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PRESENTING THE 2011, FOUR STAR VINTAGE

Benvenuto Brunello 2016

BENVENUTO BRUNELLO CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF REMARKABLE DOC WINES: PRESENTING THE 2011, 4-STAR VINTAGE

New York – Tuesday, January 19, 2016 – Gotham Hall
Chicago – Thursday, January 21, 2016 – The Drake Hotel

The Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino returns to the USA for its annual Benvenuto Brunello trade tasting celebrating 50 years of extraordinary D.O.C. wines showcasing the much-loved Brunello di Montalcino 2011, 4-star vintage. The U.S. market will have the opportunity to preview the great Tuscan red in the cities of New York and Chicago. The program will consist of guided tastings and seminars; along with a trade walk around tasting as over 40 renowned wineries from Montalcino present their 2011 vintage along with their esteemed Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010, Rosso di Montalcino 2014, Sant’Antimo and Moscadello di Montalcino.

The tastings will be held in the prestigious settings of Gotham Hall in New York and the lavish Drake Hotel situated at the top of the Magnificent Mile in Chicago. The informative seminars will be conducted by Jeff Porter, Beverage Director for Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group in New York, and Rachael Lowe, Beverage Director at Spiaggia, in Chicago.

Participating wineries include: Armilla, Banfi, Barbi, Belpoggio, Camigliano, Canalicchio di Sopra, Capanna, Capanne Ricci, Caparzo, Caprili, Carpineto, Castelgiocondo, Castello Romitorio, Castello Tricerchi, Cerbaia, Col di Lamo, Col d’Orcia, Collosorbo, Il Palazzone, Il Poggione, Innocenti, La Fiorita, La Magia, La Mannella, Le Chiuse, Le Macioche, Lisini, Loacker Corte Pavone, Mate’, Palazzo, Pian delle Vigne, Pinino, Podere Le Ripi, Poggio Il Castellare, San Polo, Tassi Franci Franca, Tenuta Buon Tempo, Tenuta San Giorgio, Tenute Piccini, Uccelliera, Val di Suga, Vini Italiani da Sogno, and Voliero.

The Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino was founded in 1967 as a free association between winemakers bent on safeguarding their wine and on accentuating its qualities. The Consorzio’s mission is to ensure that the rigorous standards are upheld to ensure the quality of Brunello di Montalcino. Brunello di Montalcino wines have received numerous accolades around the world.

The Program:

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 – Gotham Hall – NEW YORK

11:00 am – 12:30 pm             “Brunello di Montalcino 2011 and Riserva 2010: Honoring 50 years
of remarkable DOC  wines” Guided Tasting
Presented by: Jeff Porter, Beverage Director for Batali & Bastianich
Hospitality Group

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm                “Brunello di Montalcino 2011 and Riserva 2010: Honoring 50 years
of remarkable DOC wines” Guided Tasting
Presented by: Jeff Porter, Beverage Director for Batali & Bastianich
Hospitality Group

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm                 Walk-Around Trade Tasting

Thursday, January 21, 2016 – The Drake Hotel – CHICAGO

10:30 am – 12:00 pm             “Brunello di Montalcino 2011 and Riserva 2010: Honoring 50 years
of remarkable DOC wines” Guided Tasting
Presented by: Rachael Lowe, Beverage Director at Spiaggia
Room: Parkside Room

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm                 Walk-Around Trade Tasting
Room: Gold Coast Room

For more information or to register for the event please contact:
International Event & Exhibition Management
Ana Murguia – (305) 937-2488 – a.murguia@ieemusa.com

More information can be found at: www.consorziobrunellodimontalcino.it

Gran Selezione is the capstone of the Chianti Classico quality pyramid

The focus is on enriching the character and quality of the wines produced in each of the nine communes

Sun exposure, geography, altitude all play a crucial role in producing the distinct fruit that is representative of each commune, producing wines that are so diverse, yet all fall under the Chianti Classico territory.  The video gives a quick look at the new Chianti Classico tears and regulations.

Chianti Classico 2015

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Wednesday May 13th – Eight Chianti Classico, Gran Selezione wines were introduced at the seminar led by the General Director of the Chianti Classico Consortium, Sergio Zingarelli, Antonio Galloni and a total of 30 wineries were represented at the walk around tasting. The focus is on enriching the character and quality of the wines produced in each of the nine communes, and in so doing, when raising a glass of Chianti Classico in the near future you’ll be able to instantly tell its provenance from among the nine commune .

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Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico Returning to NYC with the Prestigious Gran Selezione and Latest Vintages

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“We are very pleased with market trends,” stated both by the President and General Director of the Consortium, Sergio Zingarelli and Giuseppe Liberatore respectively. “An achievement partly due to the locomotive effect of Gran Selezione, the new type of Chianti Classico presented to the trade one year ago. By introducing Gran Selezione wines, Chianti Classico sent the market a definite signal of its will to further increase the qualitative level of the denomination and this decision certainly had positive impact on product image and sales.

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The Acidity of Wine

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The principal acids found in grapes, and therefore wine, are tartaric acid, potassium hydrogen tartrate (cream of tartar), malic acid and potassium hydrogen malate. Tartaric acid and potassium hydrogen tartrate predominant in wine. Since potassium hydrogen tartrate and potassium

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Gambero Rosso 2015

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The Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri World Tour is the premier Italian wine showcase, featuring wines that have garnered the coveted “Tre Bicchieri” award in the 28th edition of the Gambero Rosso Vini d’Italia 2015 Wine Guide

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Baci Perugina homemade - delicious recipe

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Can you think of a better way to express your love for the one and only that occupies that special place in your hearth! – Give the Italian Kiss and this time is sweeter than ever and who knows what may follow?

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Benvenuto Brunello 2010 New York

And the participants are…

 

Argiano – www.argiano.net

Armilla – www.armillawine.com

Banfi – www.castellobanfi.com

Barbi – www.fattoriadeibarbi.it

Bottega – www.alexander.it

Belpoggio – www.belpoggio.it

Camigliano – www.camigliano.it

Canalicchio di Sopra – www.canalicchiodisopra.com

Capanna – www.capannamontalcino.com

Capanne Ricci – www.tenimentiricci.it

Caparzo – www.caparzo.it

Caprili – www.caprili.it

Cerbaia – www.cerbaia.it

Col di Lamo – www.coldilamo.com

Col d’Orcia – www.coldorcia.it

Ferrero – www.brunelloferrero.it

Greppone Mazzi Ruffino – www.ruffino.com

Il Marroneto – www.ilmarroneto.com

Il Palazzone – www.ilpalazzone.com

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BENVENUTO BRUNELLO 2015

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The Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino organizes a yearly event called “BENVENUTO BRUNELLO”. On this occasion the new wines on the market since the beginning or the new year are presented to the press and the stars assigned to the new vintage are announced.

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The Montalcino Commune in Tuscany

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In 1831, the Marchese Cosimo Ridolfi, praised the red wines produced in Montalcino, and Brunello records, date back to the 14th century. But it wasn’t until 1865 that Brunello took the spotlight, when it was the “select red wine” and prize winner at the Montalcino’s agricultural fair. Around this time, Clemente Santi isolated certain plantings of Sangiovese with the intent of producing an age worthy wine, and in 1898, his grandson Ferruccio Biondi-Santi, released the first version of Brunello as we know it today, after having aged the wine in large wood barrels for ten years. It was the 1888 vintage, followed by the 1891, 1925 and 1945. By the time we reached the 60’s there were less than a dozen producers of Brunello and in 1968 the DOCG status was awarded to the area.

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