Vinitaly • Argento room - Palaexpo, entrance A2 (level -1)
WARNING: IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS TASTING, BEFORE BUYING THE TICKET, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AN ENTRY PASS FOR THE EXHIBITION VINITALY 2023 VALID FOR THE DAY IN WHICH THE TASTING TAKES PLACE.
Just like the world’s greatest wines, those of Barolo and Barbaresco express a remarkable biodiversity in the glass, offering a fascinating spectrum of different colours, aromas and flavours. But do you know exactly why that is? For example, Barolo and Barbaresco are made with 100% Nebbiolo grapes: but is the wine you are drinking made with Nebbiolo Lampia, Michet, Rosé, and in what percentage of each? Or are Nebbiolo Picotener or Chiavennasca being used? And the vineyards the grapes were picked from are planted on soils of what time stage (Tortonian, Serravalian or Messinian)? And is the geology that of the Saint Agatha Marls or Lequio Formation or others still? Does the producer harvest early or late? Do they use whole bunches or not, and if so, in what percentage?What are the other characteristics of the cru (both famous and not) the grapes were grown in? All these factors, and many more, contribute to a galaxy of different Barolo and Barbaresco wines.
In this masterclass organized exclusively for Vinitaly by Ian D’Agata, world-renouned wine writer who has written a multitude of internationally award-winning books on this and other wine subjects, and the producers of some of Barolo’s and Barbaresco’s most exciting wines from crus both famous and not (but that have recently risen sharply in fame and popularity), we will address these and other topics while tasting through sixteen amazing Barolo and Barbaresco wines.
Event languages: Italiano, English
How to participate: Paid event
Ian D’Agata is a multiaward winning author who has been speaking and writing about wine for thirty years. His books (Native Wine Grapes of Italy, Italy’s Native Wine Grape Terroirs and Italy’s Grapes and Wines: The definitive Compendium Region by Region) are considered the bibles of Italian wine and have received numerous prestigious awards such as the Louis Roederer International Wine Awards Book of the Year. Ian is also the author and/or the co-author of the Italy and Alsace sections in Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Book of Wine, the world’s best- selling wine guide with 45 editions to date and over 12 Million copies sold all over the world. He is the former staff writer at Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, Contributing Editor of Decanter, Senior Editor of Vinous and is currently the Chief Scientific Officer and President of the TerroirSense Wine Academy and Wine Education programs, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the TerroirSense Wine Review. He ahs been working as a scientific consultant for Vinitaly for the past eight years and is the creator and curator of MicromegaWines, the Vinitaly pavillon dedicated to small, high quality Italian wineries. Intensely devoted to the research and study of native wine grapes, Ian was officially named in 2015 to Italy’s prestigious Accademia della Vite e del Vino (Italy’s official association of wine academicians, researchers, and university professors). Contatti: Instagram: @iandagata_vino; Instagram 2: @terroirsense; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org e email@example.com