The Date and Time: Sunday, November 9, 2014 1PM to 5PM
The Event: the 3rd annual Portfolio Tasting for Cavinona
The Venue: Terroni Adelaide
The Target Audience: clients and wine media
The Availability/Catalogue: items are available at different time periods, some are private orders. They were all available for purchase for a later delivery or pick up date.
The Quote/Background: 17 producers were present with their wines. The catalogue had brief descriptions of all the 51 producers from 21 regions, with a listing of their wines by the case. Not all wines were presented at the tasting.
The Wines: I did not taste all the wines. Prices are by the case of 12.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Grifalco Aglianico del Vulture 2011, $306 per case
-Fatt. La Rivolta Terra Riserva Aglianico del Taburno 2009, $582
-Contadi Castaldi Bollicine Franciacorta Brut, $378
-Contadi Castaldi Rose Franciacorta Brut, $414
-Mamete Prevostini Grumello Valtellina Superiore 2011 Lombardia, $330
-Mamete Prevostini Sommarovina Valtellina Superiore 2011 Lombardia, $249
-Germano Ettore Cerretta Barolo 2009, $774
-Carvinea Frauma IGT Salento 2008, $402
-Carvinea Merula IGT Salento 2007, $318
-Carvinea Sorma IGT Salento 2008, $402
-Carvinea Sierma IGT Salento 2009, $474
-Torre d'Orti Amarone 2010, $654
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Girlan Pinot Noir Patricia Alta Adige 2012, $318 per case
-Fatt. La Rivolta Aglianico del Taburno 2011, $282
-San Patrignano Avi Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore 2008, $408
-I Clivi Friulano Brazan Collio Goriziano 2012 Bianco, $318
-Mamete Prevostini Albareda Sforzato Valtellina Superiore 2011 Lombardia, $393
-Mamete Prevostini Corte di Cama Valtellina Superiore 2010 Lombardia, $345
-Mamete Prevostini San Lorenza Sassella Valtellina Superiore 2011 Lombardia, $303
-Mamete Prevostini Sassella Valtellina Superiore 2011 Lombardia, $342
-Colombera & Garella Bramaterra 2010 Piemonte, $366
-Germano Ettore Serralunga Barolo 2010, $630
-Marco Porello Roero Torretta 2011, $342
-Carvinea Lunachiena IGT Salento 2009, $346
-Amantis Montecucco Sangiovese 2008 Tuscany, $342
-Casanuova delle Cerbaie Brunello di Montalcino 2008, $381
-Marco Donati Nosiola Trentino Sole Alto 2013 Bianco, $246
-Antonelli San Marco Contrario Umbria IGT 2009 Rosso, $342
*** GOOD -- Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Primosic Refosco Venezia Giulia IGT 2012, $234 per case.
-Fondo San Giuseppe Fiorile IGT Ravenna Bianco 2013, not yet priced.
-La Calombera Derthona Colli Tortonesi 2012 Bianco, $342
The Food: this was a major food production effort (Cavinola sells a lot of wine through Terroni). We had a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano, charcuterie-salumi, hot chestnuts, cold porchetta with head, breadsticks and focaccia and breads, mushrooms, arancini, and sweets in their own special room (I did not go there).
The Downside: I got there late and thus I was part of a crowded tasting. It was all my fault, something to do with time differences.
The Upside: the wines I enjoyed the best of all were the Mamete Prevostini Valtellina Superiores 2011 (Lombardia) followed by the Carvinea IGT Salentos.
The Contact Person: Gianna Sami firstname.lastname@example.org
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 89.