Wine & Dine

TASTE THE DIVERSITY OF ITALY

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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.

UNEXPECTED ITALIAN

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.

ANTONUTTI

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.

BARBANERA

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.

BATZELLA

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.

BELLENDA

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.

GENAGRICOL­A SPA

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.

LE RUGHE

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.

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