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OPERA WINE – FINEST ITALIAN WINES, 100 GREAT PRODUCERS

After two successful editions, OperaWine, Finest Italian Wines: 100 Great Producers” (www.operawine.it) has become the premier event to Vinitaly, welcoming all those who wish to experience the best that Italy has to offer.

 

This third edition, took place on April 5th in Palazzo della Gran Guardia in the heart of Verona, offers the opportunity to try the best wines presented by 100 greatest Italian producers selected by the magazine “Wine Spectator”.

Being the prelude of- Vinitaly, the most known international wine-fair, OperaWine aims to showcase the quality and diversity of Italian wines, presenting producers from all across Italy, who are recognized leaders in their regions, using the benchmarks of quality, innovation, historical significance and consumer acceptance.

 

Rotari Flavio Trento DOC Riserva 2006, a sparkling wine from the Dolomites and produced exclusively from Trento DOC fruit, will be featured during OperaWine. The grapes are hand selected and hand harvested from hills at an elevation of 1,100 feet located in the north of Trento, made exclusively from Chardonnay and aged for a minimum of five years. Consistently highly rated by major publications around the world, the wine is fresh, fragrant and elegant.

 

In addition, we are proud to announce that we are a very “social” winery. In order to create connections among the online community of Vinitaly, which this month reached a landmark of 100,000 Facebook followers, Opera Wine promoted a Twitter contest. From March 24 to April 4, Twitter users could vote for their favorite Opera Wine of 2014 – listed on the Opera Wine website – using the hashtag #bestoperawine.
Rotari Flavio Trento DOC Riserva 2006 won the prize as best wine on Twitter! Cheers! Cheers! Cheers!

Great recognition for Mezzacorona Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Have you ever tasted our Mezzacorona Cabernet Sauvignon? Well, if you haven’t yet, you should definitely do it, now more than ever!

The 2011 vintage is Wine Spectator’s #1 top rated Cabernet Sauvignon in the World under $13*!

“Well-focused and lightly juicy, this offers flavors of syrupy black cherry, black currant and spice, with a smoky base note” (Wine Spectator, as of the April 30th issue).

 

Cultivated in our own vineyards, grown in the north of Lake Garda, this Cabernet Sauvignon stands out for its great personality. Thanks to the presence of the lake, there is an exceptional microclimate that contributes to create a Mediterranean corner right in the foothills of theAlps.  Here grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, that prefer milder temperatures, find the perfect environment to express their full potential.

 

Characterized by a deep ruby red color, Mezzacorona Cabernet Sauvignon has an intense and complex bouquet, with spicy notes reminiscent of eucalyptus and sweet fruits, well integrated with the distinctive fragrance deriving from the maturation in oak. This wonderful wine is the perfect companion for a variety of food pairings like red meats, flavourful roasts, game and aged cheeses.

 

Nothing should be stopping you now from enjoying a glass of our delicious Mezzacorona Cabernet Sauvignon! Let’s toast with us!

 

 

*As of the April 30th issue and according to online archived data of Wine Spectator scores for the 2011 vintage as of April 1,2013. The next price-point at 87 points or more was $13.

Mezzacorona among the top 10 Pinot Grigio producers in the world!

 

Just today,  we visited some of our farmers during the Pinot Grigio harvest. A morning breeze welcomed us in the fields while the first rays of sun began to light the valley here in the middle of the Alps.  In order to pick the grapes at their best, the harvest starts quite early in the morning –preserving all the crispness and the fragrances that make Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio unique.

 

 

When we arrived, the farmer, together with his family, were already working in the vineyards. Everybody helps during these days:  grandparents, wives and children. They are all happy to be part of these joyful days and hold in their hands the results of their efforts spent over the past months. The grapes look wonderful this season, and everybody seems to be happy about the quality of the grapes and have great expectations for the new vintage!

 

While waiting for the 2012 Pinot Grigio release, we have been informed that Snooth,  the largest social media of wine, has rated Mezzacorona among the Top 10 Pinot Grigio producers of the world! (www.snooth.com)

 

An important achievement that, together with the 90 points the Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio Riserva 2010 received from Wine Enthusiast, confirms once again the commitment, dedication, and passion of Mezzacorona in producing elegant and consistent quality wines, with the Pinot Grigio being our pride and joy, throughout the years.

  

 

 

We thank you, our fans, for your continued support!