Meregalli Group, with the “100 Wines & 100 Spirits” event presented the prestigious catalog of products distributed by the brand to the sector’s experts.
The numbers of this event that took place in Rome, last September 30th, in the always fascinating location of the Salone delle Fontane – Eur, are in fact impressive:
ACCREDITED PEOPLE 1622
PRESENTED WINES LABELS 302
UNPROTED WINE BOTTLES 1912
SPIRITS LABELS PRESENTED 179
UNSOLD SPIRITS BOTTLES 374
TASTING TABLES 83
TASTING HOURS 8
Check the video we made to get an idea of all this.
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Anyway, given the informative mission of this Magazine, it will be good to do the “presentations” before going further into the description of the event.
The Meregalli Group is in fact an international company that has been distributing some of the most important brands in the wine and spirits sector for over 150 years.
It was born in Monza, where the historical seat resides practically in the … Convent of the Monaca of Monza of Manzoniana memory, dating back to the fifteenth century. A venue that, in addition to offices, includes cellars, rooms dedicated to art, design and cuisine. It contains real treasures of both art and wine.
It is not surprising therefore that the event had such a great scope and that the numerous attendances … have made our work of discovery and information really difficult. In fact, at some point, it has become virtually impossible to even get close to the tasting tables.
Fortunately for our readers, however, we had already largely provided numerous tastings, as well as participating in one of the Masterclasses (dedicated to French wines).
For the aforementioned reasons, however, we have been unable (except for a short visit to Sardinia) to go down … south of the Veneto.
Before talking about the Masterclass dedicated to Maison Chapoutier, here are our recommendations, always remembering that this is only our personal impressions.
Domaine Chanson – 4 beautiful white wines including the Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2016 that we enjoyed above all.
Langlois Chateau – excellent was the Sancerre 2018.
Domaine Laroche – worth mentioning Les Blanchots – Chablis Grand Cru / Rive Droite 2016.
Vallée d’Aoste – La Crotta di Vegneron. From this producer, noteworthy are the dry Chambave Muscat and the passito Chambave Prieuré.
Alto Adige – Pfitscher. Of which we particularly remember the Sauvignon Blanc Saxum.
Friuli Venezia Giulia –
Conte Brandolini d’Adda. Worth noting is the Pinot Grigio Ramato 2018.
Bastianich. Both the Friulano and the Sauvignon are remarkable.
Veneto – Maculan. We report the excellent passito Torcolato from Vespaiola grapes
Sardinia – Agripunica. The Montessu stood out, a red blending of native and French grapes.
Maison Chapoutier Masterclass
The history of the Maison dates back to the early 19th century. Since then, it has become a productive “universe” of 450 hectares that produces 10 million bottles from 10 different French wine regions (and not only). Production is mainly regulated by the principles of biodynamics.
For the occasion, we were fortunate to be able to taste 7 great wines as follows:
Côtes de Provence Sainte Victoire: My Pleasure 2018 (Rosè)
Rhône Valley – Condrieu: Invite 2017 (White)
Rhône Valley – Hermitage: De L’Orée 2012 (Bianco)
Languedoc – Roussillon – Côtes-du-Roussillon Lesquerde Villages: The Esquerda 2017 (Red)
Rhône Valley – Cornas: Les Arenes 2015 (Rosso)
Rhône Valley – Hermitage: Coin of the Sizeranne Magnum 2014 (Rosso)
Rhône Valley – Hermitage: Le Méal 2011 (Rosso)
Our favorites (given the highest overall level) were the De Lorée among the whites (Marsanne 100%) and Les Arènes (Syrah 100%) among the reds. Definitely a sensory experience that is hard to forget.
After a similar series of tastings, and given the “logistic” situation we were talking about at the beginning, we could only do some very quick tasting in the “Spirits” section, but really in spot mode …
However, you can see it between the photos and the video.
In conclusion, applause goes to the impeccable organization of which we highlight the constant attention to the press and the wealth of information, provided before, during and after the event.
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