Ian D’Agata is tonight’s ‘special guest’ at session 7 of the Italian Wine Maestro pilot. Scientific director and author of Native Wine Grapes of Italy, D’Agata points out Venice’s obsession with the Malvasia group of grapes. Italy counts 17+ different Malvasias and Venice boasts over 16 different sites bearing the name Malvasia.
What's in our glass. Trebbiano d'Abruzzo made from the region's own Trebbiano Abruzzese biotype. A contender for one of Italy's best white grape varieties, on the right sites, it is capable of producing age-worthy wines with tension, character and minerality.
SAUVIGNON BLANC SUHO DRY “QUERCUS” 2016 “A fresh and clean Sauvignon Blanc wine. Full of character, expressive, balanced, elegant; with its signature varietal grape appeal and a long rich mid palate.”
SALAPARUTA DOC NERO D’AVOLA RISERVA “GIACOMO” 2013 "Herbs and oral perfume; bright dark berry fruit aromas and a pleasant cinnamon spice on the nish. This is a very well made wine; multi-layered, firm tannins are well balanced with the fruit. Finishes pleasant and persistent."