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Menhir: Wines of Salento
Perugia, Italy
Thursday, March 28th, 2019

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Sant'Andrea: Moscato di Terracina
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Il Conventino di Monteciccardo
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Castel De Paolis: the great wines of Latium
Endrizzi: the elegance of Trentino wines
Bocale: Sagrantino and Trebbiano Spoletino
Tenuta l'Impostino: Montecucco's Sangiovese
Casavecchia: Barolo and Diano d'Alba
Col d'Orcia: Brunello and Montalcino
Romanelli: Trebbiano Spoletino and Sagrantino
Ricci Curbastro: Magic of Franciacorta
Capannelle: Prestige of Tuscany
Sartarelli: the Magnificence of Verdicchio
Kellerei Kaltern: The Magic of Kalterer See
Moris Farms: Morellino and Avvoltore
Mirabella: the Class of Franciacorta
Merotto: Prestige of Valdobbiadene
Cantine del Notaio: Soul of Vulture
Arnaldo Caprai: Montefalco and Sagrantino
L'Armangia: Piedmont, Nizza and Canelli
Pietramore: Abruzzo hills
Umani Ronchi: Marches and Abruzzo
Planeta: Essence of Sicily
Cobellis: Land of Cilento
Ressia: the Elegance of Barbaresco
Colle Moro: Wines of Abruzzo
Manzone Giovanni: the Great Barolo
Bindella: Noble Sangiovese
Cavit: Excellence of Trentino
Tenute Martini: Barolo and Langhe
Castello Poggiarello: Super Tuscans
Matteo Correggia: Magnificent Roero
Valle dell'Acate: Reds from Sicily
Fattori: Amarone and Soave
San Biagio: Umbrian Monastic Beer
Mossio: Great Wines of Langhe
Ferrari and Tenute Lunelli
Ca' Rossa: Reds and Sangiovese
Tenuta Cocci Grifoni: Offida and Piceno
Antonelli San Marco and Sagrantino
Tenute Silvio Nardi and Brunello
Luigi Maffini: Fiano and Aglianico
Colle Picchioni
Vignavecchia: Chianti Classico
Birra Flea
Ederle: Amarone and Verona Wines
Albea: Wines of Apulia
L'Armangia: Piedmont and Nizza
Castello Banfi
Demarie: Roero and Langhe
Umani Ronchi
Lungarotti's Sagrantino
Altemasi: Trentodoc and Vino Santo
Tenuta Le Velette
Giacomo Fenocchio's Barolo
Fattori's Soave and Amarone
Cantine Barbera
Santa Sofia Amarone
Villa Mongalli's Sagrantino
Cinelli Colombini's Brunello
Cantine del Notaio's Vulture
Lunarossa
Tenuta Cocci Grifoni
Baladin Beer
Ressia: the Barbaresco
Moris Farms
Franco Mondo
Letrari
Romanelli's Sagrantino
Novaia
Altesino
Marco Cecchini
Carbone: Wines of Vulture
Decugnano dei Barbi
European Beers
Endrizzi
Bindella's Nobile
Cascina Garitina
Garofoli
Ricci Curbastro
Tenute Silvio Nardi
Lungarotti
Rocca delle Macie
Cascina I Carpini
Tabarrini: Sagrantino Crus
Birra del Borgo
Roccafiore and Todi wines
Cantele: Salento Wines
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Fattori Giovanni
Ressia's Barbaresco
Arnaldo Caprai
Marco Curto's Barolo
Donatella Cinelli Colombini
Speri
Antonelli San Marco
Masciarelli
Bindella - Vallocaia
Castello delle Regine
Gatta Franciacorta
Panizzi
Umani Ronchi
Mossio
Pianadeicieli
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Duca di Salaparuta
Franco Todini
Italo Cescon
Colle di San Domenico
Tre Monti
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Tabarrini's Sagrantino
Erik Banti
Cantine del Notaio
Mario Schiopetto
Champagne Drappier
Erste & Neue
Avignonesi
Florio's Marsala
Leone de Castris
Roberto Scubla
Bertani
Bersi Serlini Franciacorta
Casale del Giglio
A Night with Marsala
Adanti's Sagrantino
Triacca's Nebbiolo
Ca' Rugate's Wines
Castello di Corbara
Castello Banfi's Wines
At the Table with Marsala
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Planeta: Journey to Sicily Passing by Menfi, Noto, Milazzo, Etna and Vittoria
Perugia, Italy
Thursday, October 13th, 2016
A beautiful journey discovering wines of Sicily and passing by five different wine areas of the island: Menfi, Noto, Vittoria, Etna and Milazzo. To conduct this interesting journey have been Planeta's wines of Menfi, a prestigious Sicilian winery that in the course of the last twenty years has been capable of writing memorable pages of wine making in this island. The narration of the five areas and wines originating from these lands has been done by Sergio Ardito - sales manager of Planeta winery - by focusing on the respective viticultural and enological differences, as well as the characteristics of the indigenous grapes cultivated in the estate's vineyards. The event started with Noto Moscato Bianco 2015, an elegant and pleasing wine, dry and crisp, giving an evidently new and uncommon interpretation of Muscat Blanc in Sicily. It is then the turn of Menfi area represented by Sicilia Bianco Alastro 2015 - produced with Grecanico, Grillo and Sauvignon Blanc - capable of perfectly joining the soul of Sicilian wines to fresh and pleasing aromas, in a perfect and well expressed balance. The journey continues to the interesting territory of Etna volcano with Etna Rosso 2015, a red made with 100% Nerello Mascalese grape, giving to the glass a wine of remarkable elegance joined to a pleasing crispness in which can be perceived - clean and evident - the typical personality of wines made in this territory. The journey continues to the province of Ragusa with Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2014 - produced with Nero d'Avola and Frappato grapes - confirming the remarkable cleanness to the nose typical in wines of Planeta winery. In the mouth can be perceived a perfect and harmonic contrast between Nero d'Avola and Frappato, giving to the senses a pleasing elegance with a right body. The next stop had as protagonist a wine made in the Planeta estates of Capo Milazzo, in province of Messina, Sicilia Nero d'Avola - Nocera 2014, a wine which will let the winery of Menfi to be part of Mamertino DOC, the historical and famous wine praised by Pliny the Elder. Fruit of Nero d'Avola and Nocera - a typical variety of the province of Messina - this wine perfectly expresses the characteristics of the respective grapes associated to structure and roundness given by the aging in barrique. The journey in Sicily ends in the place from where it started, with Passito di Noto 2014 - in this occasion served from prestigious magnum bottles - produced with dried Muscat Blanc, giving a gentle sweetness perfectly balanced by a lively acidity, with a fresh and pleasing interpretation of remarkable elegance and finesse. The sensorial tasting of wines and the historical narration of grapes protagonists in Planeta wines has been conducted by Antonello Biancalana - DiWineTaste chief editor - who has also created, as usual, the dishes paired to the wines of this event.


The six wines of Planeta tasted during the event

The six wines of Planeta tasted during the event


Sergio Ardito in one of his speeches

Sergio Ardito in one of his speeches


A moment of the event

A moment of the event


Passito di Noto 2014: gold of Muscat Blanc

Passito di Noto 2014: gold of Muscat Blanc


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