At The NEW YORK BRUNELLO TASTING 2019
Great VIN SANTO and of course Brunello Di Montalcino
IL Poggione was one of my favorite producers showing at the 2019 Benvenuto Brunello New York Tasting. I really liked the Il Poggione Brunello 2012 as well as they IL Poggione Brunello riserva 2012 … The IL Poggione VIN SANTO was Text-Book Vin Santo with that wonderful Walnut Tasting taste that all properly made Vin Santo has.
aka BRUNELLO Grapes
On Vines in MONTALCINO , ITALY
The Brunello di Montalcino Consortium, the association that promotes and safeguards the celebrated Tuscan wines, will host the annual Benvenuto Brunello event in the United States on Monday, January 28th at Tribeca 360 in New York. Benvenuto Brunello is an exclusive wine tasting experience for trade and media during which the latest vintage release from 30 renowned Brunello producers is previewed.
Producers will showcase their 2014 Brunello di Montalcino and 2013 Riserva, as well as the 2017 vintage of their Rosso di Montalcino, Sant’Antimo and Moscadello di Montalcino. This year’s participating wineries include Altesino, Carpineto, Fanti, Fattoria La Magia, Le Chiuse and Villa Poggio Salvi, among many others.
The events will feature a walk-around tasting, as well as select seminars, which will be led by Sotheby’s Master of Wine Candidate Nick Jackson and Giacomo Pondini, Director of the Consortium of Brunello di Montalcino.
“Benvenuto Brunello in New York is an incredibly important event for us, as America is one of our largest export markets and one of the global wine capitals,” says Consortium President Patrizio Cencioni, “challenging, wet and cool, 2014 harvest yielded limited quantities of supple and delicate Brunello”.
Overall, I wasn’t too crazy about many of the wines at this tasting as opposed to other years like; 1999, 2001, 2004, 2007, and 2010, the Brunello Vintage of 2014 was not a very good year. It was good enough to meet all the criterior to make Brunello, it’s just that it was little better than a mediocer year. Sorry, but I’m not the only one who feels this way.
Daniel Bellino Zwicke
Conti Francesco Cinzano (Owner of Col D’Orcia)
with Author/ Italian Wine Guy – Daniel Bellino-Zwicke .com
MARCHESE FERDINANDO FRESCOBALDI
with AUTHOR DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE
BEST SELLING ITALIAN COOKBOOK AUTHOR
ITALIAN WINE GUY
CREATOR of “BAR CICHETTI”
AMERICA’S 1st Ever BACARO
aka VENETIAN WINE BAR
Actor James Starace
with Author Daniel Bellino Zwicke
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