LUNGAROTTI AT VINITALY 2017 (HALL 7- B2): DEBUT FOR ILBIO, TASTINGS AND TWO WORKS FROM THE WINE MUSEUM OF TORGIANO ON DISPLAY IN VERONA
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(Vinitaly 2017). The launch of the first organic wine on the Italian market produced in the vineyards of the Lungarotti Estate in Montefalco; a tasting calendar highlighted by the Opera Wine grand tasting; a wine listed at Ristorante d’Autore and pieces from the Wine Museum of Torgiano on display at the stand. These are just some of the activities planned by Cantine Lungarotti (hall 7-B2) for the 51st edition of Vinitaly featuring the debut of the first organic wine produced by the winery that is the standard-bearer for Umbrian wines world-wide to be released on the Italian market: ILBIO. Originating from the 20 hectares of the Lungarotti Estate in Montefalco, certified organic since 2014 – from vineyard to cellars – ILBIO, Umbria Rosso IGT, debuts in Verona with the 2015 vintage. From the Montefalco vineyards to those of Torgiano, where the vines cover 250 hectares. This is where Rubesco Riserva Vigna Monticchio is born: the 2009 vintage will be Lungarotti’s protagonist at the Opera Wine grand tasting, Vinitaly’s preview event (April 8th, Palazzo della Gran Guardia – Verona, from 3 to 6 pm.) dedicated to ‘100 great producers’ and organized in collaboration with Wine Spectator. Among the tastings, Rubesco Riserva 2011 - which is listed in the top 10 of Italy’s best red wines thanks to the compilation of ratings obtained in Italy’s major wine guides published by Gentleman-Milano Finanza - will be celebrated at Gambero Rosso’s special edition Tre Bicchieri-Vinitaly. This year Gambero Rosso is also celebrating 30 successful years (tasting April 9th, sala Argento, from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm). Uncorked in 45 countries world-wide with a production of 50,000 bottles, Rubesco Riserva Vigna Monticchio (2010) will be at the heart of a seminar by Doctor Wine – Daniele Cernilli in his focus on the reds from central Italy, “I Rossi del Centro” (Sunday April 9th, Hall 10, A4/B4, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm). Another tasting, organized by the Italian Sommelier Association, will take place on Wed. April 12th (sala Tulipano, 11:00 am). Entitled “i Tastevin di Vitae 2017, archetipi dell’eccellenza” the event will feature the 22 wineries which received the “Tastevin” accolade and in the case of the Umbrian winery, will represent a double-whammy due to the two top wines being presented: Rubesco Riserva 2011 and San Giorgio 2006. Among the events, Lungarotti wines will also be key players at the charity auction reserved for the trade and wine collectors organized by Comitato Grandi Cru (Sunday April 9th, 7 pm). A double magnum of San Giorgio 1997 and Rubesco Riserva Vigna Monticchio 1997 bottles will be auctioned by Cristiano De Lorenzo, director of Christie’s Italia. From tastings to signature cuisine in the Vinitaly restaurant “Ristorante d’Autore” with Vin Santo DOC 2009 paired with the desserts proposed by the various chefs who will offer special menus during the four days of the trade show. At the Lungarotti stand, Vinitaly also means a focus on culture, with two works on display from the Wine Museum of Torgiano (founded in 1974), the permanent collection reviewed by the New York Times as “best in Italy” thanks to the quality of its artistic collections; the museum narrates over five thousand years of vine and wine history through more than three thousand works and artifacts. The works on loan at the Lungarotti stand in Verona will be: Plate with Satyr by Jean Cocteau (enamel on terracotta, Paris 1958) and the bowl Keramia by Chiara Maggioni (gres, 1992).