April 28, 2011
Consorzio Vino Chianti
GANSEVOORT PARK AVENUE NYC
The Chianti Wine Consortium was established in 1927 by a group of wine growers from the Provinces of Florence, Siena, Arezzo and Pistoia, and later expanded its operations to include the entire production region. It was legally recognized by the Production Regulation of 1967, and incorporated into the Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin - DOCG).
Over 2,500 producers, cultivating more than 10,500 hectares of vineyards and producing 550,000 hectoliters of Chianti, are protected by the Consortium which, due to its tradition of representation and operations, has been appointed as the official monitor of Chianti by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies (MIPAAF) by the ministerial decree of 22 May 1978, which was later reconfirmed for the other denominations within its sphere of responsibility in 2003 and 2004, and whose members receive the same representation.
The Consortium inspects the entire chain of production, including grape selection, vinification, verification of the chemical, physical and organoleptic characteristics, and bottling operations, to ensure compliance with the DOC and DOCG requirements established in 1967, and legally recognized in 1984.
The Consortium also oversees the Colli dell’Etruria Centrale DOC and the Vino Santo del Chianti DOC wines. It has been appointed by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (MIPAAF) as the official inspector of the entire chain of wine production in Italy (Erga Omnes).
The work of the Consortium and its members, which include producers, historic wineries, wine merchants and cooperative wineries, guarantees the greatest degree of transparency in terms of the production and marketing of Chianti DOCG.
Chianti DOCG wine is produced in the provinces of Arezzo, Florence Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena.
Chianti wine is an invention of the nature and culture of the most well-known and loved region of Italy in the world.
The beauty, history, sensations and unique flavors of Tuscany are all reflected in this wine, which is one of the primary symbols of Made in Italy.
The same grape varieties have existed for centuries throughout its vast production area, with Sangiovese being the most widely cultivated but other varieties in smaller quantities may be added as long as they have been cultivated within the territory.
Their combination and character, the body and aromas that different soils, altitudes and microclimates transmit, give life to Chianti Wine with the Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin (DOCG) designation.
Long and short rows of vines, in colors that change with seasons in harmony with the other colors of the landscape.
The result of ancient toil - Indro Montanelli described it as a "an ensemble of labor" - which is now complemented by the most cutting edge wine growing research.
The dark bunches of Sangiovese, the grape variety that gives Chianti wine its unmistakeable character. The search for and discovery of ancient clones allow us to connect to a great past that is returning to proffer itself to wine lovers today. The color of Chianti is bright ruby red which becomes garnet with aging. It has a well-balanced, dry, tangy and slightly tannic flavor with an intensely vinous aroma occasionally with hints of violets.
All types of Chianti may be drunk as young wine that is fresh and pleasing on the palate, but it is also aged in some zones for medium-long periods of time to allow it to develop its unmistakeable color, aroma and flavor.
Its gentle crushing process, fermentation at the right temperature, maturation in fine wood and bottle aging all add personality to the wine, which becomes softer and rounder on the palate, more complex in the nose and with a deeper color.
HOTEL GANSEVOORT PARK AVENUE
420 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
11.00am - 12.30pm (Park Lounge)
Round Table presented by Consorzio Vino Chianti
Topic: "Chianti: The Star of Tuscany"
12.30pm – 2.00pm (The Ballrooms)
Buffet lunch for attendees and wine representatives
2.00pm – 6.00pm (The Ballrooms)
Consorzio Vino Chianti walk-around wine tasting open to key trade and press
6.00pm – 8.00pm (The Ballrooms)
Cocktail party by invitation only
The Chianti Wine Consortium has been protecting and improving the finest and most well-known wine of Italy since 1927, legally recognizing its denomination, territory of origin and history. Its trademark guarantees the authenticity and quality of the wine throughout the world. Exhibitors at this event include:
BADIA DI MORRONA S.A.F.T. SPA TERRICCIOLA (PI)
AZ. AGR. CORBUCCI FRANCESCO GAMBASSI TERME (FI)
AZ. AGR. LA CIGNOZZA CHIANCIANO TERME (SI)
LA QUERCE IMPRUNETA (FI)
FATTORIA POGGIO CAPPONI MONTESPERTOLI (FI)
FATTORIA POGGIOPIANO FIESOLE (FI)
RUFFINO PONTASSIEVE (FI)
FATTORIA TRAVIGNOLI PELAGO (FI)
FATTORIA UCCELLIERA FAUGLIA (PI)
CASA VINICOLA DREOLINO RUFINA (FI)
FATTORIA SAN FABIANO AREZZO
FATTORIA CASTELVECCHIO SAN CASCIANO VAL DI PESA (FI)
FATTORIA POGGIO BONELLI CASTELNUOVO BERARDENGA (SI)
FATTORIA FIBBIANO TERRICCIOLA (PI)
PODERE VOLPAIO VINCI (FI)
VIGNA PALATINA CERRETO GUIDI (FI)
FATTORIA COLLEFIORITO CERRETO GUIDI (FI)
GESTIONI PICCINI CASTELLINA IN CHIANTI (SI)
FATTORIA DI GRIGNANO PONTASSIEVE (FI)
AZ. AGR. GIUSEPPE MARINI PISTOIA
AZ. AGR. LANCIOLA IMPRUNETA (FI)
FATTORIE GIANNOZZI BARBERINO VAL D'ELSA (FI)
AZ. AGR. PETRETO BAGNO A RIPOLI (FI)
TENUTA IL CORNO SAN CASCIANO VAL DI PESA (FI)
TERRE DI SAN GORGONE REGGELLO (FI)
FATTORIA LA GIGLIOLA MONTESPERTOLI (FI)
This event is open exclusively to qualified industry professionals over 21 who can prove affiliation at the wholesale purchasing level and to members of the press who report on wine and food. A business card or other professional identific ation will be required for admission.Registration to the walk around tasting and seminar are made exclusively online.
To register via ieemusa.com, please click here.
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