Forty indigenous vines to produce a red wine and a white that are the epitome of 20 regions of Italy, and that will be officially the anniversary of founding of the Italian State abroad, from the official presentation of the "Bottle of 150 years of the unification of Italy "at Vinitaly of the 7-11 April 2011 in Verona.
The project, the brainchild of President of Veronafiere, Ettore Riello, and launched during the 2010 Vinitaly, as part of the historic visit of the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, and immediately welcomed by the Quirinal Hill with great enthusiasm and sandwiched between significant official events for the year of celebrations.
A high symbolic value wine, that will be donated to the highest international authority. Promotion tool to emphasize worldwide the peculiarity of Italian wine production, present in each of the 20 Italian regions and rich in differences, but able to create a production system expression of Italian excellence in the world.
Involved in the project Assoenologi, to create the blend of 20 red grape varieties and 20 White Berry, one for each region, chosen on the basis of the representativeness of regional agriculture Departments. At work in recent months an especially Oenologists Committee chaired by Giancarlo Prevarin. Leadear Riccardo Cotarella Panel, who created the blend, fixing the percentage of each of the selected wines.
These wines: Petit rouge, Barbera, Croatina, Rossese di Dolceacqua, Raboso, Teroldego, Refosco dal peduncolo rosso, Sangiovese, Cesanese di Affile, Sagrantino, Tear, Montepulciano, Tintilia, Negroamaro, Aglianico, Aglianico del Vulture, Gaglioppo, Nero d'Avola and Carignan produced in vintages ranging from the 2005 and the 2009, even aged in wood for red wine.
Prié blanc, Cortese, Trebbiano di Lugana, Garganega, Weissburgunder, Friulano, Pignoletto, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Grechetto, Malvasia, Verdicchio, Trebbiano, Falanghina, Fiano, Greek, White Greek, Grillo and Vermentino grapes of the harvest 2009 I passed for white wine.
Only the bottles contain wine, specially conceived and designed by Aldo Cibic, renowned architect and designer Mondiale, under the creative direction of Riccardo Facci, founder creative agency Let Us & Pollini.
After a couple of months in bottle, the wine of 150 years will be delivered to the President of the Republic.
But how will this wine? And the people will never be able to drink it? Otherwise we will ask Napolitano a review…