Italian wine world converges on NYC!

Meet the people behind Castel Sallegg, Casa Emma and Conti Sertoli Salis at Vino’s exclusive free tasting next Tuesday

The world of Italian wine is converging on New York this week for VINO 2009! To celebrate this event, Vino is hosting a free tasting on Tuesday, January 27. Yesterday we announced that we would be joined by renowned enologist and Conti Sertoli Salis wine consultant Barbara Tamburini. Now, in addition to Barbara, we are delighted to welcome the men behind two more of our favorite producers, Castel Sallegg and Casa Emma!

Castel Sallegg owner Count Georg Kuenberg samples his product within the grounds of the castle.

Castel Sallegg owner Count Georg Kuenburg samples his product within the grounds of the castle.

Nestled in the Dolomite Alps, the winemaking subzone around Lake Caldaro in the German-speaking Trentino-Alto Adige represents a fascinating combination of high altitude, warm days, cool summer nights, and excellent ventilation. The Castel Sallegg estate once belonged to Archduke Rainer of Austria, Viceroy of what was once Lombardy-Veneto, but has belonged to the noble Von Kuenburg family for generations, after they inherited it through Prince Henry of Campofranco. Today, Count Georg Kuenburg carries on the family tradition of producing a line of excellent wines with grapes sourced from some of the finest sites in the district. Georg will be pouring these Castel Sallegg wines this Tuesday:

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Pinot Bianco 2007 Castel Sallegg

Moscato Giallo 2007 Castel Sallegg

Lagrein Rosato Nives 2007 Castel Sallegg

Schiava Bischofsleiten 2007 Castel Sallegg

Pinot Nero 2004 Castel Sallegg

Lagrein Riserva 2004 Castel Sallegg

A regular visitor to the United States, Casa Emma's Fabrizio Benedetti is in town to promote what we feel is some of the finest Chianti from the Classico subzone.

A regular visitor to the United States, Casa Emma's Fabrizio Benedetti is in town to promote what we feel is some of the finest Chianti from the Classico subzone.

Casa Emma is one of Chianti’s most esteemed producers. Around the hills of San Donato in Poggio in the Chianti Classico subzone, the company cultivates Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Malvasia Nera and Merlot at 1,300 feet above sea level, an elevation which results in a longer growing season and increased aromas in the fruit. Located in Barberino Val d’Elsa on the western edge of the Chianti Classico zone, the Buccalossi family acquired the Casa Emma estate in 1972 from Florentine noblewoman Emma Bizzarri, to whose name the company obviously remains connected. Today, Casa Emma produces some of the finest Chianti we’ve tasted. Meet Casa Emma export manager and Fabrizio Benedetti as he pours the following wines by Casa Emma:

3-casa-emma-wines-blogChianti Classico 2005 Casa Emma

Chianti Classico Riserva 2004 Casa Emma

Soloìo 2004 Casa Emma

And don’t forget: Vino’s Tuesday tasting will also feature Lombardy producer Conti Sertoli Salis, whose wines will be poured by enologist and wine consultant Barbara Tamburini, who will be joined by export manager Silvia Marinelli. It promises to be a truly memorable event. Join us on Tuesday, January 27 from 5:30pm for what may just be our biggest tasting ever!

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Chiavennasca 2007 Conti Sertoli Salis

Sassella 2004 Conti Sertoli Salis

Valtellina Inferno2004 Conti Sertoli Salis

Canua Sforzato 2003 Conti Sertoli Salis

FREE Meet The Winemakers Tasting
featuring Barbara Tamburini, Georg Kuenburg and Fabrizio Benedetti
Tuesday, January 27, 5:30-7:30pm

For more information call 212-725-6516 or email contact@vinosite.com.

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