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A charity competition in support of projects of social utility, both in Italy and abroad, financed by 15 barriques of Barolo, produced from the grapes of the historic Gustava vineyard, on the hills of Grinzane and once owned by Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, still aging, which on 30 October will end up under the hammer of Christie’s for “Barolo en primeur”, a charity competition organized by the Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo Foundation, together with the CRC Donare Foundation and in collaboration with the Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe Protection Consortium Dogliani, on stage in the scenic location of Grinzane Castle, in simultaneous connection with New York, where Antonio Galloni, CEO of Vinous will be present.
From each barrique 300 bottles will be obtained, which will be numbered and marked with a label created ad hoc by the internationally renowned artist Giuseppe Penone. Antonio Galloni’s review, on the other hand, will be coined as an NFT and attached to each barrique. An unprecedented limited edition in support of non-profit organizations and in favor of projects in the field of health, research, arts and culture, social inclusion and the safeguarding of the Italian cultural heritage.
“This is a historic event for Barolo, but at the same time it is a signal for the entire Italian wine sector, which has long been committed to offering its own excellences, but for the first time in this exclusive way”, comments Matteo Ascheri, president of the Consortium for the Protection of Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe and Dogliani. “Each single barrique expresses its own unique characteristics, as the vineyard has been divided into separately vinified particles” finally explains Donato Lanati, one of the best known Italian oenologists in the world who signs the Barolo Gustava. Lanati, with its applied research center Enosis Meraviglia, is carrying out a training and enhancement project for this historic vineyard with the Alba Enological School, thanks to the support of the Foundation.
“The event offers collectors an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a philanthropic initiative of great importance and benefit from a barrique of a 2020 vintage Barolo, obtained from a specific parcel within a historic vineyard”, adds Antonio Galloni. “Bidders should be encouraged by the rarity of the wines, specially commissioned artwork, and charitable causes. All this contributes to making this initiative truly special ”.
“The idea comes from the desire to enhance the historic Gustava vineyard, located on the hills of Grinzane and once owned by Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour. An estate – comments Ezio Raviola, vice president of the Cuneo Savings Bank Foundation – acquired by the Foundation in 2019, as part of an operation in favor of the territory of the province of Cuneo. Today this vineyard gives us the opportunity to bring the name of Barolo to the world, with a charity event dedicated to institutions, enlightened managers, companies oriented towards social investment, international corporate foundations and collectors ”.


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