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Monday, June 9, 2014

The Event: Montefalco Sagrantino: Umbria's Jewel, wine tasting in Toronto June

The Date and Time: Wednesday June 4, 2014   noon to 4 Pm
The Event: Montefalco Sagrantino: Umbria's Jewel wine tasting
The Venue: Gardiner Museum
The Target Audience: members of the Wine Writers' Circle of Canada for the first hour
The Availability/Catalogue: there were six wineries, three had agents. Each winery showed a Ross and a Sagrantino. Some had other wines as well (see below).
The Quote/Background: Sagrantino wines are noted for their heavy but polished tannins. The event was sponsored by the Italian Chamber of Commerce (Ontario) and Consorzio Tutela Vini Montefalco, a 53 member group.
The Wines:
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Colle Ciocco Montefalco Sagrantino 2007 Umbria
-Fattoria Colsanto Montefalco Sagrantino 2008 Umbria
-Perticaia Montefalco Sagrantino 2009 Umbria
-Scacciadiavoli Montefalco Sagrantino 2007 Umbria – Vintages $36.95
-Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Sagrantino Collepiano 2008 Umbria
-Antonelli San Marco Montefalco Sagrantino 2007 Umbria
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Colle Ciocco Montefalco Clargnamo Bianco Umbria 2013
-Colle Ciocco Montefalco Sagrantino Passito 2007 Umbria
-Fattoria Colsanto Montefalco Rosso 2010 Umbria
-Perticaia Montefalco Rosso Riserva 2009 Umbria
-Scacciadiavoli Montefalco Rosso 2009 Umbria – Vintages $19.95
-Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Rosso 2010 Umbria
-Antonelli San Marco Montefalco Rosso 20010 Umbria
*** GOOD -- Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
--Colle Ciocco La Cantina Montefalco Rosso 2009 Umbria
The Food: international cheeses, crackers, breads, veggies and dips.
The Downside: it was too good a summery day to stay indoors, but a job is a job...
The Upside: great event space, with room, and a select group of wines to allow for more time.
The Contact Person:
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 89.


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