The Sic 58 wine auction
The auction was held on Saturday 13/4/2013 and the sum of 43000 Euros was raised. The two most expensive bottles auctioned were signed one by Valentino Rossi (sold for 9000 Euros) and the other by the soccer star Balotelli (3300 Euros).
The riders Andrea Dovizioso, Mattia Pasini, Simone Corsi and other athletes attended the auction. The woman who paid 9000 Euros for the bottle signed by Valentino Rossi also acquired two passes for the paddocks of the motoGP round in Mugello, a motorcycle ride with Dovizioso, a pair of bike gloves signed by Simone Corsi, a pair of used soccer shoes of the Italian football star Vieri and a night at the hotel that the auction was held.
2013/3/17. ‘he Marco Simoncelli Foundation will proceed to an online sale of two special bottles of wine. The bottles are made of glass covered by carbon fiber and the #58 badge is made of titanium. The wine is the Franciacorta Brut "Luis" DOCG product by Le Due Quercie, which is an Italian winery.
There will be 5800 bottles of 1.5 l of wine priced §158 and 58 bottles of 3 l, priced § 580. The 3 l bottle will not be sold online. Reservations are booked already by the winery, the electronic sale will start on 13 of April 2013.
The Marco Simoncelli Foundation plans to build a day centre for disabled children and the money from this wine sale will help this target come closer.