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Ederle: Valpolicella and Amarone
Perugia, Italy
Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Past Events
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
Valdipiatta's Nobile
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
Ceraudo
Fazi Battaglia
Duca di Salaparuta
Franco Todini
Italo Cescon
Colle di San Domenico
Tre Monti
Merotto's Prosecco
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
Dezi's Wines

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Tenuta l'Impostino: Tuscan elegance of Montecucco's Sangiovese
Perugia, Italy
Thursday, May 17th, 2018
Montecucco has undoubtedly associated its name to Sangiovese, the renowned red berried variety which in this territory seems to have found an ideal place. The event dedicated to Tenuta l'Impostino - winery of Civitella Paganico, in Maremma, well known area in province of Grosseto, Tuscany - has been the proof of the huge viticultural and enological potentials of this territory and, in particular, Sangiovese and Vermentino. Representing Tenuta l'Impostino, to the event took part Giacomo Tonini - winery's resident wine maker - who illustrated the territory and the peculiarities of Montecucco appellation, as well as the expressive characteristics of wines and grapes produced in this territory. The evening had ads protagonists six wines of the winery from Civitella Paganico, starting from Vermentino and ending with Sangiovese blended to Merlot. The first wine of the event has in fact been Ballo Angelico 2016, produced with 100% Vermentino, a wine capable of proving both the elegance of this white variety in the Montecucco area, and the appreciable structure well integrated to a pleasing acidity, factors certainly promising huge potentials of evolution. The event proceeds with Sassorosa 2016, in which Sangiovese is blended to Syrah, a rose wine having a pleasing crispness and an immediate character as well as a proper body, a wine of good versatility, in particular at the table. The third wine of the evening perfectly introduced the potentials of red wines in this territory - Montecucco Rosso Ciarlone 2014 - produced with Sangiovese, Merlot, Alicante and Petit Verdot, aged in steel tanks, giving the senses a sound agreeableness in this the crispness of Sangiovese il smoothed by the contribution of the other grapes and in which is particularly appreciated the role of Alicante. The evening proceeds with Montecucco Rosso Impostino 2012: here Sangiovese is blended to Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot, fruit of the aging in cask and cement tanks for 24 months, a wine certainly expressing the full enological potentials of Montecucco appellation, in particular in terms of longevity. The character and elegance of the famous red grape in this territory finds its best expression with Montecucco Sangiovese Riserva Viandante 2011, aged for 24 months in cask and barrique, wine of remarkable personality and appreciable class, in which time gives a magnificent sensorial evolution, perfectly joining complexity to agreeableness. The event ends with Lupo Bianco 2011 - here Sangiovese is blended to Merlot, aged for 24 months in barrique, wine of remarkable structure and appreciable elegance, in which the French red grape and time give roundness, with smooth tannins and an impeccable balance. The sensorial tasting of Tenuta l'Impostino's wine has been conducted by Antonello Biancalana - DiWineTaste chief editor - who has also created the dishes paired to the wines of the event.


The six wines of Tenuta l'Impostino tasted in the course of the event

The six wines of Tenuta l'Impostino tasted in the course of the event


Giacomo Tonini, resident wine maker of Tenuta l'Impostino, in one of his speeches

Giacomo Tonini, resident wine maker of Tenuta l'Impostino, in one of his speeches


A moment of the event

A moment of the event



Antonello Biancalana interviewing Giacomo Tonini (in Italian)
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