The Date and Time: Monday November 23, 2015 2PM to 5PM
The Event: Come Wine With Me: Montefalco Wine Makers Visit Toronto
The Venue: CIBO Wine Bar, Yonge Street
The Target Audience: wine writers, clients
The Availability/Catalogue: The tasting was in two sections. The first was last week at Casa Loma, which I missed since I was preparing a dinner that night. There were four wineries with about 12 wines (Scacciadiavoli, Caprai, Perticaia, and Cerro) total. Today, there were five wines from Bellafonte and Le Cimate.
The Quote/Background: There are five basic wines from Umbria's Montefalco – Montefalco Bianco (50%+ grechetto, rest is 20-35% trebbiano and other grapes such as vermentino), Montefalco Rosso and Rosso Riserva (70% sangiovese, rest is sagrantino and others), Montefalco Sagrantino (100%), and Montefalco Sagrantino Passito (100% sweet red).
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Le Cimate Montefalco Rosso 2011, $464 case of 12 email@example.com
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Tenuta Bellafonte Montefalco Sagrantino 2011 Perugini Fine Wines firstname.lastname@example.org
-Le Cimate Montefalco Aragon Bianco 2013, $392 (12) email@example.com
-Le Cimate Montefalco Saudade Rosato 2014, $416 (12) firstname.lastname@example.org
-Le Cimate Montefalco Sagrantino 2010, $464 case of 6 email@example.com
The Food: sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, cheeses, veggies and dried fruit, pickled eggplant slices, olives.
The Downside: only 5 wines
The Upside: a small gathering made it easier to negotiate and talk to people.
The Contact Person: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 86.