Friday, March 9, 2012

Benvenuto Brunello 2012

Benvenuto Brunello is an annual event to launch the new vintage of Brunello and to nominate a rating for the vintage of the preceding year

It is a wonderful event with over 140 producers presenting their wines to the world press and to the trade and public.

Held over four days, 2012 highlighted the Brunello Riserva from 2006, the Brunello from 2007 and the rosso di Montalcino from 2010, all five star vintages.

The press on day one with their own dedicated sommeliers

Fabio from La Fornace with Carolyna

Gemma from San Carlo with Carolyna

The sitting/meeting room between the two tasting venues

Roberto from Querce Bettina with Carolyna outside the entrance to the venue

Carolyna e Alan with the President of the Consorzia, Ezio Rivella 

Patrizia from Aglieta with Carolyna

The official ceremony

The Ferragamo presentation of the 2011 vintage plaque

Mrs Ferragamo being interviewed

Together with the President placing the plaque in the vintage wall in Montalcino

The 2011 plaque

Montalcino and Brunello is such a wonderful story. Congratulations to all the fine winemakers and the Consorzia that make this story come alive