Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Città del Gusto Napoli Wine Lab Sets its Sights on Taurasi-March 18
Gambero Rosso's Paolo De Cristofaro will once again be our guide as Città del Gusto focuses on Taurasi. I am sure it will be a special evening in the "G-Zone", as have been previous wine tastings (here, here, and here). Paolo's scope is to analyze and X-ray what is interesting and what is going on in certain areas, subareas, grapes, and production styles. The theme of the evening is "Irpinia, tests of the Grande Cru" and is an event focused entirely on one of the oldest and most prestigious names of the south- Taurasi. Taurasi was the only DOCG in all of Central and Southern Italy until 1993. Taurasi is one of the symbols of Irpinia and Campania, and an expression of the longevity of Aglianico. Mastroberardino has been the name for years when discussing this wine but in recent years new players have jumped into the scene, each bringing out more and more different characteristics of the various sub-areas, or even individual vineyards.
It will not a classical tasting, but a real laboratory experiment in which players and fans will be confronted with a horizontal blind wine tasting of twelve Taurasi, selected by Gambero Rosso.
As for the vintage, the choice fell on the controversial but fascinating 2005 vintage. We will be tatsing the 2005 Taurasi Mastroberardino, Di Prisco, Contrade Taurasi, Caggiano, Tenuta Ponte, Colli di Lapio, I Favati, Tecce, Perillo, Boccella, Molettieri, The Cancelliere. (wow!)
The tasting starts at 8pm..ish on Thursday, March 18.
For information and reservations
Città del Gusto Naples - Via Coroglio, 57/104 - Naples (Bagnoli Zone)
Tel: 081.198.08.900/902-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost of each evening is € 35.00 per person (€ 30.00 per subscriber special Gambero Rosso, members Ais, Slow Food and ONAV).
Tickets may be purchased within two days of theevent, at Città del Gusto or on the website http://www.gamberorosso.it/
I'll see you in the front row!