The ancient Greeks referred to the Italian peninsular as Oenotria, the land of wine. From north to south the Italian landscape has long been strewn with vines, producing abundant quantities of wine and exerting great influence over the production of wine throughout the Mediterranean region. Until the early 1970’s, the wines were by and large pleasant, everyday sorts of wine but by the 1980’s, impressive wines were being produced and experimentation was driving quality. In the last twenty years, the consistent excellence of the wines extended to the furthest corners of the country and today, the ongoing revolution in wine production means that Italy stands out not just for the variety and but also the excellence of their wines.
For this seminar, Dr. Daniele Cernilli, founder and former director of the Gambero Rosso guide to Italian wine, will lead you through a tasting and discussion of some notable wines from Fruili, Veneto, Tuscany, Calabria, Puglia and Campania. With such a distinguished guest speaker, you won’t want to miss this seminar.
Veneto, Bortolomiol, Ius Naturae Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG 2012
Friuli Venezia Giulia, Zuani, Zuani Vigne Collio DOC Bianco 2012
Toscana, Piandaccoli,Cosmus Chianti DOCG 2010
Toscana, Fattoria Il Lago, Chianti Rufina DOCG 2011
Toscana, San Fabiano Calcinaia, Cellole Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2008
Calabria, Ceraudo, Dattilo Rosso Val di Neto IGT 2009
Puglia, Amastuola, Primitivo Puglia IGP organic grapes 2011
Puglia, Torrevento, Vigna Pedale Castel del Monte DOC Rosso Riserva 2010
Campania, Cantine A Casa, Vigna di Noè Taurasi DOCG Riserva 2007