The vintage 2007 does not disappoint.
Panel summoned to identify distinguishing traits of the vintage.
Votes from good to excellent, the result of a particular growing season and the earliest harvest of the last 70 years. Official presentation 29 and 30 January at the Fair in Verona in the setting created by the artist Giorgio Olivieri
The Amarone 2007 does not disappoint. At the first official occasion for getting to know this new vintage for marketing purposes, the top wine of the Valpolicella confirms expectations which indicated that this harvest merited attention. The wine-tasting, limited to a select group of oenologists, sommeliers and journalists of the trade, was conducted at the experimental wine-growing center of San Floriano, in the heart of the Valpolicella, where a first assessment was made
based on 34 samples, representing the three sub-zones of production: Classica, Valpantena and DOC.
The Vice President of the “Consorzio Tutela Vino Valpolicella”, Daniele Accordini, confirms the wine’s elevated quality. “This is by no means a final evaluation – he specifies – because that will occur during the event “Anteprima Amarone” at the end of January, when specialized press collaborators and famous experts will give their judgment. But we have determined that this vintage is of very good, if not excellent quality. However, we expect even more from this vintage – reveals the Consorzio’s Vice President – because the wines used in the wine-tastings have proven to be ready, but at the same time are also well-suited for aging, so that they can give their best in a few years”.
The official public presentation of the Amarone 2007 is planned during “Anteprima Amarone” on 29 and 30 January 2010 in the presence of journalists from around the globe at Verona’s fair. An art exhibition created for the occasion by the artist Giorgio Olivieri will lend an appropriate setting to the event.
Explaining the traits of the Amarone 2007, the Vice President of the Consorzio recalls the season’s progress of that year. “The 2007 harvest – remembers Accordini – was particular, with a limited quantity and two weeks early, in fact, the earliest of the last 70 years. Due to elevated temperatures during spring which had an effect on the budding of the plants harvest occurred during the first days of September. After that, the summer season was uneventful in almost all
zones and the weather was extremely favorable for the production of Amarone during the drying process of the grapes as well.
Preview Amarone 2007: an appointment for connoisseurs
28-30 January 2010
Journalists from around the world in Verona to taste one of Italy’s most prestigious wines 2007 interesting for the panel of wine-tasters called to evaluate the distinctive features of the vintage Dinners, wine-tasting, cultural initiatives
Original itineraries in the Valpolicella DOC region An exhibition by the artist Giorgio Olivieri
28-30 January 2011. After three years of refining, the “Consorzio di Tutela del Valpolicella” will present the Amarone 2007. According to the panel summoned before Christmas to identify its distinctive characteristics, the 2007 vintage is very particular, lending this wine very interesting features.
“Anteprima Amarone” is an event which will host the most important Italian and international enological journalists in Verona. Some of the program’s initiatives:
28 January: Dinner at the restaurant “Ai Teatri”, in collabaration with a world-famous team of chefs, such as Ciro Esposito (Restaurant “ Ai Teatri” – Verona), Domenico Longo (Trattoria “Casa Coste” – Collalto di Susegana – Treviso), Tomaž Kav?i? (Restaurant “Pri Loizetu” – Vipacco – Slovenia) and Hans–Peter Sander (Restaurant Tirolerhof – Dölsach,
Austria) with Nicola Bonera, “Best Italian Sommelier 2010”, managing the wine selection.
By invitation only.
29 January: Press conference at the “Salone Margherita della Fiera di Verona”. Presentation of the 2007 vintage. An in-depth examination on the role of the “Consorzi di Tutela” and on opportunities for the growth of export. Followed by a wine-tasting of the Amarone 2007, Consorzio per la Tutela dei Vini Valpolicella limited to the press, by invitation.
29 January: During the afternoon, presentation on new and original itineraries in the production zone Valpolicella DOC, by Eugenio Cipriani for the “Consorzio di Tutela”.
Followed by a wine-tasting open to the public, by invitation, with fee.
29 January: In the evening, gala dinner at the bouvette of the “Gran Guardia Palace” in the historical center of Verona, in front of the Arena. Distinguished guests, journalists and wine-growers will be present. By invitation.
30 January: Wine tasting open to the public at the “Salone Margherita della Fiera di Verona”. By invitation, with fee.
To add value to an event that wishes to celebrate one of Italy’s most prestigious, not to mention best-known and appreciated wines, an art exhibition has been added to the Amarone 2007 event, featuring select works by the artist Giorgio Olivieri, created specifically for the occasion.