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“Iconic Women in Italian Wine” series: Bolgheri unites with three Italian MWs for a third inimitable encounter with the 2021 vintage at Vinitaly

Six leading female Italian wine professionals will gather for a special tasting event as Vinitaly celebrates Iconic Women in Bolgheri. With a spotlight on Bordeaux blends and on the 2021 vintage. The wines of these six inspiring women will be introduced by the three Italian Masters of Wine to a specially invited audience at an exclusive event to be held at Vinitaly on Sunday, April 14th 2024, from 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm.

Following the success of “Iconic Women in Italian Wine” and “Iconic Women in Italian Bollicine”, held during the last two editions of Vinitaly, the initiative is repeated this year with a particular focus on women involved in the production of Bordeaux blend wines from Bolgheri. Introduced by the three Italian Masters of Wine Gabriele Gorelli MW, Andrea Lonardi MW and Pietro Russo MW, this masterclass offers a rare opportunity to engage with the latest vintage of Bolgheri wines, the 2021, and their producers.

From discussions on the historic Bordeaux blend and the rationale for choosing this winemaking technique to express the region’s unique terroir, to insights into the future challenges of climate change and stylistic evolution, this event promises to be both enlightening and enriching by exploring the region’s rich heritage and its singular history and values.

"Iconic Women in Italian Wine" series: Bolgheri unites with three Italian MWs for a inimitable encounter with the 2021 vintage at Vinitaly.

The exclusive lineup represents some of the most influential wineries that currently define this exciting wine-growing region while celebrating the remarkable contribution of women in the industry and the particular role they have in shaping the future direction of wine-making across the region.

  • Albiera Antinori, Guado al Tasso – Guado al Tasso 2021
  • Priscilla Incisa Della Rocchetta, Tenuta San Guido – Sassicaia 2021
  • Cinzia Merli, Le Macchiole – Paleo 2021
  • Denise Cosentino, Ornellaia – Ornellaia 2021
  • Gaia Cinnirella, Masseto – Masseto 2021
  • Marilisa Allegrini, Poggio al Tesoro – Dedicato a Walter 2021

Stevie Kim, Managing Partner of Vinitaly, commented: “We are delighted to once again present the Iconic Women series. This year’s event not only celebrates the remarkable achievements of women in the Italian wine industry but also signifies the debut tasting for the first three Masters of Wine from Italy, marking a historic moment for Italian wine on the international stage. This unique gathering offers a rare glimpse into the essence of Italian wine excellence.”

The tasting event will take place from 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm on Sunday, April 14th at sala MAINSTAGE – wine2digital – Palaexpo, A2 entrance. Attendance is limited, and interested participants are encouraged to register early to secure their spot.