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It isn’t easy to get to know the varied oenological Italian wealth in only a few hours, but guided by Filippo Bartolotta, wine expert of “Le Baccanti” luxury culinary wine tour and vacations, it becomes easier.



Through his professional life, Filippo has had the opportunity to present Italian wines in all of Italy, but also abroad, especially in the USA where, in 2014 in Washington DC, he met John Phillips.

Phillips, enchanted and bewitched by Bartolotta’s proposal, wanted to offer the experience he lived 4 years ago to the Obama family.

He did this at the Borgo Finocchieto estate (in Buonconvento). For Michelle and Barack Obama and their guests, Filippo chose a list of 6 wines for a fun “voyage” in the discovery of the pearls of Italian wines.

Among these were 2 produced in our territory; Chianti Classico. First, Cecchi Coevo 2010 (Cecchi Family, IGT, Castellina in Chianti, for Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvigon; Maremma Toscana for Petit Verdot and Merlot) and the Castello di Ama, Chianti Classico Riserva 2008.

At the end of the tasting, the guests sat around the table and discovered the marvelous cuisine of Massimo Bottura. The dishes were accompanied by an additional selection of important Italian labels curated by Filippo.