LAVOURS OF ITALY is an annual event of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West dedicated at promoting the excellence of the Italian wines in Alberta and British Columbia.
The initiative comprises a variety of events and promotional activities that takes place every Fall in the cities of Vancouver and Calgary.
“Flavours of Italy”, as a prestigious trade and consumer event attended by local industry professionals, corporate leaders, provincial and municipal dignitaries, financial decision makers, numerous SME owners and the sophisticated consumers of Western Canada, offers exceptional promotional opportunities for participating partners and sponsors by improving their name brand positioning and generating excellent networking opportunities and sponsor identification and recognition as a community supporter in a charitable event.
Some of the events organized durign the past editions:
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Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico DOCG
Wine Agency: Appellation Wine Marketing – Melanie Ritchie
Winery: Rocca delle Macie
Varietal: Chianti Classico
Tasting notes: Sangiovese 95%, Merlot 5% Color: lively ruby red.Nose: intense and persistent with hints of wild berries that combine well with the aromas released by the wood of the barrels. Taste: savory and full bodied, it highlights the exceptional persistence of the bouquet
Il Passo Nerello Mascalese
Wine Agency: Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants – John McLaughlin
Winery: Vigneti Zabu
Varietal: Nero d’Avola
Tasting notes: This wine is bright ruby red, vivid and full. An intense aroma of red fruits, spices and red flowers lead to warm, full, soft and well-balanced flavours, with an aftertaste of red fruits in the finish. Best served with pasta with rich sauces, meat and seasoned cheeses.
Arcanum Il Fauno
Wine Agency: Summit Fine Wines – Desirae Salmas
Varietal: Bordeaux-stule Blend
Tasting notes: A red blend with attractive currant, blueberry and spice on the nose and pallete. Full body, very silky and polished tannins and a ripe rich finish.
Villa Teresa Organic Chardonnay Frizzante
Wine Agency: The Delf Group – Diana Paiuk
Winery: Vini Tonon
Tasting notes: A new addition to the certied organic – line of wine from Villa Teresa, this 100% Chardonnay is refreshingly – fruity with bright e ervescence and fragrant notes of passion fruit, – pears, honey and acacia flowers. It’s light and elegant on the palate. – Enjoy chilled!
Musella Valpolicella Ripasso
Wine Agency: The Wine Syndicate – Scott Adair
Tasting notes: The wine shows earthy floral minerality and even a pinch of prune but there is a freshness of ripe cherry fruit and glossy tannin that slips down effortlessly inviting you to finish the bottle. The balance is perfect and the wine is clean.
Wine Agency: Trialto Wine Group – Anna Knowles
Winery: Tenuta Sette Ponti
Varietal: Predominantly Sangiovese with a small amount of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting notes: A full bouquet of ripe cherry and berries well blended with spicy notes that lend class and complexity. Full bodied, well balanced, and vibrant with well rounded tannins and depth.
Corte Ottone Brindisi
Wine Agency: Vintage West Wine Marketing – Matt Thirlwell
Varietal: Negromaro, Sangiovese, Malvasia Nera
Region: Puglia, Brindisi
Tasting notes: Intense ruby red colour. In youth it has fresh varietal armomas of red fruit that become more complex with time. Over time it becomes more spicy with hints of toast and vanilla.
Lazio Cesanese Rosso
Wine Agency: World Wine Synergy Inc – Richard Loo
Winery: Casale del Giglio
Tasting notes: Deep ruby red with intense aromas of marasca cherry followed by spicy notes of white-, black-pepper and violet. Soft and well balanced on the palate with persistent tannins and pronounced acidity; excellent with white meat, turkey, or savory stew.
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