Durello and Friends: the festival of bubbles begins
From today until Sunday 24th, “Durello and Friends”, the festival of bubbles in Borgo Rocca Sveva, an impressive winery at the foot of the Soave castle.
During the event, both tastings for lovers and curious and focus studies for experts and industry operators will find fair space. Starting from that on Friday, 22nd, at 5:00 p.m., dedicated to sparkling wines from native grapes entitled “Different by nature”, during which the identikit of the perfect “bubble” for accomplished consumers will be announced, according to the study “Ideal bubbles, alternative sparkling wines: what sommeliers think”. Instead, Saturday and Sunday will be the days of lovers, who from 10.00 a.m. will have the opportunity to get on a free minibus, departing from Borgo Rocca Sveva, for a tour of the producing companies of Lessini Durello.
A little taste of that territory, now that the hills of Lessinia are made even more fascinating by the colors of autumn. Once the tour is concluded, at 5:00 p.m., the tasting table in Borgo Rocca Sveva will open. Here, until 9:00 p.m., with a DJ set in the background, wine lovers will have the opportunity to choose, in addition to Durello, among the 136 Italian and foreign classical method which competed in the Challenge Euposia 2013: excellent wines coming from Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, France, Germany, India, England, Slovenia, Spain, or very Italian references from the regions Alto Adige, Friuli, Lombardy, Marche, Piedmont, Veneto, Val d’Aosta, Liguria, Trentino.
Alternatively, you will have the chance to taste the “friends’, that is, the 30 “friends” of Durello: sparkling wines from native grapes coming from Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli, Lombardy, Piedmont, Puglia, Sicily, Val d’ Aosta, Veneto. A kaleidoscope of aromas and fragrances from all over the world and for the first time ever assembled in a single tasting table. Tastings and DJ set will follow, always from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., also on Sunday 24th, to offer to as many people as possible a unique opportunity of tasting.
On Saturday and Sunday every people taking part in the event will have the chance to play the game “Sommelier for a Day”, a nice competition where the participant, after tasting a glass of wine without knowing its reference, will be called to challenge in the first person with the visual, olfactory, gustatory and of food/wine matching analysis. The professional sommeliers present on the occasion will follow the participants in this original path of self discovery.
The photo exhibition
On the occasion of the tasting counter, Borgo Rocca Sveva will host the photographic exhibition “The Places of the Soul”, a sophisticated work signed by Chaley Fazio, Sicilian photographer, who with this exhibition aims to tell breathtaking sceneries, rugged peaks of volcanoes, endless expanses between sky and sea, next to the small details of everyday life that become opportunities to tell the emotion of contemplation.
The photographic itinerary enclosed in this exhibition is a metaphor for an inner journey linked to unconscious suggestions that the photographs themselves contain.
The art exhibition
Not only photography but also graphics. That of the 280 creative people who participated in the contest launched by the Consortium of Durello for the renewal of the logo, in collaboration with the creative community Creathead. On display, there will be the 12 proposals that, although they did not win, have distinguished themselves for their artistic inspiration and for the communicative impact of their design.
The current logo, the winner, signed by CAPI.TO, a creative team of Turin, arises from a research done on some municipal statutes of the thirteenth century, when they already talked about vineyards of Durello. Following, a graphic design has been identified, that could recall and emphasize the historical aspect of that period, uniting it visually to the typical flow that forms when you pour the wine into a glass. To enhance the Lessinia territory, the curves of the hills have been graphically stylized and colors that lead back to the volcanic nature of the area were utilized.