Benvenuto Brunello 2016

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.


Gran Selezione is the capstone of the Chianti Classico quality pyramid


Sun exposure, geography and altitude all play a crucial role in producing distinct fruit that is at the very heart of each bottle of wine and the very essence of each commune, in the Chianti Classico territory located between the provinces of Florence and Siena.

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Chianti Classico 2015


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


“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


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


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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Benvenuto Brunello 2010 New York

And the participants are…


Argiano –

Armilla –

Banfi –

Barbi –

Bottega –

Belpoggio –

Camigliano –

Canalicchio di Sopra –

Capanna –

Capanne Ricci –

Caparzo –

Caprili –

Cerbaia –

Col di Lamo –

Col d’Orcia –

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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


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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Fine wines are often discussed, but seldom opened


Join us for an evening of rare and collectible wines and taste 16 outstanding wines from award winning producers, followed by a perfectly paired dinner at: Emilio Ristorante, 1 Colonial Place, Harrison NY 10528

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