We are delighted to announce that we will be representing a selection of our wineries at SITT Spring 2019. Alongside some of our longstanding producers, we will be showcasing two new and exciting Italian wineries that we have recently partnered with: Scarpa and Savian. Come and see our knowledgeable and friendly team alongside Peter McCombie MW to explore the exciting range of wines we will be showcasing.
Savian is a producer of low intervention, organic wines, with a range of biodynamic and sulphite-free wines. Their philosophy is a belief in the vines and in hard work to help realise their potential. A selection of their range of organic wines will be available to taste at SITT Spring:
Scarpa is a winery based in Piedmont with a focus on quality over quantity and a long ageing of their wines in botti, or large barrels. Silvio Trichinero, their current winemaker, was trained by the previous winemaker, Carlo Castino, and continues his legacy by embracing Scarpa’s core philosophy when crafting his wines. We will be showing four wines from Scarpa:
Cantina Valle Isarco is, as ever, a winery that offers fantastic expressions of Teutonic varietals from Alto Adige, Italy’s northernmost province. Known for the high quality of its wines, this collaboration of 135 families in the Isarco Valley has won numerous awards for its wines. We will be showcasing three wines from Cantina Valle Isarco:
Tenuta Sant’Antonio and the SCAIA range are made by the four Castagnedi brothers in Verona. In order to inherit their father’s vineyards, they had to prove that they would be up to the task. To this end, they bought a small winery near Monte Garbi, which many thought would be incapable of producing good wines. Here, they honed their skills and made a success of the winery and gradually expanded. Now they have the more traditional wines from Tenuta Sant’Antonio, as well as the more innovative SCAIA range. At SITT Spring, one wine from Tenuta Sant’Antino and two wines from SCAIA will be available for tasting:
Orma and Poggio al Lupo are both located in western Tuscany. Orma is a winery in Bolgheri, nestled between two very famous neighbours: Sassicaia and Ornellaia. This Tuscan gem produces some outstanding Super Tuscan wines, with its flagship wine, Orma, consistently in lists of the world’s top wines. Poggio al Lupo is located in Maremma, crafts beautiful wines in its mineral-rich, coastal soils. We will be showing two wines from orma, and one from Poggio al Lupo:
Felline is the culmination of Gregory Perucci’s love of Puglia. Perucci was a great proponent of Puglian wines, even when their reputation was much different to now. Most of the vineyards are located in Manduria, the traditional heart of Puglia, though Perucci has also set up Racemi, which aims to bring together and protect small, regional producers. He is a great lover of Primitivo, the main grape of Puglia, and has even taken cuttings of Zinfandel from the famous Geyserville of Ridge vineyard to propagate in Puglia, leading to Sinfarosa, the only non-American Zinfandel to be admitted to the ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates ad Producers) Grand Festival. Come and try two of Felline’s wines:
“Simply put, Gulfi is one of the best – if not the best – producers of Nero d’Avola wines in Sicily as well as one of Italy’s top wine estates.” according to Ian D’Agata, renowned Italian wine writer. This iconic, highly awarded, certified organic producer has vineyards in three sub-regions of Sicily: DOCG Cerasuolo di Vittoria/Classico, DOC Eloro and DOC Etna. Three of these fantastic wines will be available to taste:
Bodega La Rural and Rutini Wines are wineries run under the watchful eye of Mariano di Paola, who was named of Decanter’s Top 30 Winemakers in 2016. Bodega La Rural is Mendoza’s longest continually running winery, while Rutini Wines is a leader in making top quality wines. The Rutini Collection aims to create a high quality, complex wines which express their varietal characteristics as well as those of their terroir. The Trumpeter range offers an exciting range of wines, with some more unusual offerings such as a Rosé de Malbec. We will be showing a selection of wines from these collections:
Viña Siegel is a winery, which operates seven vineyards across a range of winegrowing areas in Chile. They have a commitment to creating high quality wines while respecting the environment. The Handpicked range comes from the Colchagua Valley, where Siegel planted some of the first vines. The following selection will be available to try:
Come and try these exquisite and exciting wines poured by members of our friendly team and Peter McCombie MW at Table 32.