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Interesting Italian Wines from Small Wineries

Interesting Italian Wines
Interesting Italian Wines

Italy’s thousands of wineries produce millions of hectolitres of wine.
Italy, France always compete with regard to quantity, and sometimes Italy produces more than France does, another times France surpasses Italy.

Italy, France, and Spain, combined, produce more or less 65 per cent of world’s total output annually. While in the past Italy exported more wine than any other country, Spain surpassed Italy for the first time in 2014. Spain has more vineyard acreage than any other country in the world, but produces less than France or Italy because of the dry climate. These three countries rely on exports, and although their population consume respectable quantities of wine, still cannot exhaust the entire inventory.

Italy in particular depends on exports as the average per capita wine consumption has been decreasing for some time now. All wineries make concerted efforts to break into lucrative markets such as Canada, the U.S.A, the United Kingdom, Germany, and of late Russia and China. The Italian government with EU head office in Brussels financially support promotional activities
Recently, a large delegation of food processors and several wineries stopped in Toronto to show their products.

Food producers displayed and sampled on one floor, wineries on another.
I spent several hours on both floors.

This article is about wine only.
More than 18 wineries poured their wines to an eager audience of restaurateurs, agents, and the wine media. I tasted approximately 90 per cent of the wines and found the following to be very palatable.

Most wineries were looking for representation in Ontario, and for this reason their email addresses are included.

Chianti Riserva, 2010, Cantine Guidi

Sofia Sangiovese di Ravenna, 2011, La Casetta Azienda Agricola

Gavi, 2013, Molinetta

Gavi Relys, 2013, Molinetto

Brunello di Montalcino, 2010, Paradisone Colle Degli Angelli

Rosso Di Montalcino, 2009, Paradisone Degli Angelli

Nebbiolo d’Alba, 2012, Fratelli Ponte Vini
Barbera d’Asti, 2013, Fratelli Ponte Vini
Moscato d’Asti, 2014, Fratelli Ponte Vini

Brunilde Di Menzione (Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon), Schank Italia

Brunello Di Montalcino, 2009, Tonino Lamborghini

Piemonte Barbera, 2013, Michele Viano

Roero Arneis, 2013, Michele Viano

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