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

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Menhir: Wines of Salento
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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
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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Castello Banfi: Brunello, Bolgheri and the wines of Montalcino
Perugia, Italy
Thursday, January 16th, 2014
The events of 2014 begin with one of the most prestigious names of Italian enology and Montalcino. Castello Banfi, established in 1978 by Mariani family, is in fact one of the most important wineries for Brunello di Montalcino, as well as being committed to the production of wines in other areas of Tuscany and Piedmont. To the event took part Michela Dominici - trade hospitality manager and event planner of Castello Banfi - who, after eight years, accounted the wines of Banfi winery to DiWineTaste readers. This in fact was a new event dedicated to Castello Banfi, following the one of May 2006. After eight years many things have changed, in particular two wines produced in Tuscany. The evening started with the only wine produced in Piedmont - Banfi Brut - a classic method made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc grapes, refermented in bottle for 24 months: agreeable and crisp, the right compromise between complexity and immediacy. It is then the turn of La Pettegola 2012 - a new wine from Banfi winery - produced in Maremma from Vermentino grapes, expressing the typical crispness of this variety as well as an interesting aromatic profile: it certainly has been one of the wines better appreciated by participants. Also the third wine belongs to the new production of Castello Banfi in Tuscany: Bolgheri Rosso Aska 2011 made from Cabernet Sauvignon and a small part of Cabernet Franc, aged in wood, expresses the power and elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon to which is added the typical herbaceous sensations of both varieties. The end of the event was dedicated to Montalcino and its wines that, historically speaking, better represent the enology of this territory. The first of them is Brunello di Montalcino 2008: good expression of Sangiovese grape aged in barrique and cask. Powerful and robust, in this Brunello di Montalcino can also be perceived the typical crispness of Sangionese, making the wine very balanced. The evening ended with Moscadello di Montalcino Florus 2011, produced with Muscat Blanc grapes - locally called "Muscadello" - a wine produced with late harvested grapes and in part aged in barrique: sweetness and crispness meeting in a perfect balance. The tasting of wines has been conducted by Antonello Biancalana who has also created, as usual, the dishes paired to the wines of the event.


The five wines of Castello Banfi tasted during the event

The five wines of Castello Banfi tasted during the event


Michela Dominici during one of her speeches

Michela Dominici during one of her speeches


A moment of the event

A moment of the event



Antonello Biancalana interviewing Michela Dominici (in Italian)
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