Sunday, May 8, 2011

Wine Tasting In Tuscany - CCR Wine Tasting

The CCR Wine Tasting for this season will end on a high note with a special visit to the estate of Sassotondo, owned by Carla Benini & Edoardo Ventimiglia located in Sovana (Grosseto). We’ll start with a tour of their ancient cellar followed by a wine tasting led by master sommelier Daniele Maestri (in French and Italian) and then we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch of local specialties. There is an excellent selection of wines including the award-winning ‘San Lorenzo Cliliegiolo’ (awards from Duemilavini and Gambero Rosso).

Lunch Menu

Antipasti of typical salami

Fagioli del Purgatorio

Tortelli Maremmani

Buglione di agnello

Sfratto (local Jewish dessert)

Where: Estate Sassotondo, Carla Benini & Edoardo Ventimiglia, 
Sovana (Grosseto)
When: Saturday, 21 May, 2011
Time: 11:00 am (plan to leave Rome at 8:45 am)
Cost: Euros 40 for members (45 for non-members)
Last month's Wine Tasting under master sommelier Daniele Maestri was another marked success.  An evening of food, conviviality and remarkable wines.
In the afternoon you may want to tour Pitigliano, go to the thermal bathes at Saturnia or have a siesta on the grass! We can make suggestions if you would like to stay in the area for the weekend.

RSVP to Linda and Paul at

Please note that numbers for this outing are limited. You are responsible for your reservation. Exact directions will be sent to participants.