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

Past Events
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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Gatta: Franciacorta, Curtefranca and Cellatica
Perugia, Italy
Thursday, March 19th, 2009
A pleasing journey around the wines of the province of Brescia. Mario Gatta's wines have in fact allowed the appreciation of the noble and prestigious Franciacorta bubbles, Terre di Franciacorta and the historical area of Cellatica. After seven years, DiWineTaste readers had a new opportunity to taste the production of Agricola Gatta - located in the eastern area of Franciacorta, at Gussago - appreciating the new products this winery from Franciacorta has created in the past years. It was in fact a return - after seven years - with a new event dedicated to Mario Gatta's wines, who participated to the evening together with his wife Donatella. The evening has begun with Franciacorta Brut non vintage, produced with Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir, refermented and aged in bottle for 30 months. The event continued with two Franciacortas vintage, Franciacorta Satèn 2003 - from 100% Chardonnay grape and refermented in bottle for 48 months - and the excellent Franciacorta Extra Brut Molenèr 2000, produced with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, refermented in bottle for 60 months, certainly among the best bubbles currently produced by Mario Gatta and which caught the interest and appreciation of the participants to this event. The evening continued with Terre di Franciacorta Bianco Febo 2005, from 100% Chardonnay and aged for 16 months in barrique, then ending with the excellent Cellatica Superiore Negus 2001, made from Barbera, Marzemino, Incrocio Terzi and Schiava Gentile grapes - aged for 24 months in barrique and for 2 years in bottle: a red with a character and with a high personality. All the wines have been presented in enogastronomical matching with the dishes created for the occasion by Antonello Biancalana who also conducted the sensorial tasting of Agricola Gatta's wines.


The five wines of Agricola Gatta tasted during the event

The five wines of Agricola Gatta tasted during the event


Mario Gatta during one of his speeches

Mario Gatta during one of his speeches


Donatella and Mario Gatta together with their Franciacorta Extra Brut Molenèr 2000

Donatella and Mario Gatta together with their Franciacorta Extra Brut Molenèr 2000



Antonello Biancalana interviewing Mario and Donatella Gatta (in Italian)
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