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Tenute Piccini participating at the first edition of Milan Wine Week

Written by Aksel Ritenis

Tenute Piccini participating at the first edition of Milan Wine Week

Join the two  Masterclasses, led by the famous Doctor Wine Daniele Cernilli and Andrea Gori, one of the most authoritative Italian wine bloggers

About the Wine Week

MILAN WINE WEEK 2018 From 7 to 14 October a rich series of events dedicated to fans and to insiders!

The city of Milan is host its very first Milano Wine Week offering  7 full days packed with tastings, talks, conferences and initiatives on the multi-faceted world of wine, held in different locations and finding their beating heart in Palazzo Bovara (near Porta Venezia). The event – which follows a brand-new format – is held in contemporary with the well-established ‘La Vendemmia di Via Montenapoleone’, an important initiative “with a focus on  top quality and luxury labels.”

Conversely from what many can think, Milano Wine Week is not an alternative to Vinitaly, the major wine fair held in the city of Vicenza, but more likely a new initiative to promote the knowledge of Italian wine within Italy for a predoominantly Italian domestic audience. Milano Food week, indeed, is not a fair displaying new-ins in the sector, but a festival developed around the different meanings of wine in Italy and, more precisely, in Milan.

Echoing the words of Federico Gordini, founder of the Milano Wine Week, “Milan will not become the Italian capital of wine, though it will turn into the capital of the communication and business around this sector”.

tThe attention will be focused in particular on two neighborhoods . They are  Brera – Garibaldi – Solferino, which will be transformed into the Franciacorta Wine District, and Porta Romana, which instead will be the prerogative of the Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese (and the Quality Producers District of the Oltrepò Pavese).

In both cases the approach of  the two wine consortia is to offer a series of activities and  themes including paired menus,  and tasting by the glass!


Tenute Piccini

Tenute Piccini, one of the historic brands of Italian wine – rooted in Chianti Classico (but now present with 5 estates in some of the best Italian wine terroirs), such as Montalcino and the Maremma in Tuscany, and in the two extraordinary volcanic lands of Etna in Sicily del Vulture in Basilicata – will be featured at the first edition of Milan Wine Week (scheduled from 7 to 14 October) with two exceptional Masterclasses led by Daniele Cernilli, the well-known Doctor Wine, today the most experienced oenological critic in Italy and by Andrea Gori which in these years has been credited as one of the most authoritative wine bloggers of our country.
Milan Wine Week aims to become one of the major Italian events for the promotion of the enological excellence of our country to a target of both wine lovers and the trade (involved most of the restaurants, wine bars and wine bars in Milan).
For this reason, Tenute Piccini has enthusiastically joined the initiative by designing a presence able to highlight not only the vine enological excellence achieved in the five Group Tenute today led by the dynamic Mario Piccini, but also the extraordinary vocation of the wine regions where the company is present.

It starts Sunday, October 7 (at 15.30 at Palazzo Bovara) with the Masterclass led by Andrea Gori titled “Tenute Piccini: Sicily vs Tuscany, autochthonous in comparison”.
To “compete” there will be four Italian native vines among the most prestigious, two white and two red: among the White, the  Carricante that has found on Etna an ideal habitat to bring out its peculiarities and the Vermentino that in Maremma Toscana has highlighted which qualitative summits are able to reach; among the Red wines, Nerello Mascalese, the “prince” vine of Etna and Sangiovese, the undisputed king of Tuscan vines.

The first to “take the field”, the Carricante Tower Mora Scalunera Etna Bianco doc 2017 that will challenge the Vermentino Tenuta Moraia Calasera Toscana igt 2017.
Following the challenge between the Etna Rosato Etna doc Scalunera 2017, the Etna Rosso Scalunera 2015 that will challenge the Poggio Teo Chianti Classico docg 2015 (100% Sangiovese) and the Villa at the Cortile Brunello di Montalcino docg 2013.

On Saturday, October 13 (beginning at 15.00 at Palazzo Bovara) it will be the turn of Daniele Cernilli to lead the MASTERCLASS  titled “Tenute Piccini: journey in the excellence of Italian wine” during which some of the best vitenaenological interpretations of Tenute Piccini will be presented in reference to Sicily (Etna), in Tuscany (Chianti Classico and Brunello di Montalcino) and in Basilicata (Vulture).

It will also be an extraordinary opportunity to taste a preview of 3 wines not yet on sale such as the Mora Scalunera Red Etna doc 2015, the Fattoria di Valiano Gran Selezione Chianti Classico docg 2015 and the Regio Cantina Campo al Melograno Aglianico del Vulture Superiore Riserva docg 2013 .

Following are the wines that will be presented:
• Torre Mora Scalunera Bianco Etna doc 2017 (Carricante 90%, Catarratto 10%)
• Torre Mora Scalunera Rosato Etna doc 2017 (Nerello Mascalese 95%, Nerello Cappuccio 5%)
• Torre Mora Scalunera Red Etna doc 2015 (Nerello Mascalese 95%, Nerello Cappuccio 5%)
• Villa at the Brunello di Montalcino Courtyard Riserva docg 2012 (100% Sangiovese)
• Fattoria di Valiano Gran Selezione Chianti Classico docg 2015 (Sangiovese 90%, Merlot 10%)
• Regio Cantina Campo al Pomegranate Aglianico del Vulture Superiore Riserva docg 2013 (Aglianico 100%)

Admission is free, subject to credit (subject to availability) at


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