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Merano Wine Festival- Merano 1 Session 4-5 November 2022- Kurhaus- Pavillon des Fleurs - Station 148

On November 4th and 5th 2022 we will be at the Merano wine festival. You will find us in the Pavillon des Fleurs tav 148
Together with the awarded wines:

Colle Imperatrice - Phlegraean Fields Falanaghina Dop 2021 - gold
Colle Rotondella - Phlegraean Fields Piedirosso Dop 2021 - red
Tenuta Camaldoli - Phlegraean fields Piedirosso Dop 2017 - red

Fair hours:
from 10.00 to 18.00


Ph. +39 0473 21 00 11
F. +39 0473 23 37 20

from 8:30 to 12:00 - from 14:00 to 17:00

Good Beyond taste - Marina di Venezia - 14 April 2022 from 16.00 to 20 - 15 April 2022 from 11.00 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00

ne tasting at the Marina di Venezia Camping Village

On 14 and 15 April the Marina di Venezia will host two days of wine tasting with prestigious wineries from various Italian regions, selected by the famous Oste Mauro Lorenzon.
The "Good beyond taste" event aims to promote wines made with attention and respect for the territory, for the quality of the grapes transformed into wine, produced with the least possible manipulation.

Selected companies:

Az. Agricola Zidarich
Gravner Agricultural Company
Az. Agricola Pojer and Sandri
Pialli Agricultural Company
Az. Agricola Nevio scala
Azienda Agricola Vittorio Graziano
Donati Agricultural Company
Torboli Natural Cellars
Fontezoppa winery
Astroni Cellars


Vinitaly - Consortium Campi Flegrei Ischia and Capri - Tuesday 12 April 2.30 pm - Sala Vesuvio - Pavilion B Campania

We are pleased to inform you that the Consortium Campi Flegrei Ischia and Capri will organize two tastings within the Vinitaly 2022 event:

1 Tasting: Whites on the Islands: Ischia, Capri and Procida ... beauty in the glass / 1.00 pm - Vesuvio Room
2 Tasting: Campi Flegrei and Piedirosso: The stage and its interpreter / 2.30 pm - Salva Vesuvio

Adele Granieri
Slow Wine Guide Basilicata and Campania Coordinator

For more info contact:

Vinitaly 54th edition - Verona from 10 to 13 April 2022 - At Verona Fiere

After 2 years of detention we will meet again at Vinitaly 2022.
We will be present in Hall B - Campania Region - Naples Area Stand 104.
We will also be present with our bubbles at the Vini Buoni D'Italia stand - Sparkling Star - Hall 12 stand C2

to know more information:

See you at the fair! :)

Slow Wine Fair - Bologna Fiere - From 27 to 29 March - Stand L 19

The event, conceived by Slow Food and organized by BolognaFiere, hosts the first international meeting of the Slow Wine Coalition, an international, inclusive and collaborative network that unites the protagonists of the world of wine: winemakers, enthusiasts and professionals of the supply chain. This is an opportunity for discussion and debate between all the players in the network, in the wake of Terra Madre's almost twenty-year experience. If we want to give a simple and immediate definition of the Slow Wine Fair, we could say that it is the first Mother Earth of wine.

This means that, during the three days of the Slow Wine Fair, hundreds of producers from Italy and around the world gather at BolognaFiere. They will meet in conferences and debates, and meet to elaborate important papers on the future of wine and viticulture.

But the Slow Wine Fair is not just for winemakers and vignerons. Enthusiasts and operators can in fact enjoy a rich Masterclass program; they can also choose from the thousands of labels from all over the globe selected by slow food

The event is open only on Sunday to enthusiasts, while the days of Sunday, Monday and Tuesday are dedicated to professionals. Fans interested in participating in the Monday and Tuesday Masterclasses, however, will be able to access them. To find out how to do it, write to:

The public of fans can access the event on Sunday 27 March from 12 to 19. Ticket price: € 59. Slow Food members, Fisar members, Unisg students are entitled to a discount coupon code that will be sent to them via email together with a useful link for validating it. For further information on all the activated discounts, go to the "Tickets and timetables" section of the site.

Industry professionals can access:

- Sunday 27, h. 12-19. Ticket cost: € 39
- Monday 28, h. 10-18. Ticket cost: € 39
- Tuesday 29, h. 10-16. Ticket cost: € 29

In this category we also offer special packages of two or three days (respectively at € 55 and € 75).
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Naples’ Volcanic Wines - Wine Spectator - Robert Camuto

The first morning I woke in western Naples’ Campi Flegrei area, the view from my hotel terrace seemed paradisiacal.
Looking down the verdant hillsides, I took in the late-summer panorama of the glistening Gulf of Naples framed by the islands Capri and Ischia.
Then I noticed the smell: A putrid odor of rotten eggs seemed to have crept in on the morning breeze.
I quickly learned from other guests that this was not the fault of bad plumbing or pollution, but is the natural calling card of one of Europe’s largest active volcanic zones.
The Campi Flegrei (or Phlegraean Fields) is one giant smoldering super-volcano, with dozens of craters spread over about 80 square miles—much of that within the densely populated city limits of Naples, one of Europe’s most historic and chaotic metropolises. In the nearby countrysides are craters that look like large mining pits, where fumaroles release potent-smelling sulfurous gas.
Talk about volcanic terroir! In recent years, volcanic soils have become a hot topic in wine. But aside from Sicily’s Mount Etna, many of these so-called volcanic places haven’t been active for thousands of years.
At the other end of the spectrum of activity, Campi Flegrei is in a class of its own.
“This is not like Etna where you look up and see the volcano. Here you live in the volcano,” declares Gerardo Vernazzaro, the 46-year-old winemaker at his family’s Cantine Degli Astroni winery, named after the spent crater—now covered in forest and turned into a nature reserve—that sprawls miles below its oldest vineyard.
Naturally, there is a kind of fatalism here. Predictions are that one day it will catastrophically all blow up again. The last big eruption here, nearly 500 years ago, created the 430-foot Monte Nuovo over one week, and that mountain has slowly grown in height over the last 50 years. The once-chic Roman resort of Baiae, where Julius Caesar had a getaway, sunk into the sea following a seismic shift after the fall of the Empire. It’s now an underwater archaeological park.
Perhaps because the earth moves so much here, Campi Flegrei wines—principally the light Piedirosso reds and the local version of the white variety Falanghina—tend to be drunk quickly and locally.
“The wines here were born with the concept of carpe diem,” says Vernazzaro. “The idea is: Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.”
Gerardo Vernazzaro checks out some of Cantine Degli Astroni's Piedirosso grapes as the family winery approaches harvest time.
Winemaker Gerardo Vernazzaro of Cantine Degli Astroni checks on the Piedirosso grapes, which handle hot summers well and are typically are harvested in October. (Robert Camuto)
Piedirosso makes some of the most appealing, easy-drinking reds I enjoyed this summer. Also known as Per e Palummo, Piedirosso is grown throughout Campania, including on Ischia island. Fresh, with low-to-moderate levels of alcohol (12 to 13.5 percent), the wines show red fruit and spice, becoming more savory and minerally as they evolve over time.
The image comes to mind of Gamay with a suntan.
Piedirosso—actually a family of related vines of different biotypes—is a late-ripening variety harvested in October that doesn’t seem to mind even record-breaking hot summers like 2022.
“Piedirosso is like we Neapolitans,” Vernazzaro says. “It likes the heat and sun.”
Astroni is in its fourth generation of farming here. Starting with the 2000 vintage, when Gerardo was finishing enology school up north, the family created a commercial label to market their wine. Astroni’s Piedirosso Campi Flegrei bottlings both come from the organically certified Camaldoli vineyard of volcanic sands and tuff stone. The Colle Rotondella bottling is fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel, and the Tenuta Camaldoli is made from a selection of grapes, from the vineyard’s best-exposed sections, that are fermented in cherry wood vats and aged in chestnut barrels.

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Colle Rotondella - Campi Flegrei Piedirosso dop 2021 -95/100


Vigna Astroni - campi Flegrei Falanghina dop 2018 - 96/100pts


Colle Imperatrice Campi flegrei Falanghina Dop 2021 - Selection gold


Colle Rotondella - Campi Flegrei Piedirosso Dop 2021 - 91 pts
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