One of the most important Italian wine collections in the world, created and supervised by Joe Bastianich, soon at auction. Part of the proceeds will be donated to one or more charities for projects dedicated to children in the United States, to be determined at the end of the auction.
If you are a wine lover, write these dates now: July 24 and 25, 2020. These are the key days to have the opportunity to bring home an (or more!) Excellent bottle of wine from the extraordinary collection of the famous Restaurant Man and wine expert Joe Bastianich, made up of bottles arriving directly from the production cellars and often bottled specifically for his Del Posto restaurant in New York City.
We talk about over 30 thousand bottles of fine and rare wines including encyclopaedic offers of Italian treasures such as Gaja, Conterno, Rinaldi, Bartolo Mascarello, Ornellaia, Sassicaia and others – there is really plenty of choice! Let's go into more detail. Between rarities and encyclopedic harvests of the most important producers who have made the history of Italian wine, the auction will boast more than 3 thousand lots for an impressive offer that includes, among others, selections of Barolo and Barbaresco by Bruno Giacosa, Angelo Gaja, Bartolo Mascarello, Giacomo Conterno and Giuseppe Rinaldi; Super Tuscans of the Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Sassicaia and Tignanello as well as a very rare selection of Burgundy with Domaine de la Romanée-Conti for a total estimated excess in a worth between 3.1 and 4.5 million dollars.
For collectors, the vertical of Monfortino Riserva, Giacomo Conterno, with bottles that tell the story of the winery from 1941 to 2013 (also through some rare large formats), or Barolo Giuseppe Rinaldi 1964 or Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Gran Riserva by Giuseppe Quintarelli 1983 or Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido 1985, Masseto Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 2005 Magnum or Marsala Riserva Superiore by Marco De Bartoli from 1860. The complete catalog of the sale is available on the Hart Davis Hart website.
"It is with a mixture of sadness and pride that we have decided to put a part of this impressive collection on the market," he says Joe Bastianich. «They are bottles that speak of me, of my story, of my soul dedicated to wine. But the time has come, I am happy to be able to share these wines, and especially these vintages, with the world. I hope they will find interested palates who know how to fully enjoy them .
The auction will be held on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 July at the famous auction house and dealer of internationally renowned wines Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Tenderers will be able to use the HDH platform available via their mobile app or online, to place their offers remotely and live.
Important detail: part of the proceeds will be donated to one or more charities for projects dedicated to children in the United States, to be determined at the end of the auction.