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Manzone: Barolo and Langhe wines
Perugia, Italy
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Past Events
Menhir: Wines of Salento
Sant'Andrea: Moscato di Terracina
Moncaro: Verdicchio, Piceno and Conero
Il Conventino di Monteciccardo
Ederle: Valpolicella and Amarone
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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Menhir: Fiano, Primitivo, Susumaniello, Negroamaro and the great wines of Salento
Perugia, Italy
Thursday, March 28th, 2019
The event dedicated to Menhir winery of Minervino, in province of Lecce, has been an extraordinary opportunity to understand the charm of wines from Salento, narrated by six wines, all of them produced with the typical indigenous varieties of Apulia and of this territory. To the event took part Ms. Floriana Antonazzo - representing Menhir winery - who narrated the enological characteristics of Salento as well as focusing the uniqueness of the wines tasted in the course of the event and the grapes used for their production. A unique and extraordinary occasion, in fact, for tasting wines produced with Verdeca, Fiano, Primitivo, Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera and Susumaniello, a variety getting more and more attention from producers of Salento and capable of giving wines of precious personality. The evening started with a white wine produced with a typical grape of Apulia: Verdeca 2018. Direct and crisp wine, with a pleasing acidity, give the nose aromas recalling citrus fruits and flowers, enriched to the taste by an evident minerality. The event continues with the second white wine of the evening - Pass-O 2018 - produced with 100% Fiano, offering an interesting interpretation of the potentials of this extraordinary white berried grape in Salento. To the nose gives aromas of fruits with pleasing perceptions recalling tropical fruits, in the mouth is the confirmation of the solid and structured nature typical in Fiano wines. The enology of Salento is intimately associated to the production of rose wines, a wine style which - of course - could not be missed in this event. The third wine of the evening has in fact been Pietra Rosato 2018, made from Primitivo and Susumaniello grapes, with pleasing aromas of small wild berries, a wine of pleasing crispness in which the personality of both grapes is evident and intact. It is then the turn of the only appellation wine of the evening: Salice Salentino Rosso Numero 0 2018, produced with Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera, aged in barrique for three months. This red wine gives an immediate and direct interpretation of Salice Salentino, in which is favored the expression of flowers and fruits, without sacrificing the identity of both grapes and the territory. A wine which received a remarkable interest from participants has been the fifth wine of this event - Pietra Susumaniello 2017 - in which this particular Apulian variety impressed for its remarkable personality of vegetable sensations as well as pleasing aromas of fruits, qualities evidently favored by the vinification in steel tanks. The evening ended with Calamuri 2015, produced with 100% Primitivo and coming from a 80 years old vineyard, aged for 12 months in French and American oak barriques. Rich, powerful, of charming roundness, to the nose and mouth expresses a full sensorial profile of blackberry, plum and black cherry, enriched by tertiary sensations in which can be recognized chocolate, tobacco and the pleasing balsamic touch of menthol. The sensorial tasting of wines has been conducted by Antonello Biancalana - DiWineTaste chief editor - who has also curated, as usual, the creation of the food paired to the wines of Menhir winery and made by Locanda dei Golosi's kitchen, led by Chef Emiliano Buccolini.


The six wines of Menhir Winery tasted in the course of the evening

The six wines of Menhir Winery tasted in the course of the evening


Floriana Antonazzo in one of her speeches

Floriana Antonazzo in one of her speeches


Antonello Biancalana during the tasting of Calamuri 2015

Antonello Biancalana during the tasting of Calamuri 2015


A moment of the evening

A moment of the evening



Antonello Biancalana's interview with Floriana Antonazzo (in Italian)
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