Wine & Dine
TASTE THE DIVERSITY OF ITALY
Experience a fine selection of Italian wines at the upcoming Borsa Vini Italiani 2019
Few cultures are as defined by wine as Italy’s and not only is it the world’s largest wine producing country, the nation also boasts the greatest variety of grapevines. At Borsa Vini Italiani 2019, set to take place on 19 November 2019 at Marina Mandarin, Singapore, attendees can look forward to sampling this diversity. Here’s a look at some of the producers from the northern wine growing regions of Italy who will be featured at Borsa Vini Italiani 2019.
An exclusive brand ambassador for fine Italian boutique wineries, Unexpected Italian manages a portfolio of highly selected and representative wines from all over Italy. As its name suggests, they focus on wines of native grape varieties, which are characterised by authenticity, uniqueness and quality as an expression of Italian biodiversity.
Established in 1921, Casa Vinicola Antonutti’s almost one hundred years of history has spanned four generations of winemakers. The estate has 68 hectares of vines, planted in the best soils over the Grave appellation. From viticulture to viniculture, Antonutti combines tradition with innovation to produce high quality range of wines.
CONSORZIO CHINA PROMOTION
Consorzio China Promotion is an association of Italian wineries from north to south Italy, focusing especially in Piedmont and Sicily. Expect to sample some Barolo and Monferrato. The association also organises wine and food related tours around Italy that include white truffle hunting, harvest grape picking and food tastings.
A family winery based on the slopes of Mount Cetona, Barbanera was established in 1938 and is today led by the third and fourth generation. Though initially focusing only on traditional Tuscan wines, the winery’s passion and ambition have led them to produce more modern style wines, and regional wines from Sicily and Puglia.
In 2000, Khanh Nguyen and Franco Batzella decided to make wine in Tuscany and planted eight hectares of vineyard in Bolgheri. The vineyard is densely planted while productivity is held low to optimise quality over quantity. Cultivation and harvest are done manually, adhering to sustainable philosophies. Battle produces mostly red Bolgheri, but also white and rosé wines.
Located in Vittorio Veneto, in the Prosecco DOCG Conegliano Valdobbiadene hills, Bellenda was established in 1986 by the family Cosmo. Since then, Bellenda has been interpreting variations of effervescence—wines that are sparkling or semi-sparkling, with or without sediment, classic or Charmat method—discovering new interpretations of sparkling wines.
CIMA DEL POMER
Nestled among vineyards, olive groves and ancient apple trees, Cima Del Pomer is a boutique producer situated in the heart of Montebelluna, on the hills of Asolo. Its annual production of 40,000 bottles is exclusively made up of sparkling Prosecco. The history of its wine cellar dates back to the year of 1800.
Founded in 1851, Genagricola is today the largest Italian agricultural company, owning 25 agricultural estates with a combined total of 13,000 hectares of land. Of these estates, eight are part of their wine division and are spread out across four different Italian wine regions: Veneto, Lazio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Piedmont.
Since 1961, Roberto Sandro and his family have owned Viniculture Le Rughe, situated in the heart of the Conegliano hills. From their 80 hectares of vineyards in both the DOCG and DOC areas, Le Rughe makes Prosecco. After re-fermentation with the Charmat method, all their sparkling wines remain at a low temperature in an autoclave for at least three months.