Brunello for Montalcino
one schoolbus for the children of Montalcino

pubblicato il 29/04/2014 13:04:34
It has been a great success the fundrising event organized by Fabio Tassi, Silvia Fertonani and Mariacristina Modonesi, in partneship with Mercedes- Benz, a special dinner with the famous butcher-chef Dario Cecchini followed by an auction which included many bottles of Brunello di Montalcino from 25 of the most eminent estates.

Brunello is its territory indeed. To homage this indissoluble bond, 25 producers have joined the initiative "Brunello for Montalcino" organized by Enoteca la Fortezza wineshop to raise funds to buy a new schoolbus for the children of Montalcino. Numbers have confirmed this success: 200 guests participating the event, including many celebrities not only in the wine world, such as cycling world champion Francesco Moser, Salvatore Ferragamo, stylist Ermanno Scervino, Mercedes-Benz Italia president Alwin Epple, more than prominent international journalists: Rachel Sanderson from Financial Times, Tobias Piller from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Sabina Castelfranco from CBS, Alessio Vinci and James Sukling.

Nine lots went under the hammer: special formats and vintages, donated by many producers who also offered the dinner to all the guests. They where: Antinori, Biondi-Santi, Banfi, Casanova di Neri, San Filippo, San Polo, Siro Pacenti, Gaja, Frescobaldi, Fuligni, Ciacci Piccolomini, Costanti, Castigion del Bosco, Il Poggione, Talenti, Canalicchio di Sopra, Fanti, Le Ragnaie, Argiano, Col d'Orcia, Mastrojanni, Il Palazzone, Campogiovanni, Salvioni, La Cerbaiona, Cava d'Onice, Il Colombaio di Walter Nannetti, Roberto Bellini, Enoteca la Fortezza di Montalcino, Mario Piccini, Mercedes-Benz Italia, Alessandro Bacci Renieri, Alejandro Pedro Bulgheroni, Cantina Sociale, Sesti, Le Logge di Piazza, Bernardo Losappio, Consorzio del Brunello, Tenute Silvio Nardi, Donatella Cinelli Colombini, Carlo Cortecci, Lions Club la Fortezza, Nisio Paganin, Premium Distribuzione, Hotel la Vecchia Oliviera, Hotel Castello di Velona, Studio Mailander Srl e Gestioni Piccini Srl.

The auction raised more than 20.000 Euro, thanks to eminent auction winners Massimo Ferragamo, Diego Della Valle, Alessio Vinci, James Suckling and chinese collector Anthony Zhang.
The event had two outstanding star preformers: Fabio Tassi, the owner of Enoteca la Fortezza wineshop, well known in Montalcino to be the promoter of countless initiatives for the territory; and Dario Cecchini, the worldwide known butcher-chef of Panzano in Chianti who cooked a special dinner for all the participants. Cecchini won the guests with his Chianti tuna, tomato bread soup and his famous "panzanese steak".

The initiative was made possible thanks to the special partnership with two distinguished brands: BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO and MERCEDES-BENZ. A special thanks to the Institutions, to Silvio Franceschelli, Mayor of Montalcino, Police Chief Andrea Rabissi and all the Municipal Police, to the Amateur Radio Associacion and C.B. Ilcinus, to all Montalcino News editorial staff, to Pino Sanfilippo, to Yoshiaki Miyajima, to Luca Piccioni and Alessandro Faneschi and to all the extraordinary staff of the Enoteca la Fortezza wineshop