Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CCR Wine Tasting: Pinot Nero - May 13, 2017

Although Pinot's natural home is the Burgundy region of France, Pinot Noir (known as "Pinot Nero" in Italy) has a century-long history in Italy. Grown in the cool, higher-altitude vineyards of the North, it is the terroir that makes Pinot Nero ‘Italian.’ Hillside vineyards and a climate which is cool at night and warm and sunny during the day allow for the full ripening of the fruit without the development of any jammy flavours. Pinot Nero is a notoriously difficult grape to grow. Despite this, wines from the Pinot Nero grape can be some of the most awarded and respected.

Where: Residence of CCR member (Via Salaria/Villa Ada area near the Canadian Embassy - exact address will be sent to registered participants)
When: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost:  €25 for members (€35 for non-members)
RSVP to Linda and Paul by Wednesday May 10, at canadarome@gmail.com. Please note that you are responsible for your reservation.

Each session is given in French and Italian and focuses on a specific theme relative to Italian wines.

Daniele Maestri, well-known Italian sommelier and a favorite among CCR members for his knowledgeable and lively presentations, will again lead this lecture and wine-tasting. For those interested in ‘wining and dining’, Daniele writes in-depth articles on Italian wines and food for “Bibenda – Vini D’Italia” produced by the Italian Sommelier Foundation and he is a major contributor to their wine guide.