Date(s) - November 17, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
James Suckling Wine Central
2021 GREAT WINES OF ITALY MASTERCLASSES
THE TASTE OF ITALY: GREATNESS AND DIVERSITY
Nov 17, 2021 (Wednesday); 5 P.M. – 6 P.M.
@ James Suckling Wine Central
11 wines to taste / HK$588 per person
Join this special wine tasting masterclass and roundtable conversation hosted and presented by the JamesSuckling.com tasting team.
Come explore the variety and diversity of Italian wines. If some regions are more popular than others, Italy offers truly unique wines in many different regions. From the northern terroirs of Alto Adige, this mountainous region located right under Austria and Lombardy, home of some of the finest Italian sparkling to aromatic whites from Friuli, the island wines from Sardegna or the outstanding red wines from Lazio and Campania, Italy has a variety of grapes and styles that are worth digging into.
Pitars Prosecco Millesimato Extra Dry 2019 – 91 pts
FRIULI – A fruity sparkling wine with a creamy texture and fine bubbles. Delicious cooked-lemon and apple character. Some white peach, too.
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Allegrini Veronese Palazzo della Torre 2018 – 93 pts
VENETO – Full-bodied …. good balance of smoky fruit and well-integrated, velvety tannins. Drive and length to this… Nicely done.!
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San Valentino Sangiovese Romagna Superiore Terra di Covignano Riserva 2016 – 93 pts
EMILIA – ROMAGNA – A complex, very polished red with crushed berries, linear tannins and hints of lavender and cedar from the wood. Full to medium body. Extremely long and compressed. From organically grown grapes.
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Monteverro Toscana 2016 – 98 pts
TUSCANY – This is another incredible edition of this wine. ..they take you on a journey through layers of dark fruit, supported by cutting acidity and savory undertones. Very long on the refined.
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Tenuta Del Buonamico Syrah Toscana Il Fortino 2017 – 94 pts
TUSCANY – Aromas of dark plum, leather, balsamic, green peppercorn and stone…bright acidity and spicy character… Long, flavorful finish.
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Umani Ronchi Conero Campo San Giorgio Riserva 2016 – 94 pts
MARCHE – Aromas of blackberries, black peppercorns, rosemary, cloves and smoked meat…Lingering wild-herb notes…. Delicious.
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Vinosia Aglianico Irpinia Sesto A Quinconce 2013 – 94 pts
CAMPANIA – Powerful and structured…an intense core of dark fruit…Long and concentrated, yet very drinkable.
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Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2017 – 92 pts
SARDEGNA – Very pretty, pure blackberry and hints of brambleberry on the nose. …creamy tannins and a delicious finish.
+ + + BRUNELLO SPECIAL + + +
Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli 2014 – 93 pts
TUSCANY – Linear and bright and a beautiful finish….Drink and enjoy.
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Castello Tricerchi Brunello di Montalcino 2016 – 92 pts
TUSCANY – “…peppery spice on the nose, followed by lots of sour cherry and clove…fine tannins with a fresh finish.”
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Cortonesi Brunello di Montalcino Poggiarelli 2015 – 96 pts
TUSCANY – This is a very impressive Brunello…Full-bodied and powerful with an ironclad force to the steely tannins….long on the decadent finish.
Altesino – This winery is one of the benchmarks of single-vineyard Brunello di Montalcino. Its single-vineyard wonder, Montosoli, consistently rates as one of Montalcino’s leading wines, and one of Italy’s best reds.
Allegrini – The Allegrini family has been making enchanting wines in Valpolicella for more than a century, but now with Marilisa Allegrini and her brother, Franco, at the helm, their wines are formidable.
Castello Tricerchi – With a lineage dating back to the 12th-century Sienese oligarchy and a dungeon for the wine cellar, Castello Tricerchi is a special estate.
Monteverro – Since 2008, Monteverro has been producing quality wines in limited quantities from its 40 ha of vineyards. A philosophy of respect of the terroir motivates all decisions of this family-run estate. The winery is organic certified.
Pitars – Pitars traces its origins back to 1510, making it a very old winery in Friuli. To this day, the estate enjoys great success with the cultivation of indigenous grape varieties.
San Valentino – The San Valentino estate, on southern slopes in the Rimini hills of Emilia-Romagna, bordered by mountains and the sea, enjoys an enviable microclimate. Roberto Mascarin introduced organic farming in their 15 hectares under vine from 2009.
Sella & Mosca – Dubbed one of the largest wine estates in Europe, with more than 1,300 acres (542 hectares) of vineyards, Sella & Mosca was founded in Alghero, Sardinia, way back in 1899.
Tenuta del Buonamico – The winery has an impressive catalogue of clean-cut red and white wines, including blends such as Cercatoja (sangiovese, syrah and cabernet sauvignon) and monovarietal wines such as Il Fortino (syrah).
Vinosia – The 100 hectares at Vinosia yield wines that showcase the local aglianico grape in a kaleidoscope of styles, from the exotic and mouthwatering to the more reserved and edgy.
Cortonesi – Of Cortonesi’s 56 hectares, roughly eight are reserved for Brunello di Montalcino. Lovers of dark-fruited, chewy Brunellos will delight in these sumptuous wines.
This masterclass tasting at James Suckling Wine Central is part of Great Wines of Italy 2021 Grand Tasting & Masterclass Program throughout November – a series of curated tasting events featuring close to 100 of Italy’s greatest producers and their top-scoring wines. Check out the full line-up of all masterclass tastings and other programs during the tasting month at: www.jamessuckling.com/event/great-wines-italy-hongkong-2021
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