Date(s) - June 3, 2021
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
James Suckling Wine Central
2021 GREAT WINES OF THE WORLD MASTERCLASSES
/// HOSTED & PRESENTED BY JAMES SUCKLING ///
SUPER TUSCANY REVISITED: 2011 VINTAGE ICON TASTING
June 3, 2021 (Thursday); 5.15 p.m. – 6.15 p.m.
@ James Suckling Wine Central
(7 wines to taste) / HK$988 per person
Join this special wine tasting masterclass and roundtable conversation hosted and presented by internationally acclaimed wine critic James Suckling in person!
2011 was a hot vintage for Tuscany, with many wineries harvesting early to retain freshness. Discover how some of the top wines have developed and are drinking ten years on. This masterclass will feature some of Tuscany’s most iconic names, including Bibi Graetz, Antinori, Mazzei and Petrolo.
In two decades since his first vintage release, Bibi Graetz has become one of the brightest lights in Tuscan winemaking. Graetz draws on old vines, which give his best reds depth and soul.
What would the wine world be like without the Antinori family? The patriarch of the clan, Piero Antinori, forever changed the way the world views Tuscan wines with the creation in the 1970s of Tignanello, followed by Solaia. Many of Antinori’s wines maintain a loyal following among collectors around the world. The sleek, structured wines of Guado al Tasso represent Antinori’s continued connection to Tuscany’s Bolgheri.
The current generation is writing today’s history books at one of the oldest and most prestigious names in Tuscan winemaking. The Mazzei family’s primary holding, since 1435 no less, is Castello di Fonterutoli, near Siena. Today, the ultra tech-savvy winery, designed by Agnese Mazzei, is a real showpiece, enabling the winemakers to fine-tune the likes of the legendary Siepi, which James has been enjoying here since the late 1980s.
Artist Luca Sanjust gave up his studio in Rome in the mid-1990s in favor of a small estate in the hills of Tuscany, 50 kilometers southeast of Florence. Leaving his paintings behind, Sanjust began making precise, heartfelt wines at Petrolo. Today, his pure merlot, Galatrona, is among the region’s coveted wines. Galatrona reflects Tuscany’s distinctive style of merlot, very different from Bordeaux or anywhere else.
List of Wines
- Bibi Graetz Toscana Colore 2011 96 pts
- Bibi Graetz Toscana Testamatta 2011 98 pts
- Marchesi Antinori Bolgheri Superiore Guado al Tasso 2011 95 pts
- Marchesi Antinori Toscana Tignanello 2011 95pts
- Mazzei Toscana Siepi 2011 93 pts
- Petrolo Valdarno di Sopra Galatrona 2011
- Petrolo Toscana Boggina 2011 94 pts
This masterclass tasting at James Suckling Wine Central is part of the 2021 Great Wines of the World Tasting Month “Summer Edition” – a series of curated tasting events featuring 60+ of the world’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-world-2021-masterclasses
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