From 15th to 22nd February 2020, Tuscany will be showing off the new vintages of its most important denominations, which will be previewed at the events organized by the various Producers’ Consortia.
Things will kick off with PrimAnteprima on Saturday 15th February at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, in the Cavaniglia Pavilion. This collective preview of the Region’s wines includes the Consortia of Carmignano, Chianti Rufina, Colline Lucchesi, Maremma Toscana, Montecucco, Orcia, Terre di Pisa and Valdarno di Sopra. The historic Capezzana estate, one of the flagships of Tuscan style, will be offering the new vintages of its wines from Carmignano for tasting. Also very much present will be Fattoria Fibbiano, ambassador for the Terre di Pisa D.O.C..
This will be followed on Sunday 16th February by Chianti Lovers, the now regular appointment for the trade press and public at the Fortezza da Basso organized by the Consorzio Vino Chianti, which will present the 2019 Chianti D.O.C.G.s and the 2017 Riservas. Here there will be Usiglian del Vescovo, the historic estate in the heart of the Pisan Hills.
On Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th February it will be the turn of the Chianti Classico Collection, on show at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence. Quercia al Poggio and Tolaini will be in the front line with the new vintages of their Chianti Classicos, Riservas and Gran Seleziones.
Sunday 16th and Wednesday 19th February will be the dates in San Gimignano, at the Rocca di Montestaffoli, for the presentation of Vernaccia 2019 and Riserva 2018. Here there will be Il Colombaio di Santa Chiarawith its Vernaccias, authentic expressions of this unique zone.
On Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th February we transfer to Montepulciano for the Anteprima del Vino Nobile, where it will be possible to taste the 2017 vintage – rated 5 stars – and the 2016 Riservas. Boscarelli, the historic family firm that has been one of the foremost representatives of this Denomination for fifty years, will be present with its Vino Nobile and Riserva.
This wine week will conclude with Benvenuto Brunello, which will take place in Montalcino on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd February. Here there will be Il Marroneto, which has been producing Brunello for over thirty years; Casisano, the Tommasi family’s new project in Montalcino; and the historic producer of Brunello, Donatella Cinelli Colombini.