corolli are doughnut shaped buns to be dunked in milk at breakfast timer. They are not very sweet so I always thought that they were “repentance” quite the opposite of the tasty cakes and desserts for carnival time or the rich Ricciarelli and Panforte for Christmas time.

 

Once upon a time…picchio pacchio

In the province of Siena the recipe is called ciancifricola but in the Crete senesi they call it Picchio Pacchio, in Petroio spomodorata and in Montalcino “ova” al pomodoro

Picchio Pacchio ciancifricola at Fattoria del Colle

by Donatella Cinelli Colombini

The ingredients are practically always the same, preparation is always similar and the taste is nearly identical, but there are some differences. And not only in the name.

 

CIANCIFRICOLA, SPOMODORATA E OVA AL POMODORO MANY NAMES IN THE SIENESE COUNTRYSIDE

The ciancifricola called spomodorata in Petroio, is prepared with fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped then added to onion. All this is stir fried in extra virgin olive oil. When the pomodorata is cooked the beaten egg is added, together with half a ladle of broth, a pinch of salt and a dusting of black pepper. It is sufficient to stir for a few minutes and the ciancifricola is ready to be served nice and hot.

In Montalcino, I have always eaten “ova al pomodoro”. Here whole eggs are cooked on a tomato sauce so that the egg yolks would be opened by everyone in their own plate. The taste is much richer, and in my opinion, more pleasant with respect to the other Sienese recipes. Maybe my opinion is affected by affection, or even habit, but that is how I like it.

picchio pacchio – ciancifricola Fattoria del Colle version

HOW PICCHIO PACCHIO GOES FROM SICILY TO TUSCANY

Picchio Pacchio, which I discovered in Chiusure more than 20 years ago, it is practically the same as the ciancifricola but it comes from a sauce made in Palermo also known as “carrettiera”. It arrived from Sicily at the end of the 18th century . This was when the Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo called over from the isle the families able to teach the cultivation of wheat in the arid soils of the Crete Senesi. This became both an economy and a gastronomy revolution for this territory.

In Tuscany where tomatoes are not as good as those in Southern Italy, the recipe has been slightly changed. Here the tomatoes get peeled and transformed into a sauce before being added to the beaten eggs. A real difference comes from transforming picchio pacchio into a soup. In this case the  pomodorata is left quite liquid , hence served on sliced unsalted bread that absorbs the sauce and become delicious.

At Fattoria del Colle however we prepare a hybrid version, a picchio pacchio that is nearly like that made in Montalcino but with a raw quail’s egg on top. To match we serve Chianti Superiore DOCG

Easter at Fattoria del Colle

From the Sacredness of the abbeys to the sin of gluttony, while all around the most beautiful countryside in the world is reborn with the news spring and so Easter at Fattoria del Colle  is even more beautiful

 

EASTER WEEKEND AT FATTORIA DEL COLLE WITH A VIEW

Easter at Fattoria del Colle

 Fattoria del Colle (write to holiday@cinellicolombini.it for the program) is an extraordinary place. It is basically a small hamlet built at the end of the 16th century. Here there is an aristocratic villa, chapel, parks, and old farmhouses transformed into lodgings for visitors, restaurants and wellness area. Above all at Easter we are offering guests the possibility to really experience the authentic and old Tuscany . We propose  old recipes such as corolli and schiacciate or l’acqua cotta pasqualina,… guided tours in the Brunello and Orcia Doc-Chianti Superiore wineries , brief cookery lessons and itinerant or vertical  wine tastings to understand the magical longevity of the Montalcino wines.

SURROUNDING THE FATTORIA DEL COLLE ESTATE ABBEYS AND CITIES OF ART

Easter at Fattoria del Colle Vinotherapy

Surrounding the farm, a landscape that has remained miraculously untouched for. A short distance away are the great cities of art and the great abbeys. Just  12 km away the Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, 35 km distant is the Abbey of  Sant’Antimo in Montalcino and just over an hour away the Abbazia di San Francesco in Assisi. In a 40 km radius one finds  Cortona, Montepulciano, Pienza, San Quirico-Bagno Vignoni, Montalcino, Buonconvento and Lucignano.

This is a fairy tale land full of hiking trails regenerating for the mind and body, using the “ landscape therapy” to find balance between us and nature. Trails that allow your four legged friends to run free.

Valentine’s Day, lover’s tagliolini for dinner

The chef Alessandro Sironi from Fattoria del Colle in the most beautiful Tuscan countryside, presents the pasta recipe for dinner on 14 February Valentine’s Day

It will be the most romantic dinner of the year, with silver chandelier and great wines in the veranda at Fattoria del Colle. For this special appointment chef Alessandro Sironi, has prepared a menu that plays with foods legendarily known for their aphrodisiac virtues, such as panforte panpepato, quail eggs, truffle, chocolate …  and renewing traditional dishes. A five-course dinner refined, light but full of flavors with four great wines in combination.

VALENTINE’S DAY AT FATTORIA DEL COLLE FOR LOVERS WHO LOVE WINE AND PERFUMES OF SEDUCTION

For those who stay to sleep in the apartments and rooms of the sixteenth-century village of
Fattoria del Colle there will be the opportunity to make the last toast with Spumante Brut, alone in the room.
On Sunday small lesson – experience on seductive perfumes with Gloria Del Dottore.
Therefore this weekend program is for lovers, it includes tastings, visits and natural treatments in the wellness area at Fattoria del Colle, check our website for info.

And here’s a preview of the dinner: the recipe for noodles made with red turnips, lamb, broccoli and dried tomatoes A dish that recalls the Romanesque culture in a modern and imaginative key.