Vinitaly 2015 Day 2…

Day 2 began with waiting in line 30 minutes to get into the fair (typical)and being late for our first appointment (also typical). We started our day with the people of Aretino and their wines from Tuscany, then we meet with Casali of Emilia-Romanga, very educational. My affinity for Lambrusco is well known among certain circles. The Wines of Emilia-Romania are not well understood, or distributed, in the United States, which is a shame. Our first wine was 2014 Casali Albore Spumante, a very pretty wine made of the Spergola Grape. This wine set the tone for the rest of this eye opening experience. We tasted 5 different white wines mostly dry, all exquisite. Of course, we tasted Lambruscos, 5 of them,and finished up with 2 Cabernets, all the while snacking on Parmagiana Reggiano and Proscuitto de Parma…a mouth watering experience. Next appointment… Cantina di Venosa…we started by tasting the 2014 Cantina di Venosa Dry Muscat, the driest, most flavorful Muscat I have ever had in my life, it was truly an amazing wine. We then tasted through 5 of the wines they are most known for…Aglianico del Vulture, all very impressive. Our next meeting was with the family of Fattoi. Fattoi is in Montalcino, we started with the 2013 Fattoi Rosso di Montalcino, classic Sangiovese Grosso nose and fruit, with soft velvety tannins, beautiful wine, then the highly regarded 2010 Fattoi Brunello di Montalcino and 2008 Brunello Riserva…we never spit these wines…very casual visit with a very nice family. Speaking of family, our last meeting was with the Famiglia Losi of Querciavalle from Chianti Classico. We tasted their 8 red wines including the award winning 2009 Querciavalle Millenium “Gran Selezione” which was amazing and finished with the 1999 Vin Santo. Another relaxing day at Vinitaly…followed by an amazing Gala Dinner at Monte del Fra in Custoza.