It was a special fete to attend the Masterclass where these award winning Italian wines were presented for tasting. A selection of whites and reds these were the top wines of the recent vintage poured here in Vancouver, this presentation was organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce Canada West.
This is I believe the fourth year this event has stopped in Vancouver, and they only visit a few cities in Canada and around the world each year. Wines from the many regions of Italy were all featured, covering red, white, and sparkling wines.
The selected producers offer for tasting their wines that have won Three Glasses, Gambero Rosso Italian Wines Guide’s highest award. According to Gambero Rosso “Tre Bicchieri® World Tour is the main series of events dedicated to presenting the best Italian wines. Launched in 1988, along with the first Gambero Rosso guide to Italian wine, Vini d’italia. No other Italian wine event has such a restrictive selection filter, a guarantee of absolute quality: from the 45,000 wines tasted, each year barely 400 achieve Tre Bicchieri recognition.“
For 29 years Gambero Rosso has been the institution that best represents Italian-made food and wine, testing and certifying the quality of products, telling the stories behind the flavours and traditions of the Bel Paese. In Italy, Gambero Rosso has Città del Gusto (City of Taste) sites in six cities (Rome, Naples, Lecce, Catania, Palermo and Torino), where courses at amateur, professional and managerial levels are held along with gala tastings and other wine-related events. (http://www.gamberorosso.it/)
My Favourite Wine Selections from the tasting were:
Amarone della Valpolicella cl. 2011 (Allegrini) this was also recognized as the winery of the year and was spectacular.
Valle d’Aosta Chambave Moscato Passito Prieure 2013 (La Crotta di Vegneron) was delicious.
Learn more about the Gambero Rosso Italian wines here.
By: Richard Wolak