PRESS RELEASE No. 2, May 23, 2022
Terracotta and Wine 2022 (4-5 June, Certosa di Firenze)
From Italy and around the world, the producers of Amphora Wine featuring in the largest event of its kind on the planet. The programme of the fantastic two days for fans of the newest wine-making practice with the oldest roots
Florence – The world of Amphora Wine is the grand protagonist for two days in one of the most evocative and emblematic locations of Art and Culture in Florence, thanks to the organization of the Cultural Association, “La Terracotta e il vino”. In the magnificent location of “Certosa di Firenze” nearly fifty producers of Amphora Wine from Italy and around the world, will be present on the 4th and 5th of June at the event “Terracotta and Wine 2022”, now in its fourth edition, with over 200 labels of wines made exclusively in terracotta. These are producers who believe and invest in the sustainability of viticulture, demonstrating quality and care with the application of reduced environmental impacts throughout their entire processing chain, from the vineyard to the cellar, right up to distribution. Enthusiasts, wine lovers, wine critics and amphora wine explorers will meet these producers at their stands on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th to find out how wine was made by the Etruscans and before them, the ancient Greeks, re-discovering the “ancient” taste of Amphora Wine, increasingly more well- known and appreciated by the contemporary wine scene, both in Italy and abroad. The Media Partner of the event is VinoNews24.it, an online magazine that offers news and updates on the protagonists and terroirs of Italian wine, while Artenova Terrecotte by Andrea and Leonardo Parisi, based in Impruneta (Florence- Tuscany), leader in Italy in the production of terracotta jars for oenological use, reconfirms itself as the main sponsor of the event. The 2022 edition of the event is made possible also thanks to the contribution of Banco Fiorentino Mugello Impruneta Signa, Imballaggi-Trasporto-Logistica Paolino Packaging, Accessori per l’Enologia Fratelli Laveggi, Forniture Enologiche Vino e Natura, Unipol Sai Assicurazioni Chianti Valdelsa. The General Coordination is entrusted to Sergio Bettini for his fourth appointment. The consultants of the event are Oenologist Francesco Bartoletti and Agronomist and Oenologist, Expert in Biodynamics, Adriano Zago.
Producers from Italy, from the New World and the Old, a crossroads of different tastes, stories and wine-making techniques.
The Italians – For this fourth edition we will meet again the “loyal” exhibitors of the biennial, present since the first editions: 1701 Franciacorta (Cazzago San Martino, Lombardy); Casadei with Le Anfore di Elena Casadei and the Tuscan companies of Castello del Trebbio and Tenuta Casadei in Suvereto; Agricola Cirelli (Atri, Abruzzo); I Cacciagalli (Teano, Campania); Azienda Agricola Arrighi (Porto Azzurro, Island of Elba); Corte d’Aibo (Monteveglio, Bologna). Also from Tuscany, Azienda Agricola Oliviero Toscani Wine from Pisa, La Piana (Island of Capraia) and Le Verzure (Murlo, Siena) will return for the second time after the 2018 edition, while making their entry for the first time at the event, Vicchiomaggio (Greve in Chianti), Sassotondo (Grosseto), Podere Ema (Bagno a Ripoli), Tommaso Bojola Fattoria La Castellina (Castellina in Chianti), Fattoria le Masse (Barberino Val d’Elsa), Fattoria di Petrognano (Montelupo) and Falzari Vini (Vinci).
Italy is definitely well represented from North to South. To name but a few companies: from Campania we welcome Tenuta Fontana, Villa Matilde Avallone and Agricola Marino Maria, the latter together with I Cacciagialli, a loyal participant since the first editions of T&W. From Sicily we have Agricola Lipari and Bagolarea; Elena Fucci from Basilicata; Cantina Cignano and Masseria La Cattiva from Puglia ; Terrazze di Spazzavento (Castel Viscardo, Terni) make their entry this year among the names of wine production from Central Italy, among other companies, while Marco Carpineti (Cori, Latina) returns for the second time. From Northern Italy Vini Visintini (Corno di Rosazzo, Udine) and Cascina Corte (Dogliani, Cuneo).
From Abroad – Among our foreign Amphora Wine-producing guests, we welcome back our loyal friends Zorah Wines from Armenia, Ploder-Rosenberg from Austria and Herdade do Rocim from Portugal; and exhibiting for the first time at “Terracotta and Wine 2022”, Ghira from Croatia and Terracotta Wines from Valencia, Spain; the event will also host producers from “the land of great wines”, France, including Le Chateau De Piote.
THE PROGRAMME. The Technical conference, Guided Wine-tasting sessions, Multimedia exhibitions and wine purchases at “The Enoteca”.
Saturday 4th June – The wine-tasting stands will open for visitors at 10 am while the Technical Conference will be held at 11.00. An established appointment in all our editions, the Conference is divided into two parts: the first with a more historical-literary slant on past traditions of winemaking in amphora with Ivano Asperti, wine scout, writer and author of “Vines, rare and ancient wines, the uniqueness wine-making Italy” (2021) and American journalist Paul White with “Talha tales, Portugal’s ancient answer to Wine in Amphora”; the second part of the conference will illustrate the “Monitoring of the chemical, physical and sensorial parameters of a Sangiovese wine over the course of a year of maturation in different types of container: a comparison between terracotta concrete, steel and wood”, with particular attention given to the study of the oxygenation of the various materials. For this part, Professors Valentina Canuti, Monica Picchi and Francesco Maioli of the Department of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies of the University of Florence, will participate. Oenologist, Francesco Bartoletti, will moderate the conference after which we will be able to taste the Sangiovese Wine vinified in the different containers. Opening together with the event on Saturday 4th June, the Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramic Art “Rosso Montelupo. Its earthly origins” by the Association “Strada della Ceramica”. Exhibition design by Marco Ulivieri
Sunday 5th – the Event will open for visitors at 10am and at 11.30 am, appointment with a Guided Wine Tasting conducted by wine expert, Filippo Bartolotta, entitled “The Aging Potential of Wines made in Terracotta” Coordinating the session is Adriano Zago, Agronomist, Oenologist, Expert in
Biodynamics. An Event within the event, at 2.30 pm Tenuta Fontana will present “The King’s wine: the vineyard of the Royal Palace of Caserta and the Pallagrello” and Azienda Agricola Arrighi “Nesos the wine from under the sea: a journey to discover a mythological wine“,with the projection of the respective videos. The Multimedia exhibition “Oenology in Art, between History, Miracle and Tradition” by the Art Historian, Annamaria Bernacchioni, will be shown throughout the exhibition areas of the event and for its entire duration.
During the event it will also be possible to purchase the wines of the participating producers at “The Enoteca”, a wine shop inside the Certosa. There will be a refreshment point too for hungry wine-tasters.
How to access the Event, the purchase and cost of tickets and online preregistration.
In order to access Terracotta and Wine 2022 it is necessary to purchase an entrance ticket The full cost of the ticket 25 Euros, 20 Euros for members of the Association La terracotta e il vino. It is possible to acquire tickets and membership by preregistering online. This is recommended by the organizers for a quicker welcome at the entrance (details of online pre-registration on our website www.terracottaevino.com).
How to follow the event, post photos and comments on live social-networks.
Terracotta and Wine 2022 can be followed on the social networks of the event, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and You Tube with direct live comments and updates of the two days. This will give anyone the opportunity, during the event, to interact by posting their own comments and photos. Information and online preregistration is on the official website of the event terracottaevino.com. Info on the event firstname.lastname@example.org Hashtag # terracottaevino2022.