Our First Member Tasting Event: White Wines at Eataly
Mindy Joyce, Senior Director of Experiences, Lot18
On July 14th, we had our first member event. Held at Eataly in New York, the Trophy Italian Whites Tasting Class was a truly special evening of amazing wine and delicious food. Eataly is one of the best places to experience Italian epicurean delights in New York. It is also known for its education center, La Scuola, where you can learn about Italian wine, cuisine and culture.
During class we tasted five top Italian white wines. And to enjoy alongside them, La Scuola’s Chef and the Sous-Chef of Eataly, Patrick Lacey, prepared three delicious antipasto dishes. Eataly’s Wine Director Dan Amatuzzi discussed the regions of Italy best known for white wine, top producers, the wine making process and grape varieties grown in each region.
The wines we tasted were:
- Monte Rossa - Franciacorta Brut Prima Cuvee NV, Lombardia
- Silvio Jermann - Capo Martino 2007, Friuli
- Fontanafredda - Gavi del Comune di Gavi 2010, Piemonte
- Castello della Sala - Cervaro della Sala 2009, Umbria
- Marisa Cuomo - Fiorduva 2008, Campania
All the wines were excellent, and I especially loved the Franciacorta. This is a sparkling wine from the Lombardy region in Northern Italy and is made using the Methode-Traditionale, the same process used for Champagne. This was a great discovery and nice alternative for the sparkling wine lovers. The Castello della Sala is from Umbria, and is produced by Antinori, one of the oldest and most highly respected wine companies in Italy. The Capo Martino is from Friuli-Venezia Guilia and is an oaky, full-bodied white made with Tocai Friulano. Definitely a special occasion wine!