door | 12 mrt 2015 | Internationaal, Nieuws


After the participation at the Gambero Rosso’s Italian Wines Tour in the Scandinavian countries, Assovini will be present at Prowein in Düsseldorf and in April will organize Sicilia en Primeur


Assovini Sicilia goes for the internationality. The association born in 1998 which gathers more than 70 among the most important Sicilian wineries, aims at the export.

Assovini is pushed by the goal of promoting the great potential of its wines and presenting to the world the biggest island of the Mediterranean Sea as a “wine-making continent”.

Assovini Sicilia’s next appointment abroad will be Prowein, the German fair dedicated to wine, which will take place in Düsseldorf from March 15 to 17. Assovini Sicilia will participate with the wines of 14 wineries presenting their best IGT and DOC productions, which are expressions of the several wine-producing areas of the region: Alessandro di Camporeale, Baglio del Cristo, Caruso & Minini, C.V.A. Canicattì, Casumano, Donnafugata, Fazio, Firriato, Lombardo, Maggio Vini, Marabino, Marchesi di San Giuliano, Terre di Giurfo, Valle dell’Alcate.

During Prowein, Assovini will propose two technical tastings in collaboration with Falstaff, the main Austro-German magazine focused on wine. The journalist Othmar Kiem will select the wines and will lead the tasting.

The Sicilian association is very active in the wine world: Prowein is only one of the appointments which aim to acquaint the world with the high quality wines of Sicily. For example Assovini has recently taken part to the Gambero Rosso’s Italian Wines Tour in Northern Europe, which has reached the cities of Copenaghen and Stoccolma.

In April, from the 15th to the 18th, there will be the most important event of Assovini, Sicilia en Primeur, the international preview of the last vintage, addressed to the Italian and the foreign press. The event, which this year will take place in Taormina, was born to bring to light the regional oenology, offering in a single place the possibility of tasting wines as the Cerasuolo of Vittoria, the only regional Docg, the Nerello Mascalese from the Etna area, the Nero d’Avola from Noto and many others.