Italian Icons Wine Tasting at Ely CHQ

The Vine Inspiration

Ely Winebars don’t do things by half really. So it was no surprise that when they chose to take on ‘Italian Icons’ as the theme for one of their regular Thursday night tastings, they went all-in and poured wines from the length and breadth of the country – from Piedmont to Sicily with stops off in Veneto, Fruili-Venezia-Giulia and Tuscany along the way. Their able accomplices for this tasting were Liberty Wines , perhaps the only importer with Italian portfolio capable of fulfilling such a broad brief. Ian Brosnan from Ely and Ben Reynolds of Liberty Wines were on hand to talk us through the wines.

We started with Pieropan Soave Classico Calvarino 2010. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that when it comes to Pieropan’s two single vineyard Soaves – La Rocca and Calvarino – that I’m firmly in the Calvarino camp. Not that you have to choose one of…

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