In 2017, for the first time at Vinitaly, Comitato Grandi Cru d’Italia exclusive auction “Great Formats, Great Vintages” was held in the evocative rooms of Palazzo Giusti del Giardino in Verona. The auction of the 97 lots listed in the catalogue has been successfully conducted by Cristiano De Lorenzo, Managing Director of Christie’s Italy and by Tim Triptree, Senior Specialist at Christie’s Wine Department in London. In particular, four complete collections of Grandi Cru d’Italia have aroused great interest among the audience, counting over three hundred guests, including journalists and national and international operators, institutions and members of the Committee. The auction had also a beneficial purpose, part of the proceeds has indeed been donated to Dynamo Camp non-profit organization
On the occasion of this special event, the catalogue Grandi Cru d’Italia Auction – Great Formats, Great Vintages was released: the auction catalogue, containing 97 lots of the Members, in English, also presents detailed schedules on each Member, in Italian, English and Chinese.