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Vision of Italy: Rare Italian Wines in London

Aivè, dry moscato by La Bruciata

Thousands of wineries are producing wine in Italy. Few of them are directly imported in UK, as the number of importers and distributors is by far smaller.

That’s why Vision of Italy, an event presenting top quality wine and food products from Italy at Prism Brasserie in London, on  March, 30th, is set to be so exciting.

Professionals and top wine lovers will meet a little group of Italian farmer-winemakers, from Sicily up to Tuscany, Veneto and Piedmont,  and, for the first time in the UK capital, will taste some unique and very exclusive wines.

Featured producers include Timorasso, which is considered the most fashionable white wine  in Italy but only produces 200,000 bottles per year, and Pomodolce – the top awarded producer.

Brachetto d’Acqui is a red aromatic sparkling sweet dessert wine, coming from the Monferrato hills in south eastern Piedmont, and definitely worth tasting . The version by Pizzorni is perfect to match with strawberries.

Brutto Anatroccolo (ugly duck)  is the label of a new modern style Dolcetto di Ovada, fruity fresh and light red wine, and Piercarlo Bergaglio also produces Gavi.

Colle Manora is a premium winery, owned by the family of the famous Italian fashion stylist Mila Schön. Their Barbera and Mimosa sauvignon blanc wines are highly recommended.

Another great producer, not yet imported in UK, is La Bruciata, from Langhe district. Their Moscato d’Asti had been awarded the best of the year at Vinitaly fair in Verona, but don’t miss Aivè, a surprising dry moscato, it could be the good companion for spicy food.

Someone told me that  “curious means brainy”. The bright wine people always seek out new experiences and the lesser known houses of Italy can provide such an adventure.

  • Vision of Italy, Prism – Harvey Nichols Brasserie, 147 Leadenhall Street, London EC3
  • 30 March 2011,  6.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.



About Maurizio Fava

Maurizio Fava is a sommelier and a certified grappa taster. He is the publisher and editor of "Door to Italy", a travel publication, and founder of Alessandria Top Wine, a showcase of Piedmont wines taking place every year in Piedmont. He was also a judge at the International Wine Challenge in London. He is a former editor at Slow Food and Gambero Rosso Guida Vini d'Italia.

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