SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- There will be around 250 million bunches of Garanega grapes harvested in this year's four-week harvest currently underway in the region of Soave, located in Italy's historic Veneto region. Only a small number of those grapes will go into the Crus--the single vineyard wines that are vinified separately. Next week, the Soave Consortium's educational initiative, the Colors of Soave master class series, returns to the U.S. to provide a fresh perspective and a deeper dive into this year's harvest, its 57 crus and their potential for longevity.
"2016 appears to be a classic vintage and I have no doubt the crus from this vintage will demonstrate distinctive style and personality," says Soave Consortium Enologist Giovanni Ponchia. "We look forward to sharing insights from this vintage and several vintages past, as well as our research into the history and relationship between our land and the vines."
Led by Ponchia and Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein and now in its third year, the invitation-only series for licensed wine trade and media will kick off in Boston on October 4th and Chicago on October 6th. This year's micro-focused "2.0" session will look exclusively at the nuances of the distinguished Cru bottlings by exploring three key soil types—basaltic, volcanic red and calcareous limestone—and the natural sub zone variances that arguably make Soave Italy's leading white wine of place. This exciting master class followed by lunch featuring 17 wines will give local wine trade a complete overview of one of Europe's most ancient cru systems, which dates back to 1931.
Licensed trade and qualified media interested in learning more about the event should contact Full Circle Wine Solutions, at [email protected].
About the Soave Consortium The mission of the Soave Consortium is to promote Soave wines, among the first wines in Italy to receive the DOC designation, to the world and protect the quality of Soave wines through the development and administration of strict production guidelines. The Soave Consortium is responsible for the promotion of 100% of the Soave in the world. For more information, visit http://www.ilsoave.com.
About Full Circle Wine Solutions Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Full Circle Wine Solutions is a global wine and spirits education firm that grows brand loyalty and client profits through tailored wine programs and effective hospitality training. Using a vast and established network of sommelier educators, the company hosts high quality and consistent wine tasting experiences across multiple locations around the world.