The webinar aims to promote Micro Mega Wines, the new thematic area of Vinitaly 54° edition, created with the intent of showcasing the work of some of the country’s best wine estates, big and small, that, through their passion and hard work help to safeguard and promote both the quality of rare native grape varieties that have called Italy home for millennia, as well as that of international grape varieties that express the uniqueness of specific Italian terroirs with their wines. Ian D’Agata will be the moderator of the event. He is a consultant and supervisor for Vinitaly and of one the most expert communicators of Italian wines abroad. He is director of Terroir Sense Wine Review, the review that will curate the storytelling of the wines of the Vinitaly section, during events and masterclasses dedicated to professionals, buyer and journalists.
The webinar will focus on the story of two native italian vines: Nas-cëtta di Novello (Cuneo, Piedmont), and Tazzelenghe (Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia), protected by two important homonymous Associations born by the noble purpose of protectiong and promoting these vines.
The webinar will be held in English and is open to everyone. You can register until 28 March, 2021 ore 18:00 CET
Wine Writer, Critic and Educator
Is a multiaward winning author, consultant at Vinitaly. His books are considered the bibles of Italian wine and have received numerous prestigious awards. Ian is the author and the co-author of the Italy and Alsace sections in Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Book of Wine, the world’s best- selling wine guide. 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, the Editor-in-Chief of the TerroirSense Wine Review. Intensely devoted to the research and study of native wine grapes, Ian was officially named to Italy’s prestigious Accademia della Vite e del Vino (Italy’s official association of wine academicians, researchers, and university professors).
Winemaker and Owner Elvio Cogno S. Agricola
Valter Fissore was born in Bra in 1965. He had been involved with viticulture from a young age thanks to his grandfather Eugenio and, in 1985, he began working for the Cogno-Marcarini Winery in La Morra aside Elvio Cogno. In 1990, Valter and his wife Nadia Cogno decided to follow Elvio on a new adventure, by purchasing property in the historical Ravera cru, in Novello, and, in 1996, took the reins of the winery. Valter was one of the pioneers in rediscovering Nascetta and one of the founding members of “Associazione Produttori di Nascetta del Comune di Novello”, of which he is currently the President.
Alberto, Fabio d’Attimis-Maniago Marchiò
Owner Conte d’Attimis Maniago
Alberto d’Attimis-Maniago Marchiò was born in Udine in 07/09/1963. He moves the first steps in the winery with the help of the uncle, Gianfranco d’Attimis-Maniago. He has also various roles in the “Consorzio dei Colli Orientali del Friuli”, “Confagricoltura Udine” and different agricoltural committees. In 1989, after his uncle passed away, he starts managing the winery and begins a process of corporate reorganization and modernization. Currently the winery Conte d’Attimis Maniago produces many native Friulian wines, amongst which Pignolo, Schioppettino and, obviously, Tazzelenghe.