During the event the Wine Consortia of Carmignano, Chianti Rufina, Colline Lucchesi, Maremma Toscana, Montecucco, Orcia, Terre di Pisa and Valdarno di Sopra will introduce the new vintages and guide journalists and operators to the discovery of their territories.
Participants, journalists, wine professionals, experts and institutions, will have the opportunity to meet the representatives of the consortia and taste the best of the vintages of the territories represented at the stands or in the tasting room.
Two guided tastings and the official opening of the "Tuscan Wine Preview Week" will take place during the day.Saturday 15th February 2020, 9:30-17:30
- 17:30 Entrance reserved for journalists and media representatives Tuscan
wine collective previews by the Consortia: Carmignano, Chianti Rufina, Colline
Lucchesi, Maremma Toscana,
Montecucco, Orcia, Terre di Pisa, Valdarno di Sopra
10:30: Wine tasting "Sangiovese ‘bachelor’ - a great grape variety for large territories (vintages 2015, 2016 and 2017)" led by FISAR sommeliers Luca Canapicchi and Emanuele Costantini
- 13:00 Official Opening of the Tuscan 2020 Wine Previews week - Round table
"The 2030 vision for Tuscan
wine: markets, wine tourism and innovation"*
13:00 - 14:30 Light Lunch
14:30 - 17:30 Entrance reserved for wine professionals: sommeliers, wine bars, restaurants, cooks
14:30 Presentation of the Toscana PGI Wine Consortium
*Opening of the "Tuscany 2020 wine previews week” with the round table: THE 2030 VISION FOR TUSCAN WINE: MARKETS, WINE TOURISM AND INNOVATION
Marco Remaschi, Tuscany Region - Councillor for Agriculture
Fabio del Bravo, ISMEA – Directorate for Rural development ‘Wine figures & trends, and the challenges of the markets’
Francesco Mazzei, Avito-Association of Tuscan PDO and PGI Wine - President ‘Perspectives for Tuscan viticulture’
Attilio Scienza, Milan University - Professor of viticulture and oenology, ‘The Greek roots of Elba wine,
discovered by Nesos project’
Donatella Cinelli Colombini, Orcia Wine Consortium - President ‘From wine tourism to territorial wine marketing: the case of the Orcia Doc’
Roberto Scalacci, Tuscany Region -
Director of the Agriculture and Rural Development Directorate
Conductor: Tinto (Nicola Prudente) - Decanter Rai Radio2 and #MPEF La7
During the event, video contributions will be broadcasted, alongside with a unique opportunity to taste Nesos, the ‘marine wine’
Contact for journalist and media registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact for wine professionals registration: email@example.com
For more information:
firstname.lastname@example.org - +39 055 2719089 - Mr. Davide De Crescenzo, Ms. Eleonora Lopiano
10:00 am – 6:30 pm Preview tasting of the latest vintages of Chianti Classico wines, in three typologies,
Annata, Riserva and Gran Selezione, with sommelier service and at the stands of more than 190 producers.
Tasting of Chianti Classico DOP Olive Oil from the 2019 harvest
Sunday, 16 February
2:30 - 7:00 pm: Anteprima Vernaccia di San Gimignano, at the Rocca di Montestaffoli. Tasting of Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2019 and Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva 2018 (and preceding vintages) at the producers' tasting tables.
Wednesday, 19 February
9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Anteprima Vernaccia di San Gimignano – Rocca di Montestaffoli. Tasting of Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2019 and Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva 2018 (and preceding vintages) at the producers' tasting tables. The rooms of the ‘Vernaccia di San Gimignano Wine Experience’ centre will be reserved exclusively for technical tasting by journalists, with sommelier assistance.
9:30 am: 15th edition of the tasting cycle 'White Wine and its Territories’. 'Vernaccia di San Gimignano - A great Tuscan classic meets the world's new classics: In search of regional wines'. Tasting led by Alessandro Torcoli, Director of Civiltà del Bere, in the Sala Dante of the Palazzo Comunale, reserved to accredited journalists.
In Montepulciano, as every year, it is celebrated one of the most recognized win event: the Preview of the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
Now in its 27th edition, the event offers to professionists and the increasingly large number of wine lovers the opportunity to taste Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, in a unique and magical set such as the Fortress of Montepulciano.
A unique opportunity to deal directly with wine producers of the most important local wineries and spend an absolutely unforgettable weekend, in which there will be passion and emotion.
It will be possible to taste the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano vintage 2017, vintage awarded with 5 stars, ready to be released on the market after two years of evolution aging imposed by the regulamentation , and the Vino Nobile category Reserve 2016, as well as other wines produced in the area of Montepulciano.
The preview will take place at the Fortezza di Montepulciano, a few steps from the Piazza Grande, and it will represent the perfect excuse to discover a charming village full of surprises for those who still have not had the opportunity to know this part of Tuscany, and a reasonable excuse for those who know these places and want to come back with the same enthusiasm.
Opening time winelovers and professionist
SATURDAY 02.15 from 3.00 pm to 6.30 pm
SUNDAY 02.16 from 11.00 am to 6.30 pm
MONDAY 02.17 from 11.00 am to 6.30 pm
via San Donato, 21 • Montepulciano (SI)