AN ITALIAN WINE JOURNEY | Wine Tasting Class
ITALIAN WHITE WINES | Wine Tasting Class
ITALIAN WHITE WINES | VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO
The name of the grape variety, Vernaccia, almost certainly derives from the Latin vernaculus meaning of the house, home, place, or town, suggesting that the grape is indeed indigenous to the area. In 1966, Vernaccia di San Gimignano was the first white wine in Italy to be granted the prestigious DOC recognition. In 1990 it gained further importance by being assigned the DOCG recognition. In recent years the area has also shown an interesting potential for great red wines as well.
(want to learn more? visit Consorzio Vernaccia website here)
After "Italian White Wines" wine tasting class at MaMa, don't miss a Vernaccia Wine Tour with us! Tell me more
TASTING NOTES | VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO
Brassy-yellow with greenish reflections and pale yellow-white rim. Delicate bouquet with a pleasant minerality and almonds notes. The palate is rich, intense with lemony and cedary flavor, and it works very well as an aperitif. It pairs very well with light vegetables or fish risotti, vegetable-based pasta dishes, and delicately-prepared white meat. But it is also worth the try with fried chicken and vegetables, grilled prawns and a typical Tuscan Panzanella salad, and will work very well with grilled or roasted fish. Serving suggestion 12-14°C (53-57°F).(want to learn more? visit Consorzio Vernaccia website here)
Attend "An Italian Wine Journey" wine tasting class at MaMa, but don't miss a Brunello Wine Tour with us! Tell me more
HIGHLIGHTS | ITALIAN WHITE WINES | WINE TASTING CLASS
> Taste four of the greatest White Italian grape varieties
> An exciting and informative wine class with an international expert
> Compared pairing and tasting of fine Tuscan food products
PROGRAM | ITALIAN WHITE WINES | WINE TASTING CLASS
From San Gimignano, the city of Vernaccia, Dante's favorite wine, we will take you outside of Venice to the rolling hills of Soave and then all the way up to the mighty Dolomites for a taste of Kerner. Heading west, our white wine tasting class will go towards a biodynamic Gavi, then all the way down south to Campania for the hidden gem of Fiano. We'll then cross the sea to reach the snow peaks of Mt. Etna in Sicily. In this Italian White Wine class, we have chosen five white wines that for one reason or another have made the difference in the history of Italian wine making. Today, thanks to many innovative and smart wine makers, some of the oldest wines in the world are back in the market!
Five out of several hundred isn't enough but it's definitely a delicious start to understanding the potential of Italian Whites. Italy stretches and spans almost 2000 kilometers and we will make sure you taste the wonderful cultural and geographical biodiversity of the whole country.
WHAT'S INCLUDED | ITALIAN WHITE WINES | WINE TASTING CLASS
> A selection of four of Italy’s very best white wine labels produced by top rated wine producers: Gavi, Soave, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Vermentino di Sardegna, Fiano and Etna Bianco
> Instruction with our professional sommelier and wine journalist to tastings
> A guided tasting of gourmet products such as Tuscan extra-virgin olive oil and fresh cheeses
> Water, coffee, tea
> Main topics of the tasted wines (PDF)
> 22% VAT included
> Class duration: approx. 2 hours
The selected labels and Italian regions vary every month! We will send you the monthly list of the five chosen wines when you book the class.
Please do let us know if you have any food allergies or tasting preferences.
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