Gambero Rosso’s Top Italian Wines Roadshow 2019 showcased some of finest Italy wines produced across its various winemaking regions.
Italian wine authority Gambero Rosso earlier this week held its annual Top Italian Wines Roadshow here in Singapore that featured over 300 different wines from more than 60 different Italian wineries. These producers hail from all across Italy’s winemaking regions, from the those in the northern regions bordering Switzerland and Austria such as Piedmonte, to the iconic regions of Tuscany and Veneto, all the way down the length of the country to Sicily. A key event on Singapore’s wine calendar, Top Italian Wines Roadshow 2019 – its eight edition here – is a snapshot of the Italian wine industry as well as its impact in Singapore’s wine drinking scene.
Many highly esteemed Italian names were on show – Tuscany’s Marchesi Antinori and Tenuta Sette Ponti, Amarone makers Allegrini and Tommasi, Marche’s Velenosi, Sicily’s Tenuta Gorghi Tondi, as well as Emilia Romagna’s Medici Ermete. The “Michelin Guide” of Italian wine also brought in some 10 Prosecco producers – a key focus this year – including the likes of Ruggeri, Andreola, and Bortolomiol. Some of these Prosecco makers, such as Masottina, Viticoltori Ponte, and Ca’ di Rajo, are in town looking for importers.
“Italy is considered the ‘Jurassic Park’ of the winemaking world, and produces an expansive range of top-quality wines from both its many indigenous grape varietals as well as international ones,” says Marco Sabellico, Gambero Rosso’s wine expert and Senior Editor-in-Chief of the authoritative Vini d’Italia Wine Guide. He was in town to guide various masterclasses, bringing participants through Italian wines of different winemaking styles, but also highlighting its rare native varietals such as Bellone, Vernaccia, and Lacrima.
“Top Italian Wines Roadshow is a taste of Italy’s winemaking diversity,” he adds.
The Gambero Rosso Top Italian Wines Roadshow previously visited cities such as New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Mexico, Dusseldorf, London and Beijing before this Singapore stop. It will continue to Montreal, Washington DC and Boston in the coming months.