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Saturday, May 18, 2019

TheMay 3, 2019 Event: Tasting of wines from Le Cimate of Montefalco, Umbria.

The Date and Time: Friday May 3 2019, 1PM to 4 PM
The Event: Tasting of wines from Le Cimate of Montefalco, Umbria.
The Venue: Biagio
The Target Audience: influencers and wine media and clients
The Availability/Catalogue: almost all the wines we tasted were available from Cottonwood Agency.
The Quote/Background: Paolo Bortoloni makes the wines for Le Cimate, and he was along to speak about the wines in context with the company's philosophy. The family owns a total of 170 hectares, with 108 used for grain, 15 for DOP olive groves (9,000 trees), and 20 for DOCG vines. There are four different types of grapes: sagrantino, sangiovese, trebbiano spoletino, refosco.
The Wines: All wines are in six-packs.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Le Cimat Trebbiano Spoletino 2018 +864280  $38.12   13.5% ABV
-Le Cimat Montefalco Rosso DOC 2012  $43.89  [blend of sangiovese, merlot, sagrantino, cabernet] 14.5% ABV
-Le Cimat Sagrantino DOCG 2011 15.5% ABV  $66.64?  [older is better]
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Le Cimat Saudade Umbria IGT Rosato 2018 $35.90   13.5% ABV
-Le Cimat Sagrantino DOCG 2013 +864272 15.5% ABV $66.64
-Le Cimat Sagrantino DOCG 2012 15.5% ABV $66.64?
The Food: platters of Italian appetizers: puff paste, mainly spinach and cheese, anchovy, tomato, deep fried olives.
The Downside: I arrived late due to TTC issues.
The Upside: A chance to try the Montefalco Sagrantino vertical of 2011, 2012, and 2013.
The Contact Person:;
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 87.


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