Frescobaldi – Italian wine competition!
Do you want to get to know Italian wine a bit better? The only way is to taste and to help you get your hands on some good Italian wine, The Winesleuth has teamed up with Marchesi de Frescobaldi to offer you guys, my readers, the opportunity to win some fantastic Italian wine. I’ve got a vertical vintage case of CastelGiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG (2003, 2004& 2005) to give away as first prize and two lucky runners-up will receive a magnum bottle of Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Reserva DOCG 2007. (Prizes can only be delivered to a UK mainland address). All part of Frescobaldi Fortnight at Caldesi in Campagna which runs from Wednesday 2nd October until Saturday 12th November. Read on to find out more…
Paola Rocchi, Head Chef at the Frescobaldi’s CastelGiocondo estate, one of the most prestigious properties in the Montalcino area, will be leaving her Harley Davidson at home as she swaps the rolling Tuscan hills this November for the rather more tranquil landscape of Bray. Paola is originally from Acquapendente, a small town in the Lazio region, and is known as a quiet and studied woman who prides herself on traditional Tuscan dishes.
Giancarlo and Katie Caldesi were struck by her cooking several years ago on their first visit to CastelGiocondo and have kept in touch ever since. “She adds a touch of magic to her dishes” muses Giancarlo “hers has all the flavour of home cooking brought up to a different standard”. It is for this reason the Caldesi’s have managed to persuade her to come and work with them for two weeks at their restaurant Caldesi in Campagna in Bray.
“We are really looking forward to it”, says Katie, “I can’t wait to learn more tips and recipes from such a great chef. I will be interested to see what she thinks of our British produce and how she will use it. I am going to show her the game from our local estate, British apples and pears as well as fish from our shores. We are going to run a cooking course with her to for just eight people. “
Not only will Paola be doing the cooking during Frescobaldi Fortnight but the amazing selection of Frescobaldi wines will be available many to try by the glass and paired to Paola’s dishes. For the full Tuscan experience try Paola’s Tuscan Wild Boar Stew with a glass of the estates most famous wine from the latest 2006 five star vintage – CastelGiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. Frescobaldi’s CastelGiocondo Brunello is the only Brunello to be named in the Wine Spectator Top 100 wines four times in the last 10 years.
How to enter and win: To win a vertical vintage case of CastelGiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG (2003, 2004& 2005) all you need to do is email me at email@example.com, leave a comment below or visit The Winesleuth’s Facebook page for more details -and don’t forget to like me while you’re there, I’m more inclined to give stuff to people who like me 😉
The closing date for entries is Monday 31st of October 2011.Two lucky runners-up will receive a magnum bottle of Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Reserva DOCG 2007. (Prizes can only be delivered to a UK mainland address).
If you are interested in the cookery class book on line at www.caldesi.com under Caldesi in
Campagna/Events or by telephone on 0207 487 0756.
To book a table at the restaurant during Frescobaldi Fortnight call 01628 788500.
*T&C apply, write me for more details
*Comp open only to those of legal drinking age in the UK