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Italian Wine Rocks Sydney-“The Simply Italian Great Wines 2019 Tour” held in Sydney 25th November  2019 @The InterContinental Sydney

Written by Aksel Ritenis

Italian Wine Rocks Sydney-“The Simply Italian Great Wines 2019 Tour” held in Sydney 25th November  2019 @The InterContinental Sydney 

The Simply Italian Great Wines 2019 Tour was in Sydney this week,.. with a signature walk-around tasting and guided Italian wine masterclasses for trade and media only. Attendees experienced a huge variety of Italy’s best wines and met the winemakers behind them, all under one roof! 



The event showcased regional diversity with a superb selection of 100 wines from Italy’s regions ranging from Piedmont, Lombardy, Friuli, Tuscany, Sicily, Veneto, Marches, Abruzzo, Umbria, Puglia, and Campania. Attendees discovered and sampled these exceptional wines, many of which have never been seen before in Australia. There were two dedicated wine tasting zones featuring the wines of the Grandi Marchi and the Marches region. Many participant attended two unique masterclasses hosted by Peter Bourne, showcasing Italy’s most celebrated wineries, one focusing on the wines from Italy’s greatest families, members of the esteemed Grandi Marchi, and the other focused on Italy’s greatest sparkling wine, Franciacorta.

 

The EVENT PROGRAM included the following:

MASTERCLASS: ‘TRACEABILITY & REGULATION OF ITALIAN D.O.C. WINES’ FRANCIACORTA FOCUS 
Presented by Federdoc

 MASTERCLASS‘EXPERIENCE THE ICONIC WINES OF THE GRANDI MARCHI, ITALY’S PREMIUM BRANDS’ 
Presented by Istituto del Vino Italiano di Qualita Grandi Marchi

 TRADE & MEDIA WALK-AROUND TASTING
Taste over 100 premium Italian wines & meet the winemakers behind them,
all under one roof.



 ‘THE APERITIVO’
ITALIAN WINES – MORE THAN JUST A DRINK

Italian wine tasting with traditional aperitivi snacks.
Presented by Federdoc

WINERIES PRESENT
There were  more than 100 wines to taste from over 30 premium wineries, many that have never been seen before in Australia!
Including: Jermann, Masi, Col D’Orcia, Michele Chiarlo, Umani Ronchi, Sassi San Cristoforo, Viotti, Bocale, Poggio Nicchiaia, Chiorri, Poderi Vaiot, Bellaria, Bocchino, Coldovigo, Empson, Villa Vietti, Casa Nostra, La Torretta,  Ricci Curbastro, Garofoli Macrina, Bellisario, Monte Schiavo, Musa, Moncaro, Lucchetti, Villa Vetti, La Torretta, Tenuta Cavalier Pepe, Tenute Castelli, Tenute Rubino, Tenute Stefano Farina, Terre Nere Campigli Vallone di Montalcino, Villa Mattielli & Carpene.

ITALIAN WINE MASTERCLASSES 



‘TRACEABILITY & REGULATION OF ITALIAN D.O.C. WINES’
FOCUS ON FRANCIACORTA, 1 TERRITORY, 3 DENOMINATIONS
Hosted by Peter Bourne with Riccardo Ricci Curbastro, President of Federdoc
Exploring: Franciacorta Brut DOCG, Franciacorta Rose Brut DOCG, Curtefranca Rosso DOC, Sebino IGT, Sangiovese Colli di Faenza DOC
Presented by Federdoc



‘EXPERIENCE THE ICONIC WINES OF THE GRANDI MARCHI,
ITALY’S PREMIUM BRANDS’

Hosted by Peter Bourne together with Italy’s top wineries:  Carpene (Veneto), Col D’orcia (Tuscany), Jermann (Friuli), Masi (Veneto), Michele Chiarlo (Piedmont) & Umani Ronchi (Marches)
Presented by Istituto del Vino Italiano di Qualita Grandi Marchi

FEDERDOC

Established in 1979, Federdoc is the Voluntary Consortia National Confederation for the Protection of Italian Wine Designations, bringing together representatives of the agricultural, industrial, cooperative and commercial fields of the sector to deal with issues about designations, seeking solutions and support for international protection. Federdoc gathers the world of Italian wine designations and their Protection Consortia, representing and providing them with institutional, legal and legislative support, and promoting them with informational and promotional campaigns worldwide.  www.federdoc.com

INSTITUTO MARCHIGIANO DI VINI

Established in 1999 by 19 partners with 7 protected names, the Instituto Marchigiano di Vini promotes 15 of the 19 Marche denominations, representing 45% of the regional vineyard area. Teamwork between producers and territory, investing EU and regional funds, territorial identity and enhancement of variety as a distinctive feature are IMT’s recipe for promoting Marche wine locally and around the world.  www.imtdoc.it

INSTITUTO DEL VINO ITALIANO DI QUALITA GRANDI MARCHI

Made up of 19 prestigious Italian wine families, the Istituto Grandi Marchi promotes the country’s best bottles and producers on a global scale. Formed out of a meeting between like-minded colleagues and friends, the founders of Grandi Marchi recognized that by joining forces, they could better promote and enhance the great wines of Italy. A collaboration of winemaking visionaries from across Italy, the Grandi Marchi has worked tirelessly and with great enthusiasm to support the industry’s distinctive winemaking culture. Today, they’ve transcended their individual aims to achieve a common goal and, thanks to their efforts, Italy’s best wines have both stronger positions in established markets and promising foundations in emerging ones.  www.istitutograndimarchi.it

SIMPLY ITALIAN GREAT WINES
MONDAY 25th NOVEMBER 2019 

Trade & Media Walk-Around Tasting 

The InterContinental Sydney 
117 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000

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