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06 September 2018

Tenute Orestiadi Official Wine of the twenty-first Cous Cous Fest


Tenute Orestiadi Official Wine Sponsor of the twenty-first Cous Cous Fest of San Vito Lo Capo, which will take place in the splendid seaside town from 21 to 30 September 2018.

Gibellina (TP), August 2018: Tenute Orestiadi confirms its role this year, already held last year, as Official Wine Sponsor of the Cous Cous Fest in San Vito Lo Capo.

In 2017, the choice to start this process was dictated by having recognized in the values of the event - which through a clear bridge, good food, speaks of cultures, integration and dialogue - those which have always been its guidelines.

Awareness that grows stronger from year to year, so much so that the decision to actively participate in the famous San Vito event is reconfirmed for 2018 too.

In fact, it is precisely starting from the principles of comparison and meeting between cultures that Tenute Orestiadi was born, exactly ten years ago, as an integral part of a much larger reality, Cantine Ermes, a social cooperative that has over 2,000 winemakers. It immediately became closely linked to the Orestiadi Foundation, one of the main cultural and artistic institutions in the Mediterranean, whose name it bears.

The meeting between two worlds apparently so different from each other instead embodies the deepest and fullest expression of a territory: Gibellina, of which the company acts as spokesperson with numerous initiatives.

But to understand the link between the Orestiadi and Gibellina estates, it is necessary to briefly retrace the last fifty years of the town's history: devastated by the Belice Valley earthquake on 15 January 1968, it was reborn by leveraging two cornerstones: agriculture and art, thanks to the natural vocation of the place and the will of those who rebuilt it from scratch, led by Ludovico Corrao, who invited numerous artists to express themselves by transforming the town into an open air museum. The wine that most identifies the company is dedicated to Ludovico Corrao, creator of the Orestiadi Foundation and supporter of the city's new contemporary identity: the Ludovico, a red for the 90% Nero d'Avola and for the 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, which shows how one can have strong roots (symbolized by Nero d'Avola, an indigenous varietal and immediately attributable, in the common imagination, to the sunny lands of Sicily) while being projected towards the world (represented by Cabernet Sauvignon).

The continuous mix of traditions and dialogue, the meeting between different cultures in all their nuances, the awareness that only from the meeting can authentic growth derive, have become fundamental traits of the identity of Gibellina and Tenute Orestiadi. In light of these premises, it becomes easy to understand how the choice to make its wines available for the event derives from the fact that the company has recognized the Cous Cous Fest as a more than valid expression of these typical traits.



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