It is an event conceived by the Canadian Master Sommelier John Szabo, who has been able to involve very prestigious companies and unite them in some way in a small community of excellence. It was particularly nice to realize that in fact volcanic wines are a real movement, which carries forward a unique and very current discourse within the world of wine.
The VWI was a splendid opportunity to meet with journalists and trade operators, and was attended by around 50 producers from all over the world, and in which masterclasses and in-depth analyzes were held that were very useful for developing the theme of wines from volcanic origin.
The "volcanic wine brand", defined as a unique category of wines produced in some of the most extreme viticultural conditions on the planet, is now beginning to be recognized by enthusiasts and people in the business, and certainly our Lipari wines represent a further frontier for the typology, being in addition also wines born from the strong influence of natural elements such as the wind and the sea, and with the characteristics of the rare native vines - in particular the Malvasia delleLipari and the Corinto Nero - which certainly further distinguish us at the inside the movement.
More in detail, we were able to preview the following vintages:
2022 Bianco Pomice (just released on the market, and as always a bit the keystone of our production)
2020 Nero Ossidiana (out during the summer, and promises to be a very classic vintage for our now historic label)
2020 Corinto (this one has already been on the market for about 3 months, as always produced in tiny quantities).
At our table we also served the new Etna by Massimo Lentsch, our parallel project on the northern slope of the "Muntagna", which were received with great interest both by the specialized press present, and by restaurateurs, distributors and importers who came to the event.
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