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Sorsi DiVino 2009
Loris Scagliarini – February 28, 2009
Photos by Alessandro DeSogos

Sorsi Di Vino 2009

On February 23, 2009, the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco, California, hosted the first Sorsi DiVino (play on words mreaning either Sips of Wine or Divine Sips) 2009, the Italian wine tasting organized by WineCountry.IT, L.L.C. to promote sales in the current stagnant market, which appears to be the case at the beginning of the year, following the depressing performance of the third and fourth quarters of 2008.

Sorsi Di Vino 2009
Guests waiting to be checked in at the Consulate General of Italy
in San Francisco, CA, on the occasion of Sorsi DiVino 2009

Despite being a grayish, rainy day, and the the fact that road works forbid parking at all along the 2100 block of Broadway, where the Consulate General of Italy is located, around 200 guests, including professional buyers, journalists, bloggers, knowledgeable consumers and wine collectors participated in the invitation only event.

Sorsi Di Vino 2009
Guests waiting to be checked in at the Consulate General of Italy
in San Francisco, CA, on the occasion of Sorsi DiVino 2009

When the show opened at 3pm, a waiting line of guests snaked out of the atrium of the Italian Consulate, down the few steps and out onto the street, braving a light drizzle which could easily have discouraged less motivated guests.

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Sorsi DiVino 2009 proposed the Italian Flavor Consortium wine portfolio, which includes products from Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto, Friuli, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Campania, Apulia, and Sardinia.

Sorsi Di Vino 2009
Ruio Ruio Ruio

In addition, as in all the events organized by, or in which WineCountry.IT, L.L.C. has participated since mid 2007, all red wines have been poured using the Centellino Areadivino top-of-the-bottle aerator, which oxygenates the wine naturally and in real time.

Sorsi Di Vino 2009

On this occasion, WineCountry.IT, L.L.C. counted on the support of La Ciccia Restaurant (291, 30th Street at Church Street, San Francisco, California 94131), Ottimista Enoteca Café (1838 Union Street, San Francisco, California 94123) , and AlMare Gelato (2170 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California 94704), which sponsored the event providing and serving the much appreciated food that paired and supported the wines poured.

Sorsi Di Vino 2009 La Ciccia Restaurant
Chef Massimiliano Conti and his business partner and wife, Lorella Degan of La Ciccia Restaurant

Owner-chef Massimiliano Conti and his business partner and wife, Lorella Degan of La Ciccia, the only Sardinian restaurant in San Francisco which has become my favorite regional restaurant in the city since it opened a few years ago, served insalata di fregula with prosciutto, quinche sauce, carrots, celery, onion and thyme; suckling pig terrine; three types of crostini with mushrooms seasoed with truffle oil, goat ricotta cheese, and mousse of sardinian olives; pecorino cheese aged 12 months, and pane carasau sprinkled with organic extra virgine olive oil produced by Azienda Agricola Masseriola from Apulia.

Sorsi Di Vino 2009 Ottista Enoteca Cafe
Juli Gregg and Melissa Gisler Modanlou, of Ottimista Enoteca Café

Melissa Gisler Modanlou, co-owner of Ottimista Enoteca Café, assisted by Juli Gregg, served truffled cannelini crostini, and roasted baby beets salad with swiss chard, leeks, hazelnuts and pancetta.

Sorsi Di Vino 2009 Alberto Malvestio
Alberto Malvestio, owner of AlMare Gelato, Berkeley, California

Alberto Malvestio, owner of Berkeley's AlMare Gelato, was assisted by business partner and wife, Rebecca, in serving his own excellent vanilla gelato with Masseriola's organic extra virgin olive oil and kosher salt, and strawberry gelato with Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena provided by WineCountry.IT.

Sorsi Di Vino 2009
The white wine table

To offer a better tasting experience to our guests, the wine layout followed the formula already used at the latest Italian Flavor Forums. We separated the wines into four main groups, sparkling, white, red, and dessert wines, then setting them in order by region and by variety, closing with 18 Sangiovese-based wines, including 100% varietals as well as Super Tuscan blends.

Sorsi Di Vino 2009
Centellino Areadivinio products

We presented 56 limited production Italian quality boutique wines, extra virgin olive oil, traditional balsamic vinegar from Modena, and mineral water from nine regions, as listed below:

Sorsi Di Vino 2009

Nineteen of the 56 wines poured have won prizes and recognition at various US competitions where they were presented in 2008. Below please find the list of prizes and honorable mentions.

Sorsi Di Vino 2009
WineCountry.IT, L.L.C.'s director of sales, Massimo Margelli (center)
interacts with professional buyers participating in the event

Los Angeles County Fair International Wine Competition 2008

Wine Prize
Ruio Prosecco di Valdobbiadene DOC Brut Silver Medal
Gorio Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Extra Dry Silver Medal
 
Sorsi Di Vino 2009 - Jenny Snodgrass
WineCountry.IT, L.L.C.'s Jenny Snodgrass
 

Wine Spectator

Wine Points
Brunello di Mont. DOCG La Togata Riserva 2001 96 points
Azzurreta IGT Toscana 2005 90 points
 
Sorsi Di Vino 2009 - Dana Barsocchini
Dana Barsocchini, friend of WineCountry.IT

National Women's Wine Competition 2008

Wine Prize
Soave Classico DOC Le Bine Longhe di Costalta 2007 Gold Medal
La Marina - Cannonau di Sardegna DOC Bronze Medal
Thesan - Monteregio di Massa Marittima DOC 2002 Riserva Bronze Medal
 
Sorsi Di Vino 2009 - Louise Gould
Louise Gould, friend of WineCountry.IT

Pro Wine Buyer's Competition 2008

Wine Prize
Poventa - DOC Valdichiana 2003 Silver Medal
Caliscana Occidental IGT 2004 Silver Medal
Ruio Prosecco di Valdobbiadene DOC Brut Bronze Medal
Rosato Italiano IGT 2007 Bronze Medal
Soave Classico DOC Le Bine Longhe di Costalta 2007 Bronze Medal
Sereno - Toscana Bianco IGT 2005 Bronze Medal
Aurora – Monteregio di Massa Marittima DOC 2005 Bronze Medal
Gavi di Gavi DOCG Rolona Bronze Medal
Monferrato DOC Infinito 2004 Bronze Medal
Perbacco Maremma Toscana IGT Bronze Medal
Montalpruno - Toscana Rosso IGT 2005 Bronze Medal
Canto del Leccio - Chianti DOCG Riserva 2004 Bronze Medal
Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOC Bronze Medal
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG La Togata 2002 Bronze Medal
 
Sorsi Di Vino 2009 - Massimo Margelli
WineCountry.IT L.L.C. director of sales, Massimo Margelli

The Buyers' Feedback

We asked our guests, who were sommeliers, professional buyers, journalists, and wine collectors, to please judge the products using the following 100-point scale.
  • 95-100 = Excellent
  • 90-94 = Very Good
  • 80-89 = Good
  • 70-79 = Average
  • 50-69 = Not recommended
 
Sorsi Di Vino 2009 - Michelle Keene
WineCountry.IT L.L.C.'s Michelle Keene

The Best of the Show

 
Sorsi Di Vino 2009 - Ron Hagen
Ron Hagen, friend of WineCountry.IT
 
Should you be interested in purchasing the products featured in this article, please use the links provided below to contact the right person.
 
Sorsi Di Vino 2009 - Myriam Johnson
Myriam Johnson, friend of WineCountry.IT

Sparkling Wines

       
Wine Name Producer Region Highest Score Lowest Score
Average Score
Ruio – Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOC Spumante Brut 2006 Azienda Agricola Malibran Veneto 100 75
90.57
Rosato Italiano IGT Azienda Agricola Mauro Zini Emilia Romagna 95 70 87.54
Vin de Milan – San Colombano al Lambro DOC Azienda Agricola Il Bissolino Veneto 90 75
84
Lambrusco Emilia IGT Azienda Agricola Mauro Zini Emilia Romagna 90 70
83
 
Sorsi Di Vino 2009 - Shirley Johnson
Shirley Johnson, friend of WineCountry.IT


Dry White Wines

       
Wine Name Producer Region Highest Score Lowest Score
Average Score
Solaluce – Monferrato Bianco Classico 2004 Azienda Vitivinicola Colledoro Piedmont 95 84
90
Soave Classico DOC 2007 Le Bine Longhe di Pietralunga Azienda Agricola T•E•S•S•A•R•I Veneto 100 60 88.75
Gavi DOCG di Gavi Rolona 2004 Castellari Bergaglio Piedmont 90 84
88.14
Verduzzo DOC Colli Orientali del Friuli 2005 Mosolo Gleni Friuli Venezia Giulia 90 70
86
Aurora Monteregio di Massa Marittima DOC 2005 Fattoria Coliberto Tuscany 93 60
85.83
Tocai Friulano DOC Colli Orientali del Friuli 2005 Mosolo Gleni Friuli Venezia Giulia 89 70
84.57
Gavi DOCG di Gavi Rovereto VignaVecchia 2004 Castellari Bergaglio Piedmont 88 75 83.66
Fior Fiore Ansonica IGT 2005 Caliscana Tuscany 90 65
83.25
Bianco D'Elisa Vermentino IGT 2007 Toscana Azienda Agricola La Carletta Tuscany 92 55 82.33
Pinot Grigio DOC Colli Orientali del Friuli 2005 Mosolo Gleni Friuli Venezia Giulia 90 60
81.6
Vermentino di Sardegna DOC - La Pagliastra 2004 Cooperativa Vinicola Romangia Sardinia 93 50 81
Soave Classico DOC 2004 Azienda Agricola T•E•S•S•A•R•I Veneto 95 60 78.85
Sereno Toscana Bianco IGT 2005 Montalpruno Tuscany 85 50
78
Langhe DOC Arneis 2005 Azienda Agricola Gagliardi Piero Piedmont 90 45 76.16
Falanghina Pompeiano Bianco IGT 2005 Casa Vinicola Ferraro Campania 86 40 75.36
 
Sorsi Di Vino 2009
WineCountry.IT President, Loris Scagliarini, chats with one of the guests.


Dry Red Wines

       
Wine Name Producer Region Highest Score Lowest Score
Average Score
Il Tempio Maremma Toscana IGT 2002 Azienda Agricola La Carletta Tuscany 100 90 95.16
Brunello di Montalcino La Togata 2002 DOCG Tenuta Carlina S.a.s. Tuscany 100 90 94.60
Maclura Toscana IGT SuperTuscan 2003 Terre di Nano Tuscany 98 85
92.92
Thesan Riserva 2002 DOC Monteregio di Massa Marittima Fattoria Coliberto Tuscany 99 80 92.81
Montalpruno Toscana IGT SuperTuscan 2003 Montalpruno Tuscany 93 70 91.46
Barbera d’Asti DOC 2005 Poderi Rosso Giovanni Piedmont 100 70
91
Il Canto del Leccio Chianti Riserva DOCG 2004 Montalpruno Tuscany 97 70 91
Occhini  IGT Toscana 2004 Fattoria `"La Striscia" Tuscany 95 86
90.75
Infinito – Monferrato DOC 2004 Poderi Rosso Giovanni Piedmont 95 84
90.63
Barbera d’Asti DOC Superiore Cascina Perno 2004 Poderi Rosso Giovanni Piedmont 98 70
90.46
Quercialsale Orcia Rosso DOC 2003 Terre di Nano Tuscany 96 80 90.42
Azzurreta IGT Toscana 2005 Super Tuscan Tenuta Carlina S.a.s. Tuscany 98 80 90
Jennos – Cannonau di Sardegna DOC 2004 Cooperativa Vinicola Romangia Sardinia 95 85 90
Toscana IGT Sangiovese 2005 Montalpruno Tuscany 93 75 89.8
Merigge 2004 IGT Toscana Azienda Agricola Buccelletti Vivai Tuscany 95 80
89.71
Laran 2003 DOC Monteregio di Massa Marittima Fattoria Coliberto Tuscany 94 75 89.46
Caliscana Merlot 2004 / 2005 Toscana IGT Caliscana Tuscany 93 75 89.2
Chianti Bernardino DOC 2004 Fattoria `"La Striscia" Tuscany 92 60
89.11
Caliscana Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Toscana IGT Caliscana Tuscany 92 70 88.25
Caliscana Occidental 2004 Toscana IGT Caliscana Tuscany 92 70 87.81
San Colombano Al Lambro Il Bissolino Piedmont 90 76 87.5
Caliscana Sangiovese 2004 / 2005 Toscana IGT Caliscana Tuscany 97 60 87
Poventa DOC Valdichiana 2003 Azienda Agricola Buccelletti Vivai Tuscany 98 80 86.85
Caliscana Poliphemus 2004 Toscana IGT Caliscana Tuscany 92 77 86.5
Penisola Sorrentina Rosso V.Q.P.R.D. 2005 Vini Iovine s.n.c. Campania 90 75
85.71
Monica di Sardegna DOC 2004 Cooperativa Vinicola Romangia Sardinia 90 75 85.14
Aglianico Sannio V.Q.P.R.D. 2005 Vini Iovine s.n.c. Campania 90 70
84.8
Le Baccanti – Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2004 CantOlio – Cantina ed Oleificio Sociale di Manduria Apulia 95 50
84.57
Cabernet Franc DOC Colli Orientali del Friuli 2005 Mosolo Gleni Friuli Venezia Giulia 100 60
84.45
Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso DOC Colli Orientali del Friuli 2005 Mosolo Gleni Friuli Venezia Giulia 90 75
84
Perbacco Maremma IGT 2006 Azienda Agricola La Carletta Tuscany 92 60 83.47
La Marina – Cannonau di Sardegna DOC 2003 Cooperativa Vinicola Romangia Sardinia 92 60
83.12
Mandonion – Primitivo di Manduria DOC CantOlio – Cantina ed Oleificio Sociale di Manduria Apulia 93 50
82.27
Sito Romano Dolcetto d'Alba DOC 2004 Tenimenti Marchisio d'Osasca Piedmont 90 50 81.45
Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOC 2005 Casa Vinicola Ferraro Campania 92 50 80.33
 
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Dessert Wines

       
Wine Name Producer Region Highest Score Lowest Score
Average Score
Moscato di Sorso Sennori DOC Cooperativa Vinicola Romangia Sardinia 95 79
90.67
Abeterno – Primitivo di Manduria 2004 DOC CantOlio Manduria sca Apulia 95 70
90.29

Mineral Water Wines

       
Product Name Producer Region Highest Score Lowest Score
Average Score
Smeraldina Mineral Water Smeraldina S.p.A. Sardinia 100 87
96.33

The Drawing

Among all the feedback forms returned by the participating guests, we drew one form and awarded that lucky guest, John Laughran, one bottle of Il Doge Umbria IGT from my own personal collection.

Sorsi Di Vino 2009
WineCountry.IT director of sales, Massimo Margelli, explains the
organoleptic characteristics of Sardinian mineral water Smeraldina (Little Enerald)
to Dario Hadjianfard and Kate Horan, of Pellegrino Restaurant.
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