VINI D’ITALIA BY GAMBERO ROSSO 2021
Rome Italy | Documantary | Interview | by Batin Mumcu @berlinerweinpilot
Made in Italy
Amazing three days to present the 34th issue of the Gambero Rosso Vini d’Italia 2021 guide. It was the best way to witness the extraordinary vitality of Italian wine. Which is confirmed as a leading country for exports even in this difficult 2020. Perfect organized three days to analyse and explore the wine sector in the presence of the 467 producers awarded with the Tre Bicchieri recognition. And illustrious guests who will be featured at insight meetings on Made in Italy wine.
Sustainability | climate change | migration | new vines
The days had conducted by journalist Gianluca Semprini and by the curator of the guide, Mr Marco Sabellico. On Friday, October 16th, Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, Ms Teresa Bellanova will greet the winners together with the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. And International Cooperation, Mr Manlio Di Stefano. A reflection on wine and export will follow with Mr Raffaele Borriello, General Manager of ISMEA and Mr Paolo Castelletti, General Secretary of the Italian Wines Union.
On Saturday, October 17th, Prof. Attilio Scienza and Mr Riccardo Ricci Curbastro, respectively President of Federvini and President of Equalitas, will introduce guests to the topic Sustainability, climate change, migration and new vines. Sunday, October 18th, the topic of the day will be on training for the wine world. At the opening, the Minister of Education, University and Research Ms Lucia Azzolina will greet the winners and subsequently Mr Riccardo Cotarella, President of Assoenologi and Mr Danilo Iervolino, President of the Pegaso Telematic University. Will deepen on the training needs of the sector, both in terms of management and for promotion of quality Made in Italy.
“467 Tre Bicchieri wines, 2,645 wineries in the guide, 46,000 wines tasted“
Gambero Rosso has always been alongside producers in the world of wineQuote: Luigi Salerno
On behalf of President Paolo Cuccia and CEO Luigi Salerno there is great satisfaction. “We are happy to celebrate the Italian wine excellence of the highest quality thanks to the contribution of a team of passionate tasters, fulcrum of this publication,” declared Paolo Cuccia. In a year in which our country and the entire planet have been put to the test, the world of wine has reacted with extraordinary force and with results that lay the foundations for future growth. Gambero Rosso has always been alongside producers in the world of wine. Continued Luigi Salerno “Our Guide, defined by many as ‘The Italian Wine Bible’, is an indispensable tool for enthusiasts and professional operators from all over the world. Every year the guide is furthermore translated into English, German, Chinese and Japanese precisely to support wineries and accompany them with our world tours in expanding on international markets.
VINI D´ITALIA | THE GUIDE 2021
THE GUIDE 46,000 wines. 24,638 labels featured. 2,645 wineries reviewed with the spectacular result of 467 wines awarded with the coveted Tre Bicchieri recognition. And more than 1,800 wines ranking at a very short distance.
There are 12 Special Awards:
Winery of the Year
GRUPPO SANTA MARGHERITA (CA’ DEL BOSCO, CÀ MAIOL, KETTMEIR, LAMOLE DI LAMOLE, MESA) #santamargheritawines
Cooperative Winery of the Year
SAN MICHELE APPIANO #stmichaeleppan
Winegrower of the Year
ANTONELLA LOMBARDO #aziendaantonellalombardo
Sustainable Viticulture Award
Solidarity Project Award
VILLA RUSSIZ #villarussiz
Sparkling Wine of the Year
OP PINOT NERO DOSAGGIO ZERO FARFALLA CAVE PRIVÉE ’11 BALLABIO #ballabiowinery
White Wine of the Year
SOPRAQUOTA 900 ’19 – ROSSET TERROIR #rosseterroir
Rosé Wine of the Year
CERASUOLO D’ABRUZZO PIÈ DELLE VIGNE ’18 CATALDI MADONNA #cataldimadonna
Meditative Wine of the Year
Vernaccia di Oristano Antico Gregori ’76 #contivini
Best Value for Money Wine
FRIULI PINOT BIANCO ’19 – VIGNETI LE MONDE #vignetilemonde
Red Wine of the Year
BAROLO ORNATO ’16 – PIO CESARE #piocesare1881
SOMMELIER LIFE | DUE TO COVID-19
STATEMENT | Batin Mumcu
The concept for the Gambero Rosso Award in Rome is trend-setting for a sustainable wine presentation in the Covid-19 pandemic times. Security measures were very strict but necessary to guarantee a smooth process. Times for gastronomy and sommeliers are difficult and can only survive through innovative concepts.
So it was an important sign of a new normal time and lifestlye. It goes on, the industry can survive and continue to live. Therefore, all wine event organizers are called upon to continue working on creative concepts. In order to further support the wine industry. It will go on. That is the important and central message that I take with me from my trip to Rome. #bekind #thinkpositive
VIDEO DOCUMENTARY | This exciting video documentary is a summary of VINI D’ITALIA BY GAMBERO ROSSO | Award 2021 in Rome Italy. It includes an interview with Tiina Eriksson (International Director, Gambero Rosso and Marco Sabellico (Senior Editor, Gambero Rosso). Also many exciting impressions of a grape harvest in Chianti Classico in Greve Tuscany. And various wine tastings and visits to restaurants.
Have fun watching! 🙂
Video | Text | Fotos | Article by Batin Mumcu / Berliner Weinpilot |
Gambero Rosso / Trebiccherie 2021 | Rome Italy