Grandi Annate: A wine with a Sense of Place
This is an important week for Avignonesi.
This week we present to the world a wine we have been working on perfecting for the last 4 years, a wine which embodies our winemaking credo – terroir speaks; we listen. A wine which speaks the language of Sangiovese and conveys the character of Montepulciano.
This week we present the NEW GRANDI ANNATE, vintage 2011, pure old vine Sangiovese from our historic I Poggetti estate.
We cannot begin to tell you how excited we are to launch this wine. It is no secret that we are in love with Sangiovese, and our normal Vino Nobile di Montepulciano has had the fortune of gaining important international recognitions, since we re-launched it as a 100% Sangiovese. In fact, 2 years in a row it has been a SMART BUY in the Wine Spectator, and the 2010 vintage can be found on the WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100 WINES OF THE YEAR 2013.
“The Grandi Annate 2011 is for me the perfect example of how we like to craft our wines. We do our best to listen to the vines, to understand their needs and accompany their growth during the year, with the objective of harvesting the best grapes possible, which truly convey the special traits of our land. For me, the Grandi Annate represents the best and most interesting expression of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano from Avignonesi."
The Grandi Annate launch will take place in the United States with a series of tasting lunches where the Ladies of Vino Nobile, owner Virginie Saverys and winemaker Ashleigh Seymour, will present the wine to press and trade.
First tasting will take place today, March 2, at Eataly in Chicago. The team will then move to San Francisco where the launch will take place on March 5 in Restaurant St. Vincent. The tour will be concluded in New York City with a double lunch-and after-dinner event at Corkbuzz.
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For more information about this wine please read the attached technical sheet.
In the picture to the left you see Virginie Savberys with the winemaking team Ashleigh Seymour (centre), Matteo Giustiniani (to the right) and Giampaolo Chiettini (to the left)